Center for Injury Research and Prevention

National Teen Driver Safety Week 2020

October 20, 2020

National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24) is here, and the time when thousands of communities, schools, organizations, parents, and teens share resources and ideas to improve teen driver safety. Here are some of our recent blog posts on teen driving to drive the conversation:

Data Warehouse Drives Innovative Research

Read an excerpt from the CHOP Research Institute's Cornerstone blog where Dr. Allison Curry discusses a new data warehouse created by CIRP researchers that is being used to advance injury prevention research.

Mobility for All Featured at This Year's Lifesavers

This year's Lifesavers Conference featured a workshop on mobility for all and Rachel K. Myers, PhD's research on supporting autistic adolescents and their families around driving.

Teens with ADHD Need Medical Monitoring Around Driving Readiness

Learn why teens with a history of ADHD need stronger medical monitoring of health risks, including driver readiness, from Meghan Carey, MS, one of the authors of a new study on the topic.

Improve Access to State Licensing and Crash Data

Read about a CIRP study, published in Accident Analysis and Prevention, that explains why traffic safety researchers and advocates need to take action to improve researcher access to state crash, licensing, and traffic citation data.

Improving Safety for Drivers with ADHD

Read Dr. Allison E. Curry's post that highlights her commentary for the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry with Dr. Thomas J. Power on how advancing ADHD-driving research can improve on-road safety.

Opportunities to Reduce Youth Distracted Driving

Learn why no one strategy will prevent cell phone use while driving in adolescents. It will take a multipronged approach, one that addresses the unique factors that contribute to distracted driving in teens.

Preventing Crashes with Automatic Emergency Braking

Read about new research, funded by the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS), that shows automatic emergency braking to be very effective in preventing rear-end striking crashes.

Tips for Safely Reopening Driving Schools

Dr. Flaura Winston discusses how driving schools can safely reopen during COVID-19 with guidelines from CHOP experts and ADTSEA.

Most Vulnerable More Likely to Drive Vehicles with Less Safety Features

Dr. Kristi Metzger discusses study findings published in Traffic Injury Prevention that highlight important disparities in vehicle safety features among drivers by age and income.

Virtual Driving Assessment in New Driver Testing and Policy

Learn about Ohio's virtual driving assessment pilot and policy implications from a new paper in Health Affairs shared by Dr. Elizabeth Walshe, study author. 

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