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Marijuana and Teen Driving: Lessons from Drunk Driving Policies

March 13, 2018
It’s reasonable to believe that many of the lessons learned in addressing the issue of drunk driving among teens could be applied to teens driving under the influence of marijuana. The question is, what will work and what won’t?

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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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Alcohol Policy Scale: A Novel Tool for Studying Alcohol Effect on Youth Crash Fatalities

February 27, 2017

A recent study taps useful research tools and data sources to shed light on the importance of strong state alcohol policies in preventing young people from dying in alcohol-related crashes.

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Help Teens Avoid the Regret, Avoid Impaired Driving

October 14, 2015
Keeping the lines of communication open is important in helping to promote safe teen behaviors, as both a passenger and a driver. Here are some tips for families to follow during National Teen Driver Safety Week and throughout the year.

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Call to Action: National Teen Driver Safety Week 2015

September 28, 2015
The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) Research Team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shares this year's theme for National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24, 2015) in this blog post and offers messaging and activities teens and families can use to spread the word.

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An Update on Weed and Driving

May 21, 2015
In July, Oregon will become the fourth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana. In this post, NHTSA's first large scale study on the risk of associated with driving while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs (including marijuana) is discussed.

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