Press Releases

Read press releases about the research behind Teen Driver Source featuring CIRP@CHOP experts.

10/27/2022
CHOP Researcher Flaura Winston Awarded 2022 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's CIRP Founder and Co-Scientific Director Dr. Flaura Winston has received the 2022 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award. 

04/25/2022
Study Suggests Policy, Education, and Training Make Youngest Novice Drivers Better Prepared for License Exam, Less Likely to Crash

New research shows age-related differences in licensing and crash outcomes that track with age-related licensing policies in Ohio.

12/16/2021
Study Finds Few Pediatric Providers Discuss Transportation With Their Autistic Patients

A collaborative study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention and the Center for Autism Research at CHOP found that only 8% of pediatric providers feel prepared to assess whether their autistic patients are ready to drive. 

06/10/2021
Cell Phone Use While Driving May Be Tied to Other Risky Road Behaviors in Young Adults

A new study from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center found that 18- to 24-year-olds who use cell phones while driving are more likely to engage in other risky driving behaviors associated with “acting-without-thinking,” a form of impulsivity.

06/08/2021
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Launches Innovative Virtual Teen Driving Assessment Program with $4 Million Grant from NJM Insurance Group

An innovative collaboration with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and NJM Insurance Group aimed at preparing teenagers to drive safely launched today. 

04/20/2021
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers Find Individualized Training Is Key for Autistic Adolescents Learning to Drive

A collaborative study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention and the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, published by the American Journal of Occupational Therapyidentified clear strengths and a series of specific challenges autistic adolescents experience while learning to drive.