Press Releases


Press Releases

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

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.

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. 

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.

Dr. Flaura Winston Receives Clinical & Translational Science Distinguished Investigator Award

For her role in using research findings to inform and implement effective public policies promoting better health, the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) has awarded Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, founder and scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the 2021 ACTS Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation from Clinical Use into Public Benefit and Policy. 

Newly Licensed Autistic Drivers Crash Less Than Other Young Drivers

A collaborative study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that compared with their non-autistic peers, young autistic drivers have lower rates of moving violations and license suspensions, as well as similar to lower crash rates.

Nearly Half of Young Drivers Are Resuming Driving Just Weeks After Sustaining a Concussion

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that nearly half of teens who sustained a concussion were back to driving approximately two weeks after the injury, even though few had returned to exercise and sports.