Read about what's essential in developing effective parent-focused teen driver interventions in this post from Allison Curry, PhD, MPH. She shares the results of a critical review she and fellow traffic safety researchers performed as part of the Transportation Research Board Young Subcommittee. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
CHOP Researcher Dr. Allison E. Curry shares why she believes NJ's GDL decal was not associated with a change in citation or crash rates among NJ drivers with learner's permits in this informative post.
CIRP@CHOP has resources for stakeholders to advocate for a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) decal provision in their state, including a recorded Webinar and a downloadable fact sheet.
Join CHOP for a free webinar on May 12 on how to boost your state's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program to save more teen lives. Hear from a leading teen driver safety researcher and the advocate who helped pass a decal in New Jersey, the first in the nation.
As 2014 wraps up, we want to look back at our top blog posts for the year.
New CIRP@CHOP research shows that a significant decline in teen driver crash rates in New Jersey was sustained for two years following implementation of a law requiring novice drivers display a decal on their license plates to aid in enforcement of GDL provisions. Read about two new legislative education tools which teen driver safety advocates can use to re-start conversations with legislators to improve state GDL laws.
Download this fact sheet to share with policymakers to boost your state's GDL to keep older novice drivers safe.
Because New Jersey requires all newly-licensed drivers under age 21 to abide by full Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) provisions, we recently had the great opportunity to examine the influence of licensing age, driving experience, and GDL license phase on crash rates of novice drivers. Learn why age and experience matter with crash rates, according to a new report from Dr. Allison Curry.
Recent studies from CIRP@CHOP and AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggest that organizations that support families with safe teen driving programs now need to think about the families of teens who are waiting to get licensed beyond their 18th birthday. A substantial proportion of teens are delaying that rite of passage until they can really afford and need to drive. According to the research, teens that delay licensure are more likely to be minorities and from households and zip codes with lower incomes.
Recent research tells us that nationally a significant minority of drivers get their licenses after their 18th birthday. These young drivers get licensed without the protective benefits of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), except in New Jersey where full GDL extends to all novice drivers under age 21, and without exposure to educational campaigns when they first begin to drive. For National Teen Driver Safety Week (#teendriving2014), CIRP@CHOP hopes to spark a new conversation about actions we can take to support this vulnerable group.