What Teens Think About Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel

Read about a recent CIRP@CHOP study that describes teens' perceptions of inattention and cell phone use while driving.

Help Teens Avoid the Regret, Avoid Impaired Driving

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.

Call to Action: National Teen Driver Safety Week 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.

Exploring Gender Issues in Parent-Supervised Driving

Read about how one of CIRP@CHOP's student researchers is continuing to study gender issues in practice driving now as part of our clinical team.

Why Injury Prevention Cannot Be ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

Read about a new approach to injury prevention -- 'Precision Prevention' -- recently described in an Injury Prevention editorial.

What’s Essential for Parent-focused Teen Driving Interventions

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.

Evaluating the Effect of GDL Decals on Drivers with Learner Permits

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.

Why Teens Crash: Decoding the Black Box

The Simulated Driving Assessment (SDA) offers a safe way to determine why teens crash.

YouTube For Visual Learners

YouTube has tremendous outreach potential. We can use video to transfer evidence-based knowledge to consumers and injury prevention stakeholders who are visual learners. Overtime, YouTube has become a core component of CIRP@CHOP’s dissemination strategy.

An Update on Weed and Driving

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.

New Resource Alert: Watch GDL Decal Webinar and Access Fact Sheet

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.

Teen Driving Webinar: GDL Decals Research to Advocacy

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.

Teen Driving Webinar: "Proven and Promising Programs to Reach Parents"

Join us for a webinar on proven and promising programs to reach parents of teen drivers featuring Jessica H. Mirman, PhD, who will walk attendees through the TeenDrivingPlan Parent Guide, a new resource based on years of CHOP research to help parents effectively supervise practice driving.

What I Learned About Driving By Never Getting Behind the Wheel

In today's post, we are pleased to welcome guest blogger Christian Parker, a Civil Engineering student at Drexel University, who is working with CIRP's Simulated Driving Assessment team. Read about his experience working on the project as a non-driver.

New Resource Alert: TeenDrivingPlan Parent Guide

Download and share the TeenDrivingPlan Parent Guide with families to help them keep teen drivers safe and learning. This interactive resource is based on years of research at CHOP and also includes a Goal Guide and Logging and Planning Tool to keep everyone on track.