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 tips and 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, educational curricula, and a consumer website.
Teen Driving Safety Educational Resources and Tools for Families, Stakeholders, Policymakers, and Primary Care Pediatricians
Parent-Supervised Driving Resources
- TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide, an interactive resource filled with activities, tools and 53 short videos to help both parents and teens make the most of their practice drive time
- TeenDrivingPlan Goal Guide, a useful tool that 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 a useful tool that helps families track their practice driving by driving environments and to record where their teens need work.
- Make the Most of the Learner Permit, a fact sheet that guides families during the parent-supervised practice driving period
- The Intermediate Period, a fact sheet that helps parents continue to support their teens when driving alone
- TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide Pop-Up, a promotional tool that stakeholders may use to share the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide with families
- TeenDrivingPlan Postcard, a promotional tool that stakeholders may use to share the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide with families
- TeenDriverSource Postcard, a promotional tool that stakeholders may use to share TeenDriverSource.org with families
- The TeenDrivingPlan YouTube Channel offers 54 brief videos to help parents effectively supervise their teens' practice driving
Driving with Developmental Disabilities Resources
- Autistic Adolescents and Driving Fact Sheet, resources for families from the Autism ETA (Evaluating Transportation Among Adolescents) Research Team
- Autism Dispatch: Transportation and Community Participation, a special issue of the newsletter from the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Autism Dispatch: Is Your Teen Ready to Drive?, a special issue of the newsletter from the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Resources
- Most Newly Licensed Teens Do Follow GDL, an infographic based on research conducted by Allison E. Curry, PhD
- How GDL Decals May Work, an infographic on how decals may work to reduce teen crash risk
- A legislative education fact sheet to share with policymakers to enact decals as part of a comprehensive GDL program
- Another legislative education fact sheet to share with policymakers to raise the age requirement for the Intermediate License Phase of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) to age 21
- Trends in Teen Driver Safety: Passengers Get Safer, an infographic to share with teens and parents.
- Playing Catch-up -- How to Address the Lag in Reducing Child Mortality Rates, a webinar recording for health policy stakeholders and policymakers
- GDL Decal Research to Advocacy Webinar, a webinar recording for stakeholders interested in advocating for stronger Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) provisions in their state – including a GDL decal
- Facts and stats on various teen driving topics, including distracted driving, Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL), and speeding.
Primary Care Pediatrician Resources
- Teen Driving Safety for Primary Care Pediatricians, a podcast featuring Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD, CIRP scientific director and leading teen driving safety researcher
- Giving Teens with ADHD the Keys to Safe Driving, a Medscape video segment with Thomas Power, PhD, director of the Center for Management of ADHD at CHOP
- Teens with ASD Who Want to Drive: Determining Their Readiness, a Medscape video segment with Patty Huang, MD, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at CHOP
- TeenDrivingPlan Postcard, a promotional tool that pediatricians may use to share the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide with families
- TeenDriverSource Postcard, a promotional tool that pediatricians may use to share TeenDriverSource.org with families
Videos and Podcasts About Our Research
- What is Working Memory?, a video featuring Elizabeth Walshe, PhD explaining working memory and how it develops
Why Working Memory Matters to Teen Driver Safety, a video featuring Elizabeth Walshe, PhD explaining working memory and the reason it may be why so many teen drivers are involved in car crashes
Can Autistic Teens Drive?, a video featuring Patty Huang, MD describing a new line of research led by Dr. Allison E. Curry that is delving into the driving experiences of autistic teens and young adults
Teen Driving Safety Podcast for Primary Care Pediatricians, a Primary Care Perspectives podcast featuring Flaura Winston, MD, PhD
Doc Talk with Divyansh Agarwal, S01 E05 Guest Flaura K Winston, MD, PhD, a Doc Talk YouTube video featuring Dr. Winston discussing her career, Diagnostic Driving, and perspectives on a wide range of topics
Program Planning and Evaluation Resources
- Our researchers collaborated with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to develop tools to facilitate the evaluation and enhancement of safe driving programs for teens. Although focused on teen driver safety topics, these resources can be used by those interested in a wide range of safety and other public health topics:
The 13-chapter Program Planning & Evaluation Guidebook includes how to conduct a needs assessment to determine specific problems and needs for individual areas; generating SMART objectives; selecting appropriate programming, and recommendations for determining evaluation metrics.
The Program Planning & Evaluation Resource Book includes evidence-based, adapted supplementary resources, such as worksheets; pre-post surveys; websites; literature recommendations; data resources; and more to help guide your programming efforts.
- The CHOP Program Planning and Evaluation YouTube Channel includes videos to accompany each chapter of the guidebook.