If Congress passes a bill authorizing grants for those setting up graduated driving licensing (GDL) programs, states may receive incentives to fortify their licensing requirements.

The GDL incentive program is part of a larger bill (S. 528) that was introduced to Congress in March that would allocate funding for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It would make up to $22 million a year available for the next two fiscal years to be used for training state officials, publishing content on new GDL laws, conducting teen traffic-safety programs and enforcing a two-stage licensing process if their programs meet federal standards.

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