Program Evaluation for Driving Safety
Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently collaborated with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) to develop tools to facilitate the evaluation and enhancement of safe driving programs for teens. The two-year Teen Outreach Proram Evaluation for Driving Safety project included stakeholder interviews in the community, review of existing programs both within the state and across the nation, and interactive workshops with traffic safety professionals.
Led by Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH and Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, the first phase of the Teen Outreach Program for Driving Safety project also included literature reviews, crash data analysis, and theory-based logic modeling. These foundational pieces and collaboration resulted in the development of several resources to help support Pennsylvania Community Traffic Safety staff to identify their community's traffic safety issues and needs, leverage that information to develop programs with maximum impact, and meaure the impact of programs to guide future programming.
Although focused on teen driver safety topics, these resources can be used by those interested in a wide range of safety and other public health topics:
The result of a very rigorous stakeholder-guided process and both innovative and practical in nature, use of these tools will help advance the means by which stakeholders can evaluate programs and bring meaningful programs to their communities.
Contact Linda Fleisher, PhD to access all of the resources.
- Teen Drivers' Skill Acquisition and Training
- Safe Driving Assessment
- TeenDrivingPlan (TDP)
- Compliance with and Enforcement of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Provisions
- GDL Decal Research
- Young Drivers' License and Crash Patterns in New Jersey
- Improving Teen Driving Behaviors
- Developmental Disabilities and Driving
- Distracted Driving Research