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

08/13/2019
When Teens with ADHD Start Driving: What to Tell Parents

In this Medscape Perspective piece, Dr. Allison E. Curry's recent research on ADHD and crash rates is discussed, along with the tips for all parents to follow when preparing their teens to drive.  

08/08/2019
Tackling Texting While Driving: 'The Decision to Reach for That Phone Can Be Impulsive'

How to get teens not to text while driving? CIRP researchers Kit Delgado, MD, MS and Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN share what their finding out through their research on distracted driving with knowledge@whartonhighschool, a resource for high schoolers and their teachers.

07/19/2019
The Science of Distracted Driving

In this article for Travelers Institute, Kit Delgado, MD, MS, an emergency physician and injury prevention researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, explains why humans often make flawed decisions, including using their cell phones while driving. He shares how several biases regularly impact our decision-making skills.

07/08/2019
Many Still Unconvinced NJ Teen Driver Decals Work

More than 10 years after New Jersey became the first state in the United States to enact a GDL decal provision, WHYY talked to parents, newly licensed teen drivers, and law enforcement to solicit their thoughts on the regulation. Research conducted at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention is also cited to explain how decals work to reduce crash risk for new drivers. 

07/05/2019
Parents Play Key Role in Preparing Autistic Teens for Driving

When parents of autistic adolescents prioritize independence, it can significantly help prepare their children for driving, according to a new study published in Autism in Adulthood conducted by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention and Center for Autism Research. 

06/28/2019
In the News: Parental Support Needed When Autistic Adolescents Learn to Drive

A CHOP study of specialized driving instructors showed autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so they are prepared for learning to drive. The findings, published in Autism in Adulthoodalso highlighted the need to define best practices to guide assessment and delivery of highly individualized instruction for autistic adolescents.