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Read news stories featuring the research behind Teen Driver Source and evidence-based resources.
Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage in risky driving behaviors than their peers without ADHD, according to research conducted at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
"Ohio is pioneering and proactive in their approach. They are the first state to take advantage of licensing as a highly teachable moment when new drivers and their families are focused on driver training and preparation for the licensing exam," says Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, founder and scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and chief scientific advisor at Diagnostic Driving, Inc, in this news story about Ohio's plan to expand virtual driving assessment statewide..
Read about Maddie Gonzalez's summer at CIRP as an Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student. During her internship, the Florida Southern College student analyzed a set of data related to post-injury driving behaviors of teens with concussions and contributed to a research paper that will be published next year on the topic.
Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH, a teen driver safety researcher at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, along with researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recently published a paper in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics that investigates the experiences of novice adolescent drivers with attention deficits during the learner period of a Graduated Driver Licensing program.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) held its 3rd Annual Discovery Day on October 21, 2019, and 30 tenth graders from three local high schools came together for a day filled with science fun. Chelsea Ward McIntosh, MS, CCRP, part of CIRP's teen driving safety research team, shared information with them on why new teen drivers crash.