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Vehicle Identifier Requirements for Graduated Driver Licensing: A Case Study in New Jersey

posted on Thu, Mar 21 2013 11:54 am by The Network for Public Health Law

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (ET).

For decades, many developed countries have required novice drivers to display identifiers (or decals) on the outside of their vehicles so that law enforcement and other drivers know that learner or novice drivers are behind the wheel. In May 2010, New Jersey implemented the first such requirement in the U.S. as part of its Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program.

This webinar will:

  • Introduce the international history and rationale behind the use of identifiers to enhance the effectiveness of GDL programs in lowering teen crash rates.
  • Examine New Jersey’s implementation of the new driver decal requirement and the state's efforts related to education, law enforcement and compliance, as well as related legal resistance.
  • Explain the results of a published study on the effect of the decal requirement in the first year of implementation and explore research questions for future study.



  • Teresa M Senserrick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  •  Violet Marrero, Ph.D., Manager of Special Projects, New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety
  •  Allison Curry, Ph.D., Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


The Network has partnered with ASLME to offer CLE credits for this webinar. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states, and can also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.