Young Driver Crashes in Louisiana: Understanding the Contributing Factors to Decrease Numbers

The purpose of this study is to fulfill two major objectives: identifying underlying contributing factors associated with young driver crashes, and evaluating Louisiana’s GDL program. The research will be designed to perform an extensive analysis on existing crash data to identify age related as well as experience related factors associated with young driver crashes in Louisiana. Secondly, the research study should evaluate the effectiveness of GDL programs in connection with key contributing factors since its inception in 1998.