Parents of teen drivers are likely to hear the term GDL, which stands for Graduated Driver License. It’s a method that has proved successful in reducing teen crashes because it gives teens much needed driving experience in a low-risk environment.
3 Phases of GDL
GDL is a licensing system that is made up of three stages of licensure.
Phase 1 – Learner’s Permit: During this phase, teen drivers gain experience through supervised driving practice. This phase typically begins around age 15 ½ or 16.