Graduated Driving Licencing
Around one in five newly qualied drivers’ crash within just six months of obtaining their licence. On average 7 young drivers and their passengers are killed or seriously injured every single day. Graduated driver licensing has been shown in many countries to be effective in reducing young driver crashes by up to 60%. The system was first used in New Zealand and has been implemented to varying degrees in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe. GDL has a signicant impact on crash rates, injuries and deaths; it also empowers parents and teens. Parents feel able to place restrictions on their teenagers, and teenagers feel less pressured into driving in situations that they are not comfortable with. If you would like to see more debate on Graduated Driving Licences, then please fill in your details in this on-line petition... your submission really counts. We are aiming for 100,000 signatures to encourage further Parliamentary debate on this important issue.