Teen Driving Safety Tools

The Teen Driving Safety Research team at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has created free evidence-based teen driving safety tools for teens, parents, educators, advocates, policymakers, and primary care pediatricians. These teen driving safety tools are to be used to enhance teen driving safety and include fact sheets, videos, and educational curricula.

Featured Tools

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TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide

This interactive resource includes information and tools to help parents effectively supervise their teens' driving practice. Use this guide to create the right learning environment and to take action to keep teen drivers safe and learning.

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TeenDrivingPlan Goal Guide

This useful tool helps remind families of their goals for each practice drive so that a portion of each focuses on learning a specific goal or goals. The TeenDrivingPlan Goal Guide is a summary of goals for practice drives detailed in the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide.

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TeenDrivingPlan Logging and Rating Tool

The TeenDrivingPlan Logging and Rating Tool helps families track their practice driving by driving environments and record where their teens need work. This tool is intended to be used along with the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide.

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TeenDrivingPlan YouTube Channel

The TeenDrivingPlan YouTube Channel offers 54 brief videos to help parents effectively supervise their teens' practice driving based on more than a decade of research at CHOP.

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Parent-Supervised Driving Resources

TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide

This interactive resource is filled with activities, tools and 54 short videos to help both parents and teens make the most of their practice drive time.

TeenDrivingPlan Goal Guide

This useful tool helps remind families to set goals for each practice drive so that a portion of each drive focuses on learning a specific goal or goals.

TeenDrivingPlan Logging & Rating Tool

This useful tool helps families track their practice driving by driving environments and to record where their teens need more practice.

Make the Most of the Learner Permit

This fact sheet guides families during the parent-supervised practice driving period.

The Intermediate Period

This fact sheet helps parents continue to support their teens when driving alone.

TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide Pop-Up

This promotional tool helps stakeholders share the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide with families.

TeenDrivingPlan Postcard

This promotional tool helps stakeholders share the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide with families.

TeenDriverSource Postcard

 This promotional tool helps stakeholders share TeenDriverSource.org with families.

TeenDrivingPlan YouTube Channel

This channel, from CHOP teen driving experts, offers 54 brief videos to help parents effectively supervise their teens' practice driving.

Driving with Developmental Disabilities Resources

Autistic Adolescents and Driving Fact Sheet

This resource is for families from the Autism ETA (Evaluating Transportation Among Adolescents) Research Team.

Autism Dispatch: Transportation and Community Participation

This special issue of the newsletter from the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia focuses on mobility.

Autism Dispatch: Is Your Teen Ready to Drive?

This special issue of the newsletter from the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia focuses on making the decision to drive.

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Resources

Most Newly Licensed Teens Do Follow GDL

Download and share this infographic based on research conducted by Allison E. Curry, PhD and her team at CIRP.

How GDL Decals May Work

Download and share this  infographic on how decals may work to reduce teen crash risk based on research conducted by Allison E. Curry, PhD and her team at CIRP.

A Legislative Education Fact Sheet

This fact sheet should be shared with policymakers to enact decals as part of a comprehensive GDL program.

Another Legislative Education Fact Sheet

This fact sheet should be shared with policymakers to raise the age requirement for the intermediate license age for GDL to age 21.

Trends in Teen Driver Safety: Passengers Get Safer

This infographic shares trends in passenger safety from CIRP's "Miles to Go" series of reports. 

Playing Catch-up -- How to Address the Lag in Reducing Child Mortality Rates

This informative webinar addresses traffic injuries, gun violence, and other issues affecting youth mortality and how to talk about the issue with health policy stakeholders and policymakers.

GDL Decal Research to Advocacy Webinar

This informative webinar shares how to advocate for stronger GDL provisions in your state,  including a GDL decal, led by Allison E. Curry, PhD.

Facts and Stats

Get the latest facts and stats on various teen driving topics, including distracted driving, Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), and speeding at TeenDriverSource.org.

Primary Care Pediatrician Resources

Teen Driving Safety for Primary Care Pediatricians Podcast

Listen in as Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD, CIRP scientific director and leading teen driving safety researcher, talks about the latest teen driving safety research.

Giving Teens with ADHD the Keys to Safe Driving

Watch Thomas Power, PhD, director of the Center for Management of ADHD at CHOP, discuss ADHD and driving in this Medscape segment.

Teens with ASD Who Want to Drive: Determining Their Readiness

Watch Patty Huang, MD, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at CHOP, discuss driving readiness for autistic teens and young adults in this Medscape segment.

TeenDrivingPlan Postcard

Share this promotional tool with families about the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide.

TeenDriverSource Postcard

Share this promotional tool with famillies about TeenDriverSource.org. 

Recruitment Resources

Distracted Driving App Study Recruitment Flyer

Autism Spectrum & Transportation Recruitment Flyer

Videos and Podcasts About Our Research

What is Working Memory?

Watch Elizabeth Walshe, PhD explain working memory and how it develops in this video.

Why Working Memory Matters to Teen Driver Safety

Watch Elizabeth Walshe, PhD explain working memory and the reason it may be why so many teen drivers are involved in car crashes in this video.

Can Autistic Teens Drive?

Watch Patty Huang, MD describe a new line of research led by Dr. Allison E. Curry that is delving into the driving experiences of autistic teens and young adults in this video.

Teen Driving Safety Podcast for Primary Care Pediatricians

Listen in as Flaura Winston, MD, PhD shares what pediatricians should know about teen driving safety.

Doc Talk with Divyansh Agarwal, S01 E05 Guest Flaura K Winston, MD, PhD

Watch Flaura Winston, MD, PhD discuss her career, Diagnostic Driving, Inc., and perspectives on a wide range of topics in this video interview.