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Share This During 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.

Promote GDL Compliance During National Teen Driver Safety Week

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.

Naturalistic Data Describe Teens' Risky Driving

James Megariotis, an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student at Drexel University, shares what he's learned about teen driver behaviors during his CIRP@CHOP research co-op experience.

Good Passengers and Not Good Passengers…

To better understand how teen drivers perceive peer passengers as safety risks, we conducted a series of focus group sessions with 30 newly licensed teen drivers ages 16 to 18. Read about the findings, which were recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

New Resource Alert: TeenDrivingPlan YouTube Videos

View and share two new YouTube videos on the TeenDrivingPlan Channel with parents to help them more effectively supervise their teens' driving practice.

Autonomous Cars and Self-Driving Technology: Burden or Boon for Teen Drivers?

Autonomous and self-driving technology is under scrutiny after a supposed auto-pilot mode-related fatal crash. These technologies have potential to prevent crashes, but we can't underestimate the human factors at play -- especially for young drivers.

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.

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