Teen Driver Safety

Dogs and Driving: Reasons to Restrain Pets in Cars

To drive safely with both people and dogs in tow, here are pet restraint safety guidelines to share based on tenets of human occupant protection.

Disparities in Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rates

An interesting study exploring the trends in inequalities in motor vehicle crash death rates came across my desk yesterday. Study authors suggest multiple factors at the community level could explain increased disparities.

Parents Part of Problem When Teens Drive Distracted

New CIRP@CHOP research sheds light on why teens talk or text on their cell phones while driving.

What Teens Think About Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel

Read about a recent CIRP@CHOP study that describes teens' perceptions of inattention and cell phone use while driving.

Help Teens Avoid the Regret, Avoid Impaired Driving

Keeping the lines of communication open is important in helping to promote safe teen behaviors, as both a passenger and a driver. Here are some tips for families to follow during National Teen Driver Safety Week and throughout the year.

Call to Action: National Teen Driver Safety Week 2015

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) Research Team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shares this year's theme for National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24, 2015) in this blog post and offers messaging and activities teens and families can use to spread the word.

Exploring Gender Issues in Parent-Supervised Driving

Read about how one of CIRP@CHOP's student researchers is continuing to study gender issues in practice driving now as part of our clinical team.

Why Injury Prevention Cannot Be ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

Read about a new approach to injury prevention -- 'Precision Prevention' -- recently described in an Injury Prevention editorial.

What’s Essential for Parent-focused Teen Driving Interventions

Read about what's essential in developing effective parent-focused teen driver interventions in this post from Allison Curry, PhD, MPH. She shares the results of a critical review she and fellow traffic safety researchers performed as part of the Transportation Research Board Young Subcommittee. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Evaluating the Effect of GDL Decals on Drivers with Learner Permits

CHOP Researcher Dr. Allison E. Curry shares why she believes NJ's GDL decal was not associated with a change in citation or crash rates among NJ drivers with learner's permits in this informative post.

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