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

10/21/2021
CHOP Marking National Teen Driver Safety Week With State-Of-The-Art Program

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, watch this CBS3 segment where Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Dr. Flaura Winston talks about CHOP's partnership with NJM Insurance Group in bringing virtual driving assessment to CHOP Primary Care sites. 

10/07/2021
Reimagining Teen Driver Safety: Supporting New Drivers Via Primary Care

In this guest post for Research In Action, NJM Insurance Group Consumer Safety Director Violet Marrero describes a unique partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) that is taking an innovative approach to teen driver safety.

10/06/2021
Teaching Teens to Drive: Tips from CHOP Experts

"For teens to become safe, competent drivers, they need to develop critical driving skills and practice them in a range of driving environments and conditions," says Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, founder and co-scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP). Learn more about the importance of parent-supervised practice driving in this "Health Tip of the Week" from CHOP News. 

09/14/2021
Impact of Access to Pediatric Trauma Care and Road Fatalities

A new study explores the impact of access to pediatric trauma care on pediatric mortality rates due to motor vehicle crashes. 

07/20/2021
A New Metric for Designing Safer Streets

By analyzing eye-tracking data from cyclists on Philadelphia's streets, CIRP Senior Fellow/Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylania Associate Dean of Research Dr. Megan S. Ryerson's team found that these individual metrics can help design safer roadways for bicyclists and pedestrians.

07/17/2021
How to Motivate Your Teen to Be a Safer Driver

It's more effective to show teens how to eliminate phone-related driver distractions, rather than just nag them about not using the phone, says Dr. Kit Delgado in this Wall Street Journal article.