Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Teen Driver Safety

TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide And YouTube Channel

One of CIRP@CHOP's most popular downloads continues to be the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide, a free evidenced-based guide for parents on how to help teens practice their driving.

Improving Road Safety in India

Learn about a new Penn Nursing/CIRP@CHOP study that surveyed employees in India to develop strategies for improving traffic safety in this guest blog post from Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, RN. 

Alcohol Policy Scale: A Novel Tool for Studying Alcohol Effect on Youth Crash Fatalities

A recent study taps useful research tools and data sources to shed light on the importance of strong state alcohol policies in preventing young people from dying in alcohol-related crashes.

Teen Road Safety Workshops Roll into Lifesavers Conference March 26-28, 2017

New Jersey Traffic Safety Outcomes (NJ-TSO) research will be featured in two of the eight workshops in the Teen Traffic Safety track at Lifesavers Conference in Charlotte, NC, running Sunday, March 26 - Tuesday, March 28.

Stakeholder Assessment Contributes to Program Planning Guide

Read about how Emily Sykes, BS went directly from a co-op student opportunity to full-time Research Coordinator in two years at CIRP@CHOP, learning a lot about teen driving program planning and evaluation along the way.

New Resource Alert: Teen Driving Program Planning & Evaluation Guide

Learn how to establish and implement an evidence-informed, practical process to plan, select, and evaluate teen driver safety programs with this new resource from experts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Parking Lot Distractions

In this post, we discuss the findings of a recent National Safety Council poll on driving behaviors in parking lots.

Are GDL Advocates Ready For Action?

Is 2017 a good year to build coalition around legislating evidence-based improvements to Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)? A new report on priorities for GDL advocacy efforts can help guide teen driver safety advocates.

Validating Electronic Health Records for Injury Prevention Research

Read about a new CHOP study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders that validated an electronic health record (EHR)–based algorithm to classify the ADHD status of pediatric patients, which is part of a larger retrospective cohort study that aims to examine the association between ADHD and driving outcomes among adolescents.

Emotions & Driving in Stressful Traffic Situations

Read about a new CIRP@CHOP study that examined the impact of emotions on teens in stressful driving situations, including heavy traffic and tailgating.

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