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March 12, 2012 -- What Distracts Teens Most? Other Teens -- In this article on teen drivers and distraction, new CHOP research on peer passengers and teen driving is examined.  The pair of studies, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, focus on the factors that lead some teens to drive multiple passengers, and then, once they are in the car, how they affect teen driver behavior. The studies were funded by State Farm®. Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH, lead author of one of the studies and director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, explains some of her findings in this informative read.

Read the first CHOP study abstract.

Read the second CHOP study abstract.