The Department of Licensing sends letters to all drivers ages 18–21 receiving their first moving violation. A driver’s chances of crashing doubles after receiving their first violation. Intermediate driver license holders already receive similar letters after violations or crashes.
The goal of the letter is to help young drivers realize the risks associated with continued violations and reduce repeat offenses.
After a 22-month review involving more than 100,000 drivers, the DOL found that the Early Warning Letter Program reduced secondary violations by 13%, which translates to 15,126 fewer infractions.