The Graduated Driver License (GDL) law is the single most effective tool in reducing teen driver crashes. The Missouri GDL law is a three-step licensing system designed to help reduce the causes that pose the greatest risk to new drivers.
Some of the highest driving risk factors for teens include driving at night, with multiple passengers, distracted and unbelted. Parents can make the First Impact by limiting exposure to high-risk situations. GDL works! Make it work for your teen.
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Research confirms that graduated driver licensing, or GDL laws, have been instrumental in reducing teen crashes by 20 to 40%.
The leading causes of teen deaths in Missouri are inexperience, nighttime driving and driving with passengers. The highest risk is at age 16, during the first year of independent driving.
GDL works because it gets to the heart of why teens crash and die on our roadways. It limits the number of passengers teens may have in their vehicles, prohibits late night driving and cell phone use, and requires everyone to buckle up.
The Graduated Driver License (GDL) system is designed to help teen drivers receive the education and guidance necessary to help reduce the causes that pose the greatest risks to new drivers.
The Missouri GDL law is broken down into three steps.
Rules and Restrictions
Keep in mind….
The terms of the MO GDL law are considered to be the minimum, NOT maximum standard for teen driving safety. When training a new driver, the goal should be to exceed the terms of Missouri GDL law in order to keep teens as safe as possible during their most dangerous driving years.
The two GDL restrictions that have the most lifesaving potential: