Impact of Victoria’s enhanced GLS on novice driver crash involvement

John Catchpole, Tariro Makwasha, Stuart Newstead, Kelly Imberger, David Healy

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To address the continuing over-representation of young and inexperienced drivers in crashes, major enhancements were made to Victoria’s Graduated Licensing System (GLS) during 2007 and 2008. A multi-faceted evaluation was conducted, of which a key component was investigation of changes in the rate of crash involvement (per year of licence holding) for target groups of young and inexperienced drivers. The enhanced GLS was found to have been most effective for the driver groups with the highest crash involvement rates: significant reductions were found for drivers aged 18 to 20 years and for drivers in their first year since licence issue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference
EditorsM. Mongiardini, R. H. Grzebieta, P. Palamara
Place of PublicationACT Austalia
PublisherAustralasian College of Road Safety
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780648184805
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventAustralasian Road Safety Conference 2017: Expanding our Horizons! - Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 Oct 201712 Oct 2017


ConferenceAustralasian Road Safety Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleACRS 2017
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