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Comment & Response
October 5, 2020

Public Policies Protect Young Drivers

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 3World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Trauma Care, The George Institute for Global Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(12):1215. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.2582

To the Editor Safe driving requires complex skills; therefore, it is not surprising that an article in JAMA Pediatrics1 found that both individual characteristics and learner driving experiences were associated with crash risk in the first year of licensed driving. Ehsani et al1 framed these results around parent supervision. While important, this is only one of a suite of public policies that reduce crash risks in young people.

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