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Title:Assessing Teen Driver Safety Interventions: Graduated Driver Licensing and Parent Advisory Letters
Principal Investigators:Kimberly Vachal
University:North Dakota State University
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-567
RiP #:01669083
RH Display ID:15466
Keywords:evaluation and assessment, graduated licensing, parents, regression analysis, safety


Teen drivers are an at-need group with regard to driver safety. They are disproportionately over-represented in North Dakota crashes, with teens accounting for only 4% of the driver population and accounting for 10% of crashes (Vachal and Malchose 2009). The ability to effectively improve safety performance for these drivers at the population level as well as among at-risk individual drivers is valuable to public safety. The goal of this project is to conduct assessments of two safety interventions for teen drivers aimed to improved public safety. One intervention is administered at the population level and the other at the driver level. Survey and regression methods will be used in the assessments. Findings from this research will be used by policymakers and program administrations to refine programs for teen driver training and interventions.

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