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National Teen Driver Safety Week
With the release of new CIRP@CHOP research about compliance with and enforcement of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), we invite you to share this infographic during National Teen Driver Safety Week which begins today.
In this informative post, Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH describes new research published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on compliance with and enforcement of GDL restrictions among NJ's intermediate licensed driver population.
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.
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.
As 2014 wraps up, we want to look back at our top blog posts for the year.
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.
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.