National: Keeping Seniors Safe & Mobile: An Evaluation of a Local Drive Test Option

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In this report, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety explores the effects of a special licensing policy in Iowa. Conceptually similar to a novice's graduated driver license but in reverse, Iowa allowed motorists to obtain restricted licenses to operate a vehicle independently, but only in certain conditions (e.g., during daylight hours, within county limits, on roads with lower speed limits, etc.) The study found that such a policy could help prolong a motorist's safe driving career by at least 2 years.