TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 500, Vol. 19, Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan: A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Young Drivers provides strategies that can be employed to reduce collisions involving young drivers.
In 1998, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which was developed by the AASHTO Standing Committee for Highway Traffic Safety with the assistance of the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation Safety Management. The plan includes strategies in 22 key emphasis areas that affect highway safety. The plan's goal is to reduce the annual number of highway deaths by 5,000 to 7,000. Each of the 22 emphasis areas includes strategies and an outline of what is needed to implement each strategy.
Over the next few years the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) will be developing a series of guides, several of which are already available, to assist state and local agencies in reducing injuries and fatalities in targeted areas. The guides correspond to the emphasis areas outlined in the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Each guide includes a brief introduction, a general description of the problem, the strategies/countermeasures to address the problem, and a model implementation process.
Table of Contents
|Statement of the Problem||1-1|
|Programs and Strategies||2-3|
|Section II - Introduction||4-4|
|Young Driver Crashes||5-5|
|Specific Attributes of the Problem||6-9|
|Section IV - Index of Strategies by ImplementationTimeframe and Relative Cost||10-11|
|Related Strategies for Creating a Truly Comprehensive Approach||17-17|
|Objective 1.1 A - Implement or Improve Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Systems||18-32|
|Objective 1.1 B - Publicize, Enforce, and Adjudicate Laws Pertaining to Young Drivers||33-38|
|Objective 1.1 C - Assist Parents in Managing Their Teens' Driving||39-47|
|Objective 1.1 D - Improve Young Driver Training||48-51|
|Objective 1.1 E - Employ School-Based Strategies||52-56|
|Section VI - Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan||57-79|
|Section VII - Key References||80-87|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||89-89|