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Novice teenage driver cell phone use prevalence
Novice teenage drivers have high crash rates due to inexperience; therefore, cell phone-related secondary task engagement (distracted driving) is likely to aggravate crash risk for this population. A previous study of teenage distracted driving behavior, found that 34% of 16-17- year-olds had...
Validity of the C-RDS self-reported risky driving measure
This study examined the reliability and validity of the Checkpoints Risky Driving Scale (C-RDS) in relation to the Dula Dangerous Driving Index (DDDI) and an objective measure of risky driving. Naturalistic and survey data were collected over an 18-month period from 42 newly-licensed teenage...
Best practice in peer-led curriculum content :  informing an interactive program to improve passenger safety among high school seniors
 Despite ongoing improvements in behaviour change strategies, licensing models and road law enforcement measures young drivers remain significantly over-represented in fatal and non-fatal road related crashes. This paper focuses on the safety of those approaching driving age and identifies both...
Experimental effects of pre-drive arousal on teenage simulated driving performance in the presence of a teenage passenger
Teenage passengers increase teenage driving risk, but this may be conditional on events and emotions immediately preceding driving. An experimental simulation study evaluated the effect of pre-drive arousal on risky driving in the presence of a confederate teenage passenger. In a two-by-two between...
Pre-frontal cortex activity of male drivers in the presence of passengers during simulated driving: an exploratory functional near-infrared spectroscopy
Adolescents are more likely to be involved in motor vehicle crashes in the presence of peer passengers, and risky driving behaviors of male teenagers increase in the presence of male peer passengers. There could be several mechanisms of the influence of peer passengers, however it is evident that...
Measuring young drivers' behaviors during complex driving situations
Driving behaviors of teenagers and adults in complex driving situations, viz., merges and intersections, from an 18-month longitudinal naturalistic driving study were analyzed. Variables from multiple sources were selected to create an Unsafe Driving Index to rate drivers’ behaviors in these...
Interventions to promote safe driving behaviour lessons learned from other health related behaviours
In this presentation we examine the utility of interventions that address, or fail to address, relevant psychosocial targets of driver safety programming. By applying the empirical evidence gathered from years of intervention research in other healthrelated behaviours, we hope to identify new...
Predictors of safe driving behaviour towards an integrative model
As part of a review of the traffic safety literature, we developed a conceptual framework of safe driving behaviour (Figure 1). This framework is not intended to supersede current models of driving behaviour; it is being used for the purpose of organising psychosocial constructs for review and...
Adolescent predictors of traffic crash patterns from licensure into early young adulthood
This paper examines differences in the adolescent psychosocial and problem behavior characteristics of individuals who have stable-low, increasing, stable-high and decreasing frequencies of motor vehicle crashes from licensure into early young adulthood. Problem Behavior Theory was used as the...
Teen drivers, education, and licensing: a panel discussion
Research and education aimed at reducing the crash risk of young drivers has become a top priority to researchers and educators around the world. This panel provides an overview of some of these recent and ongoing efforts. To that end, the purpose of this panel is to: 1) raise awareness of human...

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