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2017

July 20, 2017

Ohio Leads Country with Portable Driver Simulators to Assess Driving Skills of New Drivers

Ohio is leading the country as the first state to begin piloting portable driver simulator systems (PDSS) as safety screeners and skill diagnostics prior to road tests. As part of the Drive Toward a Safer Ohio initiative, the Ohio Department of Public Saf
June 23, 2017

Technology Addiction More Likely a Factor for Teen Drivers Texting and Talking with Friends Than with Parents

Mobile phone use while driving quadruples the risk for a motor vehicle crash and is a practice that is particularly scary for novice teen drivers, given they are already at increased risk for motor vehicle crashes compared to other age groups.

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.
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