Each year the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP publishes young driver-focused articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presents findings at traffic safety, public health, medical and outreach/advocacy conferences. When applicable, study findings also are translated into recommendations for parents, teens, educators, and policymakers. Here is a listing of our published studies in chronological order by year:
Published Research Studies and Reports
Graduated Driver Licensing Decal Law: Effect on Young Probationary Drivers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013;44(1):1-7.
Durbin DR, Corregano LM, Kallan MJ, Curry AE, Mirman JH, Norris C, Hill S, Winston FK. Miles to go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Crashes. Published by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and State Farm®, 2013.
McDonald CC, Lee YC, Tanenbaum J, Seacrist TR, Rosomer ME, and Winston FK. Evaluation of Unintended Training Effects from Collision Scenarios in a Simulated Assessment for Young Novice Drivers. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Paper Number 13-2794.
McDonald CC, Tanenbaum J B, Lee YC, Fisher DL, Mayhew DR, and Winston FK. Using Crash Data to Develop Simulator Scenarios for Assessing Young Novice Driver Performance.Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2321, 73-75.
Curry AE, Mirman JH, Kallan MJ, Winston FK, and Durbin DR. Peer Passengers: How Do They Affect Teen Crashes? Journal of Adolescent Health. January 24, 2012 (online).
Curry AE, Garcia-Espana JF, Winston FK, Ginsburg K, and Durbin DR. Variation in Teen Driver Education by State Requirements and Sociodemographics. Pediatrics. February 13, 2012 (online).
Curry AE, Pfeiffer MR, Localio R, and Durbin DR. Graduated Driver Licensing Decal Law Effect on Young Probationary Drivers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.October 23, 2012 (online).
Durbin DR,Curry AE, Garcia-Espana JF, Fisher-thiel M, Norris C, Hill S, and Winston FK. Miles to go: Monitoring Progress in Teen Driver Safety. Published by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and State Farm®, 2012.
Elliott MR, et al. Determining Subgroups of Teens for Targeted Driving Injury Prevention Strategies: A Latest Class Analysis Approach. Traffic Injury Prevention. May 21, 2012 (online).
Garcia-Espana JF, et al. Safety Belt Laws and Disparities in Safety Belt Use Among US High School Drivers. American Journal of Public Health. April 19, 2012 (online).
Jacobsohn L, Garcia-Espana F, Durbin DR, Erkoboni D, and Winston FK. Adult-supervised Practice Driving for Adolescent Learners: The Current State and Directions for Interventions. Journal of Safety Research. January 29, 2012 (online).
Mirman JH, Albert D, Jacobsohn LS, and Winston FK. Factors Associated with Adolescents' Propensity to Drive with Multiple Passengers and to Engage in Risky Driving Behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health. January 24, 2012 (online).
Curry AE, Hafetz J, Kallan MJ, Winston FK, Durbin DR. Prevalence of Teen Driver Errors Leading to Serious Motor Vehicle Crashes. Accident Analysis and Prevention. April 2011.
Curry AE,Durbin DR, Kallan MJ, Garcia-Espana JF, Bach L, Norris C, and Winston F . Miles to Go: Establishing Benchmarks for Teen Driver Safety. Published by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and State Farm®, 2011.
Ginsburg KR, et al. Parents Teaching Teens to Drive: The Adolescent Perspective. Research Brief published by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies® online at www.teendriversource.org. September 27, 2011.
He J, Becic E, Lee YC, and McCarley JS. Mind Wandering Behind the Wheel: Performance and Oculomotor Correlates. Human Factors. February 2011.
Huang P, Kao T, Curry AE, and Durbin D. Factors Associated With Driving in Teens With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. December 2011 (online).
Lee YC, LaVoie N, Lauper U, and Cianciolo A (2011). Use of a Simulator to Objectively Distinguish Behaviors Between Low-Risk and High-Risk Drivers. Proceedings of the 6th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design. Lake Tahoe, CA.
Mirman JH, et al. From Passengers to Drivers: Parent Perceptions About How Adolescents Learn to Drive. Journal of Adolescent Research. October 2011.
Hafetz J, Jacobsohn L, Garcia-Espana JF, Curry AE, Winston, FK. Adolescent Drivers' Perceptions of the Advantages and Disadvantages of Abstention From In-vehicle Cell Phone Use. Accident Analysis and Prevention. June 30, 2010.
Lee YC (2010). Measuring Drivers' Frustration in a Driving Simulator. Proceedings of the 54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
Winston FK, Jacobsohn L. A Practical Approach for Applying Best Practices in Behavioural Interventions to Injury Prevention. Injury Prevention. 2010; 16:107-112.
Barg FK, Keddem S, Ginsburg KR, and Winston FK. Teen Perceptions of Good Drivers and Safe Drivers: Implications for Reaching Adolescents. Injury Prevention. 2009; 15:24-29.
Garcia-Espana JF, Ginsburg K, Durbin DR, Elliott MR, Winston FK. Primary Versus Shared Access to Vehicles and Its Association With Risky Teen Driving Behavior and Crashes: A National Perspective. Pediatrics. 2009; 124(4):1069-1075.
Ginsburg KR, Durbin DR, García-España JF, Kalicka EA, Winston FK. The Association Between Parenting Style and Teen Driving Safety-related Behaviors and Attitudes. Pediatrics. 2009; 124(4):1040-1051.
