About Teen Driver Source

About Teen Driver Source

We believe that most car crashes are preventable, not inevitable.

Motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death for teens. Through its multidisciplinary Teen Driving Safety Research program, the Center for Injury Research and Prevention is working to reduce the frequency and severity of teen driver crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

Much of our teen driver safety research corresponds to at least one of the following three broad categories:

  • teen drivers' skill acquisition and training
  • compliance with and enforcement of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) provisions
  • improving teen driving behaviors

This website was re-built and launched in 2018. Its original version was created in 2010 by the Teen Driving Safety Research team at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Its purpose remains the same: to provide parents, teens, educators, and policymakers with the latest information and tools to help prevent teen driver crashes. Teen Driver Source is frequently updated as new research is published, interventions are evaluated, and new recommendations for families and stakeholders about teen driver safety become available.

CIRP Expert Reviewers

Aditya Belwadi, PhD, CPST, research scientist

Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH, senior scientist, director of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Patty Huang MD, senior fellow and developmental pediatrician

Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN, senior fellow

Thomas Seacrist, MBE, project manager, Biomechanics

Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, scientific director and founder

CIRP Content Developers

Suzanne Hill, program director, Outreach and Advocacy

Christine Norris, writer/editor

Kim Slouf, outreach program coordinator II

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Please note: The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) allows for the resources on Teen Driver Source to be downloaded and used for non-profit, educational use with attribution given to the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.