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In the News

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

Teen Driver Safety Podcast for Primary Care Pediatricians

Primary Care Perspectives Podcast, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia --  National Teen Driver Safety Week is the perfect time to listen in as Katie K. Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatricians at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and host of Primary Care Perspectives, a podcast series for pediatricians, discusses teen driver safety with Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP.


Stuck in Traffic: 11 Radical Ideas for Fixing Transportation

Philadelphia Inquirer -- Traffic congestion is a growing problem in Philadelphia and in other cities across the country. Philadelphia Mayor Kenney just released the CONNECT plan to outline a safe mobility vision for the city over the next seven years. In response, the Philadelphia Inquirer asked experts and advocates for their "radical ideas" to fix transportation problems in Philadelphia and beyond. Megan S. Ryerson, PhD, CIRP senior fellow and associate dean for research at Penn Design, shares why using smart technology to control vehicles has great potential in keeping pedestrians, cyclists and other road users safe. 

A Car That's Better Without a Driver

Axios -- "There are all of these sub-tasks within the task of driving and then this unpredictable environment," says Elizabeth Walshe, PhD, a research post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, in this article on the challenges of autonomous vehicles.

One in Three Teens Text While Driving, Survey Shows

Reuters Health -- Research recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that one in three US teens text while driving. Kit Delgado, MD, an associate fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine & Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, shares his views on the research and potential ways to prevent teens from texting while driving.  

Parents Hold the Key to Teen Driver Safety

Center for Parent & Teen Communication -- Helping their teens manage crash risk is an important role parents play during the learning-to-drive process and beyond. Learn what parents can do, including promoting healthy communication with their teens and staying involved in their driving even when fully licensed.

Worst US States for Dangerous Teen Driving and Texting Revealed

Newsweek -- In this article, Catherine C. McDonald, PhD, RN, a senior fellow at CIRP and assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, comments on new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health on the prevalence of texting while driving in teens across the country.