CChIPS 2016-2017 Research Portfolio is Launched!

The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has just launched its 2016-2017 project year with 14 new research studies funded by its Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

A Novel Approach to Estimating Compliance with GDL

New CIRP@CHOP research proposes a novel approach to estimating compliance with Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws.

The Value in Linked Traffic Databases

CIRP@CHOP's academic-government collaboration can serve as a model for other states that are interested in optimizing the value of their administrative traffic safety data to inform state activities.

Lifesavers Conference Presentations from CIRP@CHOP, April 2-5, 2016

We're looking forward to seeing traffic safety colleagues at Lifesavers. Check out when we'll be presenting.

Sharing the Science Behind GDL Decals

In this informative post, Allison E. Curry, PhD,MPH shares her research that supports state efforts to consider a GDL decal provision to enhance teen driver safety.

Automated Cars and Teens

Learn why research is needed on automated car technology with teen drivers in mind to make the roads safer for everyone.

Understanding Emergency Braking in Teen Drivers

New CIRP@CHOP research sheds light on poor braking in emergency situations by novice teen drivers.

Dogs and Driving: Reasons to Restrain Pets in Cars

To drive safely with both people and dogs in tow, here are pet restraint safety guidelines to share based on tenets of human occupant protection.

Disparities in Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rates

An interesting study exploring the trends in inequalities in motor vehicle crash death rates came across my desk yesterday. Study authors suggest multiple factors at the community level could explain increased disparities.

Parents Part of Problem When Teens Drive Distracted

New CIRP@CHOP research sheds light on why teens talk or text on their cell phones while driving.

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.