Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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Autism and Police: Using Virtual Reality to Train for Safe Interactions

For individuals with autism spectrum disorders, differences in communication may make interacting with strangers a challenging experience. When the stranger is a police officer, the encounter can quickly become dangerous for everyone involved. Read more to learn about a CHOP study testing the effectiveness of a virtual reality tool to improve the safety of interactions between police and adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Taking Action for Child Safety in Autonomous Vehicles

Learn about new recommendations to keep kids safe in autonomous vehicles from one of the authors of a Blue Ribbon Panel report released today by SafeKids Worldwide.

Beyond Legislation to Curb Texting While Driving

It remains unclear if distracted driving legislation has had much success in reducing the problem. New research indicates that teens who report texting and taking calls while driving also engage in other intentionally risky driving behaviors, such as ignoring speed limits.

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