November 16, 2012 — Driving Decal News

Two years after New Jersey became the first and only state in the nation to adopt a law requiring teenagers driving with provisional licenses to display a red decal on their license plates, a new independent study suggests the idea is actually working. The study, performed by Allison Curry with the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, found that the decals “decreased the rate of police reported crashes among probationary drivers by 9%, and they also look like they supported the ability of police officers to enforce important GDL [Graduated Driver License program] restrictions. Read more about the study, which was published in late October in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine at http://www.ajpmonline.org/webfiles/images/journals/amepre/AMEPRE_3621%5B3%5D-stamped.pdf.