Elements of the Safety Plan
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Goal 2 - Ensuring Drivers are Fully Licensed and Competent
Research indicates that substantial numbers of drivers continue to drive after their privileges have been suspended or revoked. For example, data for 1995 shows that over 6,400 drivers with revoked licenses were involved in fatal crashes approximately 15 percent of the total fatalities incurred. In addition, a number of drivers continue to drive even though their cognitive and/or motor skills have degenerated to levels that make them unsafe for driving. In light of the often serious reasons for which driving privileges are revoked or suspended, keeping these drivers off the highway is an important traffic safety objective.