Young, inexperienced drivers, particularly 16- to 17-year-olds, die too often in fatal crashes largely because of immaturity and inexperience. Three-stage GDL laws reduce these factors by gradually introducing driving tasks and privileges through controlled exposure to high-risk situations. All States and the District of Columbia have GDL laws with these three stages:
Make sure you and your teen drivers know and understand your State GDL laws before they get behind the wheel.
Talk to your young drivers about their driving before and after they have their permit or license. Set the rules for driving and explain the consequences for breaking them. Your house rules can be tougher than the GDL laws, based on your assessment of your teen. Be accountable, and make them accountable