Prioritizing measures

The many-sided nature of the young novice driver problem requires a broad spectrum of measures to prevent these crashes. Still, within this broad spectrum it is necessary and possible to prioritize these measures on the basis of availability and effectiveness. That is, focus on those measures which are known to be effective in a broad range of situations and across countries. This, in contrast to measures that have been shown to be effective in small scale pilots only, or are believed to be effective on the basis of expert knowledge.

  • Implement general safety measures such as adequate laws on safety belts, speed and alcohol. Improve roads in particular the road sides. Enforce the traffic rules effectively.
  • Introduce supervised practice before licensing, and add protective measures during the first stages of solo driving.
  • Improve driver testing and driver training using the GDE matrix.
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