Friday, October 31, 2014

University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center Develops Parental Guide to Teach Teens About Safe Driving

The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) partnered with the Blank Children’s Hospital to create Steering Teens Safe, a parent communication and driving supervision program that helps parents motivate their teens to drive safely. Evaluations of Steering Teens Safe were conducted through two randomized controlled trials funded by CDC and NIH, and estimate a 21% reduction in teen risky driving. The IPRC is currently translating the program to parents; integrating the program into three business workplace wellness programs; and working with state Driver’s Education programs to make Steering Teens Safe available as a parent component.

Learn more about the Steering Teens Safe parental guide