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Brief Report: The Association of Graduated Driver Licensing with Nondriver Transport-related Injuries Among Adolescents
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Details:
  • Pubmed ID:
    27153461
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC4969054
  • Funding:
    R01 AG050581/AG/NIA NIH HHS/United States
    R01 HD074594/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
    R21 CE001820/CE/NCIPC CDC HHS/United States
    R21 HD085122/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
    U54 GM104942/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States
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  • Description:
    Methods:

    We conducted longitudinal analyses of 1995–2012 traffic injuries from 43 states. Using Poisson mixed regression, we estimated adjusted rate ratios for visible, incapacitating, and fatal injury.

    Results:

    Among 16 year olds, graduated driver licensing was associated with reduced passenger injuries (adjusted rate ratio 0.93, 95% confidence interval: 0.89, 0.97). It was not associated with increased injuries as bus riders, pedestrians, or bicyclists among 16- or 17-year olds. It was associated with a 10% reduction in total injuries among 16-year olds, but not 17-year olds.

    Conclusion:

    Graduated driver licensing was associated with reduced passenger injuries and total injuries.