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In the News

Read news stories featuring the research behind Teen Driver Source and evidence-based resources.

Automaker Technology Hype Leads To Overconfident Drivers

This Forbes article highlights findings from a recent survey conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that found teen drivers have more confidence in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies than their parents. 

State Celebrates Milestone Anniversary of Teen Driving Laws

The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety has launched a public awareness campaign to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Kyleigh's Law, which requires teens to affix stickers to their vehicles to identify them as novice drivers, and the 20-year anniversary of the state's Graduated Driver Licensing Program, one of the most progressive in the nation. Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH, lead author of several studies on the effectiveness of Kyleigh's Law and GDL, is featured in one of the campaigns. 

Rear Seat Safety for All Ages

Learn about why, more than ever, making sure passengers in the rear seat are properly buckled is so important from experts, including Kristy Arbogast, PhD, co-scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Teens and Older Motorists Are More Likely to Get Into Crashes but Drive Less Safe Cars, CHOP Study Finds

“What we really are thinking is that if we can get these drivers, who again have higher risks of crashing and being injured in crashes, into safer vehicles, that may improve their crash outcomes,” says Kristi Busico Metzger, PhD, MPH, lead author of a new CHOP study published today in Traffic Injury Prevention

COVID-19 Has Made PA Driving Tests Easier, and Business is Booming. Safety Experts are Concerned.

In this Philadelphia Inquirer article, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention Co-Scientific Director Flaura Winston, MD, PhD and other safety experts weigh in on the negative impact of PennDOT's newly adapted driver’s skills tests.

Drive Safety Home

In an article in National Safety Council's Family Safety & Health Magazine, CIRP/ Penn School of Nursing's Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN explains the important role parents play in emulating good driving behavior and how it benefits teen drivers.