In nearly every state, a teen that waits until age 18 or later to obtain a driver license “ages” out of the graduated driver license system (GDL), which is designed to help novice drivers learn to drive and gain experience in a lower risk environment. That means this teen or young adult, and everyone else on the road, isn’t benefiting from the proven provisions of GDL. Examine the research and data surrounding teens and young people who age out of GDL and how this policy negatively impacts safety and novice driver training and education programs expressly designed for college students and older teens.
Moderator: Kelly Browning, PhD – Executive Director, Impact Teen Drivers
Speaker: Kevin McNichols – Patrol Sergeant, Arizona Highway Patrol, Ret.; Past Southern Vice President of the Arizona State Troopers Association
Speaker: Amy J. Nichols – Executive Director, County Sheriffs of Colorado
Speaker: Ryan Gellner – Program Director, North Dakota Association of Counties Traffic Safety Outreach Program
Speaker: Valerie Schiro, M.Ed. – Education Outreach Coordinator, Impact Teen Drivers