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distracted driving

Beyond Legislation to Curb Texting While Driving

July 10, 2018
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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ICYMI April 2018: Wearable Technology and Driving, Marijuana and Teenage Brain, Concussion and Dementia Risk, and More

April 30, 2018
Read more for our monthly roundup of interesting and important news in the world of child injury prevention.

Recent CIRP Publications- April 2018

April 24, 2018
This post highlights recent CIRP publications, since October 4, 2017.

Can Loud Music Affect Driving Performance?

April 16, 2018
A curious exchange on Twitter recently occurred after singer Zara Larsson tweeted of her mother’s complaint that she “can’t see” while driving if the in-car music is too loud. Could this be a real phenomenon? Here's what we know based on the science.

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Later School Start Can Help Prevent Teens Driving While Sleep-Deprived

February 21, 2018
I thought you might interested in a summary of the science that links lack of sleep with crashes involving teen drivers, and how schools are addressing it.

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Good Passengers and Not Good Passengers…

September 12, 2016
To better understand how teen drivers perceive peer passengers as safety risks, we conducted a series of focus group sessions with 30 newly licensed teen drivers ages 16 to 18. Read about the findings, which were recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

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