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Advocates Urges California Lawmakers to Enact Legislation to Improve the State’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law

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AB 2388 is timely legislation to help curb traffic fatalities as a significant number of teens today are delaying obtaining a driver’s license and, consequently, are not benefitting from GDL programs according to research by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CHOP CIRP) and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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Advocates Urges California Lawmakers to Upgrade the State’s Graduated Driver Licensing Law (GDL)

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On March 1, 2022, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) sent a letter to the California Assembly Committee on Transportation, urging support for Assembly Bill (AB) 2388.  This legislation would improve the current graduated driver licensing (GDL) law for novice teen drivers by requiring participation in the state’s program by older teen and young adult novice drivers up to age 21.  California law only covers teenagers up to age 18.

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Press Release: Out of Control Death Toll on U.S. Roadways Requires Urgent Action by State and Federal Officials — New Report by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) Details a Comprehensive Plan to Prevent Crashes, Fatalities and Injuries

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The recent, unprecedented spike in fatalities merits urgent action.  Fortunately, the solutions to persistent issues causing crash deaths and injuries, as detailed in Advocates’ Roadmap Report, are verified and available.  Every serious preventable crash exacts a physical, emotional, and economic toll.  Lawmakers and those empowered to protect road users must chart a course in 2022 to address “out of control” fatalities by supporting proven countermeasures and commonsense vehicle safety upgrades.

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Partners for Practice Hours Coalition Statement Urging Passage of Bills to Upgrade New Jersey’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law

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Coalition urges New Jersey Legislature to approve practice hours legislation (S1963/A1354) in the post-election session.  Arkansas, Mississippi, and New Jersey are the only states in the nation that currently don’t require this life-saving practice for new drivers.

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