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

Sansevere '20 to Intern at CHOP for Injury Science Research

Have you ever glanced at, or even used, your cell phone while driving? During her National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates internship at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia this coming summer, Arcadia University Psychology Major Kayla Sansevere will study why teens drive distracted even when they know it's a risky behavior.


Bans on Texting While Driving Tied to Drop in ER Visits for Crash Injuries

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has CIRP Associate Fellow Kit Delgado, MD,MS weighing in on its results. "It is crystal clear from research in cars outfitted with internal cameras that taking one's eyes off the road to engage with a phone drastically increases the risk of a crash," he says. "Therefore, aggressively promoting and enforcing a ban on all handheld phone use makes sense."



Young Drivers with Common Visual Impairments Not More Likely to Crash

Young drivers face a number of new challenges when they receive their license, but sometimes, it’s difficult to understand the magnitude of those challenges and how they may pose risks for both themselves and other drivers on the road. You might think that adolescents and young adults with visual impairments would be at greater risk on the road, but a new study from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found some surprising results.

A Delaware County Attorney's Daughter Was Killed By a Distracted Driver: Now He's Trying to Change How People Drive

Joel Feldman has traveled the country since 2010, educating adults and students on the dangers of distracted driving in roughly hour-long presentations he made with the help of experts at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "I can't bring my daughter back, but I can talk to kids," he says. 


Intelligence Meets Inspiration: Celebrating Women in STEM at CHOP

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute its proud of its female scientists. In honor of International Women's Day, the Institute profiles some of its STEM researchers, including Rachel Myers, PhD, Valentina Graci, PhD, and Elizabeth Walshe, PhD, all who work on traffic safety studies at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP. 

Have You Activated 'Do Not Disturb While Driving'? It Could Save Your Life

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently shared their insights about how to curb cell phone use while driving, including do not disturb and other blocking features on phones, at a seminar hosted by Travelers Institute at The Travelers Companies. What they shared may surprise you.