Monday, May 15, 2006

Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of the Workshop

  • What is the task of the committee?

  • Workshop format

  • What do we hope to learn from this workshop?

Robert Graham, M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/ Workshop Moderator, Committee Chair

Panel 1: Teens Behind the Wheel

  • Description of the problem (crashes, injuries, magnitude, forecast).

  • Complexity of driving and crash avoidance, particularly for novice drivers.

  • How is driving different for teens (e.g., age, inexperience, crash factors)?

  • What do we know about contributing factors to teen driver crashes (e.g., age, gender, experience, time of day, passengers, alcohol, seat belts)?

  • What is the set of cognitive and motor skills that must be learned in order to be a safe driver?

David Preusser, Ph.D., Preusser Research Group

A. James McKnight, Ph.D., Transportation Research Associates


Flaura Winston, M.D., Ph.D., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/ Committee Member

Discussion and Q & A

Panel 2: Adolescent Development

  1. Physical Characteristics of Adolescents

  • How does the adolescent brain and its development affect teen driving?

  • How do adolescent sleep patterns and sleep needs affect teen driving?

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