Optimizing Parent-Teen Supervised Drives to Reduce Teen Crash Rates (BTS-33)

The objective of this research is to provide actionable data for states to optimize the supervised driving requirement to ensure it creates safer teen drivers and reduces the crash risk for this vulnerable age group. Study approaches might, for example:

Compare safety outcomes in states that do and do not require teen driving logs to be turned in;
Determine if providing resources to parents that help with the learner’s permit phase, tracking time together, and submitting an accurate log of supervised driving leads to more experience, safer teen drivers, and fewer crashes.
Determine if instructional curriculum provided to parents and teens during permitting reduces crash risk.
The desired outcome will be providing states (and parents) with resources to ensure the parent-supervised driving requirement delivers on its intended goal.

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Research Status
Research Underway
Research Topic
Teen & Novice Drivers
Research Year