Winston FK, et al. Eds. Driving Through the Eyes of Teens, A Closer Look. Published by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies®. 2009
Elliot MR, Ginsburg KR, Winston FK. Unlicensed Teenaged Drivers: Who Are They, and How Do They Behave When They Are Behind the Wheel? Pediatrics. 2008; 122(5):e994-e1000.
Ginsburg KR, Winston FK, Senserrick TM, García-España JF, Kinsman S, Quistberg AD, Ross JG, Elliot MR. National Young Driver Survey: Teen Perspective and Experience With Factors That Affect Driving Safety. Pediatrics. 2008; 121(5):e1391-e1403.
Hutchens L, Senserrick TM, Jamieson PE, Romer D, Winston FK. Teen Driver Crash Risk and Associations With Smoking and Drowsy Driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2008; 40(3):869-876
LaVoie N, Lauper U, Lee YC, Cianciolo, Foltz P, Legree P, and Psotka J (2008). Driving Wisdom: Improving Risk Management of Common Driving Hazards. Proceedings of the 2008 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Orlando, FL.
Winston FK, Kallan MJ, Senserrick TM, Elliot MR. Risk Factors for Death Among Older Children and Teenaged Motor Vehicle Passengers. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2008; 162(3):253-260.
Winston FK, Jacobsohn L. Addressing Transportation Safety Challenges With a Systematic Approach: Focus on Children and Teens in the United States. Presented at the 4th International Conference on Transportation and Traffic Psychology (organized by Traffic & Transport's Division 13 of the International Association of Applied Psychology). Washington, DC, 31 August – 4 September, 2008.
Senserrick TM, Kallan MJ, Winston FK. Child Passenger Injury Risk in Sibling Versus Non-sibling Teen Driver Crashes: A US study. Injury Prevention. 2007; 13(3):207-10.
Senserrick TM. Recent Developments in Young Driver Education, Training and Licensing in Australia. Journal of Safety Research. 2007; 38(2):237-244.
Senserrick TM, Brown T, Marshall D, Quistberg DA, Dow B, Winston FK. Risky Driving by Recently Licensed Teens: Self-reports and Simulated Performance. 4th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design. 2007; 541-547.
Winston FK, Chen IG, Smith R, Elliott MR. Parent Driver Characteristics Associated with Sub-Optimal Restraint of Child Passengers. Traffic Injury Prevention. January 2007; 7(4):373-80.
Winston FK, et al. Eds. Driving: Through the Eyes of Teens. Published by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies®. 2007.
Berg HY, et al. Special Issue: The Science of Safe Driving Among Adolescents. Injury Prevention. June 2006.
Berg HY. Reducing Crashes and Injuries Among Young Drivers: What Lind of Prevention Should We Be Focusing On? Injury Prevention. June 2006; 12:i15-i18
Chen I, Elliott M, Senserrick T, Durbin DR, Winston FK. Child Passenger Injury Risk in Motor Vehicle Crashes: A Comparison of Nighttime and Daytime Driving by Teenage and Adult Drivers. Journal of Safety Research. 2006; 37(3):299-306.
Durbin DR, Smith R, Kallan MJ, Elliott MR, Winston FK. Seat Belt Use Among 13- to 15-year-olds in Primary and Secondary Enforcement Law States. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2006; 39(3):524-9.
Fisher DL, Pollatsek AP, Pradhan A. Can Novice Drivers Be Trained to Scan for Information That Will Reduce Their Likelihood of a Crash? Injury Prevention: The Science of Safe Driving Among Adolescents. June 2006; 12:i25-i29.
Gillan JS. Legislative Advocacy Is Key to Addressing Teen Driving Deaths. Injury Prevention: The Science of Safe Driving Among Adolescents. June 2006; 12:i44-i48.
Groeger, JA. Youthfulness, Inexperience and Sleep Loss: The Problems Young Drivers Face and Those They Pose for Us. Injury Prevention. June 2006; 12:i19-i24
Juarez P, Schlundt DG, Goldzweig I, Stinson Jr N. A Conceptual Framework for Reducing Risky Teen Driving Behaviors Among Minority Youth. Injury Prevention. June 2006; 12:i49-i55.
Senserrick TM. Reducing Young Driver Road Trauma: Guidance and Optimism for the Future. Injury Prevention. June 2006; 12:i56-i60.
Senserrick TM, Brown T, Quistberg DA, Marshall D, Ahmad O, Winston FK. Validation of Simulated Assessment of Teen Driver Speed Management on Rural Roads. 51st Annual Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. 2006; 51:525-36.
Shope JT. Influences on Youthful driving behavior and their potential for guiding interventions to reduce crashes. Injury Prevention. June 2006; 12:i9-i14.
Simons-Morton BG, Winston FK. Translational Research in Child and Adolescent Transportation Safety. Evaluation and the Health Professions. 2006; 29(1):33-64.
Smith WA. Social Marketing: An Overview of Approach and Effects. Injury Prevention. June 2006; 12:i38-i43.
Williams AF. Young Driver Risk Factors: Successful and Unsuccessful Approaches for Dealing With Them and An Agenda for the Future. Injury Prevention: The Science of Safe Driving Among Adolescents. June 2006; 12:i4-i8
Chen IG, Elliott RM, Durbin DR, Winston FK. Teen Drivers and the Risk of Injury to Child Passengers in Motor Vehicle Crashes. Injury Prevention. 2005; 11(1):12-17.
See the complete list of over 125 scientific studies related to children and injury from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP.