SPR 22-616, Graduated Driver Licensing Program

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Description

PROBLEM STATEMENT Kentucky has one of the highest teenage crash rates in the nation. Statewide, teenage drivers account for 6 percent of the driving population, yet they are involved in about 18 percent of all fatal crashes and over 20 percent of all highway crashes. Kentucky instituted the Graduated Driver Licensing program to reduce the number of crashes involving teenage drivers, especially fatal and severe injury crashes. This study will evaluate safety outcomes associated with Kentucky’s Graduated Driver Licensing Program. OBJECTIVES • Identify and evaluate safety outcomes of Kentucky’s Graduated Driver Licensing Program • Use Highway Safety Manual methodologies to compare crash rates before and after the inception of the Graduated Driver Licensing Program • Review graduated driver licensing programs in other states • Identify policies in other states that could improve Kentucky’s Graduated Driver Licensing Program • Develop benchmarks to assess Kentucky’s performance relative to other states in terms young driver safety • Provide implementation criteria for stakeholdersgram.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date7/1/216/30/23

Funding

  • KY Transportation Cabinet

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