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Experimental Effects of Injunctive Norms on Simulated Risky Driving Among Teenage Males | Health Psychology

Feb 13, 2014

Objective:Teenage passengers affect teenage driving performance, possibly by social influence. To examine the effect of social norms on driving behavior, male teenagers were randomly assigned to drive in a simulator with a peer-aged confederate to whom participants were primed to attribute either risk-accepting or risk-averse social norms.

Stochastic Risk Assessment Methodology and Modeling as In-Vehicle Safety Enhancing Tool for Younger Drivers on Roads | Journal of Transportation Safety & Security

Feb 13, 2014

There has been a marked increase in the number of young drivers across the globe. This age category comes with deficiencies resulting from their inexperience and age related characteristics. Mobility is a fundamental right of living by everyone whether young or old and learning to drive is considered as a significant achievement in youth's life. However, the mobility of a younger driver by his/her own vehicles demands special considerations.

Minnesota's Driver Education Program Aims to Involve Parents | Education News

Jan 30, 2014

A new Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Office of Traffic Safety education program is focusing on the parents of teen drivers, seeking to instill the important role they play in developing safer teen drivers. The program comes after a series of accidents caused by young, inexperienced drivers in Minnesota.

Injury Prevention Research Opportunities

Jan 23, 2014

CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) announces the availability of funding for the following three research opportunities:

Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention: Evaluation of Increased Nighttime Enforcement of Seat Belt Use (RFA-CE-14-003)

Research to Prevent Prescription Drug Overdoses (RFA-CE-14-0020)

Research on Integration of Injury Prevention in Health Systems (RFA-CE-14-004)

Driving 'Buzzed': BAC As Low As 0.01% Still Raises Fatal Car Crash Risk | Huffington Post

Jan 23, 2014

Even driving mildly buzzed -- with a blood alcohol content (BAC) as low as 0.01 percent -- raises the risk of causing a fatal car accident, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego found that having a BAC of 0.01 percent recent was associated with a 46 percent higher risk of being the official, sole cause of a car accident, compared with the sober driver also involved in the collision.

Iowa: Improving Safety the Focus of Two New Juvenile Driving Laws | Muscatine Journal

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Two new laws that take effect January first are meant to improve the safety of new drivers and the streets that they drive. But some think the laws will be difficult to enforce.

Both of the new regulations are changes to the state's existing graduated licensing program.

Two new laws that take effect January first are meant to improve the safety of new drivers and the streets that they drive. But some think the laws will be difficult to enforce.

Both of the new regulations are changes to the state's existing graduated licensing program.

Characteristics of Teens-With-Teens Fatal Crashes in the United States, 2005–2010 | Journal of Safety Research

Jan 09, 2014

More than 40% of fatal crashes of 16- and 17-year-old drivers occur when transporting teenagers. Characteristics of this predominant crash type and prevention possibilities are described, based on data from fatal crashes in the United States during 2005–2010.

Disparities in Safety Belt Use by Sexual Orientation Identity Among US High School Students | American Journal of Public Health

Jan 09, 2014

Objectives: We examined associations between adolescents’ safety belt use and sexual orientation identity.

Teen Drivers Become Distracted Quickly | Healthfinder.gov

Jan 09, 2014

Teen drivers quickly move from focused to distracted while behind the wheel, and this raises their risk for accidents, a new study finds.

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, more than 2,500 teens died in car crashes -- seven deaths every day -- and teen drivers are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in fatal crashes.

Distracted-Driving Deaths of Pedestrians, Cyclists Up in U.S., Study Finds | Healthfinder.gov

Dec 12, 2013

American pedestrians and bicyclists are being killed by distracted drivers in increasing numbers, a new study finds.

Pedestrian deaths caused by distracted driving -- perhaps talking on cell phones, using a GPS or eating at the wheel -- jumped nearly 50 percent in a recent five-year period, reaching 500 in 2010.

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