Examining the Safety Implications of Later Licensure

This project examined novice driver crash involvement by age at initial licensure in 3 states, 2 of which (North Carolina & California) do not apply graduated driver licensing (GDL) restrictions to drivers 18 and older; the other, New Jersey, is unique in the United States for doing so. The goal was to assess how crash rates are affected when new drivers get licensed at older vs. younger ages, and provide insight into whether New Jersey's approach to GDL might offer safety benefits if applied in other states.