Why Research-Based Methods?
teendriversource.org is steeped in research and data because it was developed by a team of multidisciplinary researchers and outreach communications specialists. While the Teen Driver Safety Research team works to advance the science to reduce teen driver crashes, our Outreach Communications team shares research findings and recommendations with stakeholdesr in easy-to-use, web-accessible formats. Our researchers continue to use this data to develop and test intervention strategies.
It is our belief that if we invest time and resources up front on foundational research that takes into account the epidemiology, engineering, biology, psychology, sociology and communication aspects of teen driver safety, we'll develop potent interventional strategies (education, public awareness campaigns, public policy, etc.) that have the best chance of succeeding. We'll also have the structure in place to evaluate effectiveness and make adjustments as the environment for teen drivers changes over time. In the long run, this should make the best use of the limited resources available for public health and prevention.
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Read more about research conducted by CHOP and others that support this site.