Monday, May 15, 2006
Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of the Workshop
What is the task of the committee?
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
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?