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

01/23/2018
It’s About Exposure: High U.S. Childhood Mortality Rates Due Car Crashes and Firearm assaults

Cornerstone, CHOP Research Institute -- Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD provides recommendations for action to address reasons, such as teen driver crashes, that the U.S. lags behind other wealthy nations in reducing childhood mortality rates.

11/15/2017
Graduated Driver Licensing: Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

Directions, Highway Safety Research Center at UNC -- The recent article “Graduated Driver Licensing for Older Novice Drivers: Critical Analysis of the Issues,” published in the August 22, 2017 edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, provides a thorough analysis of the many questions in need of research on this topic and a review of the existing evidence. 

10/16/2017
National Teen Driver Safety Week -- Then and Now

State Farm News Room -- This year marked the tenth anniversary of National Teen Driver Safety Week. Things look much different than they did ten years ago. Though it is tragic to lose even one young person in a car crash, the numbers have decreased nearly 43 percent in the past decade. In 2015, 4,308 teens were involved in fatal crashes compared to 7,500 in 2005.

08/17/2017
What Should Parents Look for In A Driving School?

Philadelphia Inquirer -- Expert tips from Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD on choosing a driving school for teens.

08/08/2017
Are We Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

Cornerstone, CHOP Research Insititute -What are the human factors to consider? CHOP researchers are investigating.

07/31/2017
New Simulators Test Skills Of First-Time Drivers Before Licensure; Pilot Program Begins In Ohio

Forbes --  CHOP researchers are working with Diagnostic Driving, Inc. and Ohio Department of Public Safety to pilot portable driver simulator systems to assess the skills of new drivers before they take their road tests for permanent licenses began in Ohio's motor vehicle licensing centers.The initiative aims to transform the testing process so that first time drivers are safer when they start driving on their own.