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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there research behind the content on Teen Driver Source?

All of the content found on Teen Driver Source was created by the Teen Driver Safety Research team at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The bibliography lists the research behind every section of the site, including facts and statistics.

Are the resources on Teen Driver Source free?

Yes, all of the resources on Teen Driver Source, including the TeenDrivingGuide Practice Guide and the 53 TeenDriving Plan Practice Guide videos, are free. We created them to help families make the most of the learning-to-drive experience and beyond. Educators and stakeholders can download or link to these resources free of charge. All that we ask is that they give attribution to the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A CHOP licensing agreement or limited terms of use agreement is required to directly use the intellectual property as content or embedded resources in other programs or websites.

How can parents effectively supervise their teens’ practice driving?

High quality practice driving is critical because a major reason why teens crash is their inexperience behind-the-wheel. Research shows that drivers need a variety of practice in a wide range of driving environments to prevent them from committing dangerous driving errors. However, many teens do not get this kind of practice. To address this problem, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) created the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide, an online interactive resource to help families make the most out of their practice time together.

Is information available for families that have a child with special needs who wants to drive?

Teen Driver Source has compiled the latest evidence-based information from experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists to help guide families of children with special needs who want to drive.

Are there research studies that my family can participate in?

Yes, and we greatly appreciate your interest. Learn how here.

Do you have tips for parking a car in a parking lot and parallel parking?

Yes, we offer expert driving lessons and tips for parking a car in a parking lot here. Since parallel parking is not in the critical pathway to learning to drive, we did not include this skill in our TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) offers a free video lesson on how to teach a teen to parallel park on YouTube

questions or comments?

If you have questions or comments about the information or resources found on Teen Driver Source, please contact us using the form below. We’ll do our best to respond within two business days (Monday through Friday).

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.

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