A new national survey reveals broad support for restricting the driving privileges for teenagers in the name of safety.
The survey, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), queried 1,200 parents of 15-18 year olds, and found support for graduated driver licensing (GDL) systems, which keep teenagers on their learner’s permit longer. Indeed, more than half of the respondents said the minimum age for the unsupervised, or intermediate driving phase of GDL should be 17 or older. Likewise, the same number of respondents said they want the learner's permit period to last at least a year.
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