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Preventing Teen Motor Crashes: Contributions from the Behavioral and Social Sciences - Workshop Report
Monday, May 15, 2006
Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of the Workshop
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?
Panel 2: Adolescent Development
Physical Characteristics of Adolescents