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

01/07/2021
Nearly Half of Young Drivers Resume Driving Just Weeks After a Concussion

Dr. Catherine McDondald shares that nearly half of teens who sustained a concussion were back to driving two weeks after the injury.

12/17/2020
Suspended Road Tests Give Teens Easier Route to Licenses

In eliminating the road test due to COVID-19, some states are "moving forward with something that feels nice and expedience but may not be safe," says Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Dr. Flaura Winston in this Pew Charitable Trust's Stateline post.

12/16/2020
Many Teenagers Start Driving Too Soon After a Concussion

CHOP/Penn researchers find many concussed adolescents don't wait two weeks after seeing their doctor to get behind the wheel. Read more in this Philly Voice article.

12/15/2020
Nearly Half of Teens Get Behind the Wheel Shortly After a Concussion

New Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing reports that almost half of teens return to driving within two weeks of sustaining a concussion. Read more about this new concussion research in this HealthDay article.

10/06/2020
Improving Teen Driver Safety with Virtual Driving Assessments

In this Health Affairs podcast, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention researchers Dr. Flaura Winston and Dr. Elizabeth Walshe discuss how virtual driving assessments can be used to mitigate teen driving crashes.

09/11/2020
Automaker Technology Hype Leads To Overconfident Drivers

This Forbes article highlights findings from a recent survey conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that found teen drivers have more confidence in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies than their parents.