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June 12, 2017

Motor Vehicle Crash Risk for Teens With ADHD Much Lower Than Previously Reported

Adolescent drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. Although elevated, this risk is far lower than previous reports of being four times higher.

April 11, 2017

One in Three Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Receives Driver's License

A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) finds one in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver's license, and the majority does so in their 17th year.
January 30, 2017

Penn/CHOP Study Helps Inform Interventions for Global Road Traffic Injury

A research team led by the Penn School of Nursing and the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at CHOP worked with a multinational corporation to investigate employee perceptions of road risks.
October 13, 2016

Teens Comply with Legislated Driving Restrictions on Vast Majority of Trips

A new study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides valuable evidence that a vast majority of New Jersey’s intermediate licensed teen drivers follow the state’s GDL laws.
November 30, 2015

Teens Know Dangers of Driving With Cellphones But Do It Anyway, Penn Research Shows

What happens when "Tom  Hanks," "Tom Cruise," and "Kesha" sit around a table? When the talkers are actually teens using researcher-requested pseudonyms they chose to anonymously discuss their driving habits, the results are surprising.
July 16, 2015

Teaching Teens to Drive: Tips from CHOP Experts

Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death for teens in the U.S. That’s why researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s

June 8, 2015

Many New Licensed Drivers Don't Know How to Drive

Researchers at CHOP have developed and validated the Simulated Driving Assessment (SDA), offering for the first time a safe way to assess novice teen drivers' skills in high-risk driving scenarios that commonly lead to crashes.
January 13, 2015

Parallel Consulting Awarded NIH Phase I STTR Grant

Parallel Consulting, LLC and CHOP announce the award of a $142,370 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to develop an innovative tool for training teen drivers in speed management.
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