Public Policy

Evaluating the Effect of GDL Decals on Drivers with Learner Permits

CHOP Researcher Dr. Allison E. Curry shares why she believes NJ's GDL decal was not associated with a change in citation or crash rates among NJ drivers with learner's permits in this informative post.

New Resource Alert: Watch GDL Decal Webinar and Access Fact Sheet

CIRP@CHOP has resources for stakeholders to advocate for a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) decal provision in their state, including a recorded Webinar and a downloadable fact sheet.

Teen Driving Webinar: GDL Decals Research to Advocacy

Join CHOP for a free webinar on May 12 on how to boost your state's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program to save more teen lives. Hear from a leading teen driver safety researcher and the advocate who helped pass a decal in New Jersey, the first in the nation.

Proactive Crisis Management and Recovery For School Shootings

It can be a formidable task to help a community to develop and practice a crisis management and response plan for a mass casualty event for one key reason: The inherent conflict in preparing for something that we hope will never occur. Here are key things to consider when developing a response.

Using Policy and Programs to Reduce Risk of School Shootings

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, people are talking about "missed opportunities" to have prevented that tragic event. Now is the time to look hard at our health and education systems in the US and find ways to correct them to reduce the risk of untreated mental health issues leading to deadly mass violence. Programs and policies with these key aims could work.

Driving Change in Canada: #PracticeSafeText!

What Parachute was able to achieve in such a short time in building a movement is amazing and shows what can be done through network mobilization, collective action and national organization. Learn from their experience launching National Teen Driver Safety Week in Canada and how #PracticeSafeText! went viral.

Are States Ready to Boost Their GDL?

New CIRP@CHOP research shows that a significant decline in teen driver crash rates in New Jersey was sustained for two years following implementation of a law requiring novice drivers display a decal on their license plates to aid in enforcement of GDL provisions. Read about two new legislative education tools which teen driver safety advocates can use to re-start conversations with legislators to improve state GDL laws.

New Legislative Education Resource Alert: Boost Your State GDL

Download this fact sheet to share with policymakers to boost your state's GDL to keep older novice drivers safe.

Older Teen Driver Crash Rates: New Jersey’s GDL Experience

Because New Jersey requires all newly-licensed drivers under age 21 to abide by full Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) provisions, we recently had the great opportunity to examine the influence of licensing age, driving experience, and GDL license phase on crash rates of novice drivers. Learn why age and experience matter with crash rates, according to a new report from Dr. Allison Curry.

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