Description and rationale

Research suggests that more than 50 hours of novice drivers (probably 80 to 120) is necessary to achieve crash reduction benefits.1 This feature allows the opportunity to practice for more hours under supervision, which provides a protective learning environment with low crash risk. Log books help to inform parents and their teens about how many hours and what types of supervised driving are required and beneficial (some parents do not know) and to encourage compliance with the minimum number of hours requirement. Log books also provide a means to record and certify that the minimum number of supervised driving hours mandated by the licensing authority has been achieved and demonstrates due diligence on the part of the state.

1Mayhew et al. 2014