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The association of graduated driver licensing with non-driver transport-related injuries among adolescents
  • Published Date:
    Sep 2016
  • Source:
    Epidemiology. 27(5):620-623.
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Details:
  • Pubmed ID:
    27153461
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC4969054
  • Description:
    Background

    As a phased approach to initiating driving, graduated driver licensing restricts driving by young drivers with the aim of reducing crashes. It might increase riding with parents or on buses, which might be safer, or walking or biking, which might be more dangerous. We examined whether it increases non-driver injuries, and whether it reduces total injuries combining drivers and non-drivers.

    Methods

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

    Results

    Among 16 year olds, graduated driver licensing was associated with reduced passenger injuries (aRR 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.

    Conclusions

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

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  • Funding:
    R21 HD085122/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
    R01 AG050581/AG/NIA NIH HHS/United States
    R21 CE001820/CE/NCIPC CDC HHS/United States
    U54 GM104942/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States
    R01 HD074594/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
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