We believe that most car crashes are preventable, not inevitable.
Motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of injury and death for teens. Through its multidisciplinary Teen Driving Safety Research program, the Center for Injury Research and Prevention is working to reduce the frequency and severity of teen driver crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
Much of our teen driver safety research corresponds to at least one of the following three broad categories:
- teen drivers' skill acquisition and training
- compliance with and enforcement of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) provisions
- improving teen driving behaviors
This website was re-built and launched in 2018. Its original version was created in 2010 by the Teen Driving Safety Research team at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Its purpose remains the same: to provide parents, teens, educators, and policymakers with the latest information and tools to help prevent teen driver crashes.
Teen Driver Source is frequently updated as new research is published, interventions are evaluated, and new resources and recommendations for families and stakeholders about teen driver safety become available.
CIRP Expert Reviewers
Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH, senior scientist, director of epidemiology
Patty Huang MD, senior fellow and developmental pediatrician
Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior fellow
Thomas Seacrist, MBE, project manager, biomechanics, and director of training
Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, co-scientific director and founder
CIRP Content Developers
Christine Norris, communications manager
Suzanne Hill, principal strategic partnership advisor
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