Brief Report: The Association of Graduated Driver Licensing with Nondriver Transport-related Injuries Among Adolescents
Published Date:Sep 2016
Source:Epidemiology. 2016; 27(5):620-623.
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
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.
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.
Graduated driver licensing was associated with reduced passenger injuries and total injuries.
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