Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Podcast on Distracted Driving Research

August 9, 2018
Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN on podcast

The August 2018 issue of the Journal of School Nursing is devoted to school safety. It features a podcast with Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN on her work to create an evidence-based intervention to reduce adolescent driver inattention. 

Engaging in handheld cell phone use increases the risk of a crash substantially, and peer passengers are also shown to increase the risk of being involved in a fatal crash. There’s a need for evidence-based, behavioral interventions grounded in theory that can address risk factors associated with driver inattention.

In the podcast, Dr. McDonald shares details about the development of this web-based intervention to help address this growing crash risk. 

Listen to the podcast.

Read the study abstract.

Access the journal's special issue on school safety.

Learn more about distracted driving research at CHOP.



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