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Media Contact:Camillia M. Travia
Public Relations Specialist
June 14, 2007
Child Passengers Safer When Teen Driver Is Sibling
A study released this week from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Mutual Insurance Company found that while children driven by teens are twice as likely to suffer crash injury as those driven by adults, their risk is 40 percent lower if the teenaged driver is their older brother or sister.
The research, published this week in the journal Injury Prevention, may offer insights for parents, as well as for state lawmakers involved in setting standards for graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws for young drivers.