Stronger Rules for New Drivers in Gradulated Licensing Program Saving Lives
The Graduated Licensing Program (GLP), which took effect in 2003, encompassed stronger rules for new drivers and has saved at least 31 lives and prevented 17,500 crashes involving new drivers in the three-year period following the changes.
"This government toughened the rules for new drivers six years ago, and it has been a public safety success," Solicitor General Kash Heed said. "The number of crashes dropped by 28 per cent, and most importantly there were 4,000 fewer crashes with injuries."
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