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

06/15/2020
Is It Safe To Take An Uber, Lyft Or Taxi During Coronavirus?

In this Huffington Post article, CIRP Associate Fellow Dr. Kit Delgado and others discuss the infectious risks of using rideshares or cabs during the pandemic.

06/12/2020
Pump the Brakes! Don’t Eliminate the Driver License Road Test… Update It

In this op-ed, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety's President Cathy Chase and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention Co-Scientific Director Flaura Winston, MD, PhD share why states should reconsider eliminating the on-road test for obtaining a probationary license. Instead, integrate proven available solutions to help transform young driver safety. 

05/15/2020
State Texting Bans Are Saving Teen Drivers' Lives

"No one strategy will prevent cell phone use while driving in adolescents. It will take a multipronged approach, one that addresses the unique factors that contribute to distracted driving in teens. CIRP/ Penn School of Nursing researcher Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, Kit Delgado, MD, MS, and Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE explain in this Pediatrics commentary.

05/01/2020
With Support from Parents, Teens Forge a Path to Handle Social Distancing

"Teens still have to navigate risky situations they may be in. That's not going to change whether it's driving behavior....or something as simple as not social distancing," says Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in this Penn Today article. 

 

03/25/2020
Joy and Persistence: Stories from Women in STEM at CHOP

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Teen Driving Expert Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN is highlighted in this Cornerstone blog to celebrate Women's History Month. Read more about her research, motivation, and advice for young women in STEM.

03/17/2020
Teaching Teens to Drive: Tips from CHOP Experts

"For teens to become safe, competent drivers, they need to develop critical driving skills and practice them in a range of driving environments and conditions," says Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, founder and co-scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP). Learn more about the importance of parent-supervised practice driving in this "Health Tip of the Week" from CHOP News.