and their parents. Health care providers and educators are important but undeveloped assets who are in a position to guide teens and parents about the importance of adequate sleep in preventing risky and dangerous behaviors.


This set of questions could serve as the starting point for further exploration of these complex issues. Many participants expressed the hope that additional opportunities will emerge—through new public and private partnerships—for interdisciplinary collaboration in the development of prevention strategies for teen drivers. The workshop clearly demonstrated that a wealth of information is available that has not been brought to bear on a public health issue of immense proportions.

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