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Read about a research summary that examines the role of the brain’s executive functions in driving outcomes, also known as crashes, for adolescent drivers.
Learn about research being conducted at CHOP to help reduce teen driver distraction that was recently published in the Journal of School Nursing.
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.
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.
New CIRP@CHOP research sheds light on why teens talk or text on their cell phones while driving.
Read about a recent CIRP@CHOP study that describes teens' perceptions of inattention and cell phone use while driving.
What Parachute was able to achieve in such a short time in building a movement is amazing and shows what can be done through network mobilization, collective action and national organization. Learn from their experience launching National Teen Driver Safety Week in Canada and how #PracticeSafeText! went viral.
Media attention, research dollars, and awareness campaigns often target distracted driving and drunk driving as serious impairments that can impact drivers of any age. Another type of driving impairment that receives less attention, but whose prevalence and consequences are also significant, has suddenly been thrust into the national spotlight through a recent crash involving actor Tracy Morgan. That impairment is drowsy driving.
#Selfies, when people take photos of themselves and share them via social media, have been widely used to promote a positive self-image, make others laugh, and brag a little when on vacation or somewhere wonderful with a “Guess Where I Am?” teaser. This is all in good fun. But when this trend is promoted as a cool behavior behind the wheel, fatal crashes can occur. In this post, we take stock of the trend's prevalence to help the teen driver safety community nip it in the bud.
While working with other auto safety researchers over the past year as part of a distracted driving panel organized by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) and State Farm®, I have been introduced to the term “engaged driving” and prefer it to the term “distracted driving.” I think it better describes what we want drivers to do to be safe.