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Inj Prev. 2006 Jun;12 Suppl 1:i56-60.

Reducing young driver road trauma: guidance and optimism for the future.

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  • 1Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA. senserrick@email.chop.edu

Abstract

This paper highlights lessons from each of the Expert Panel papers in the present supplement that provide guidance for future research and initiatives. Although some shortfalls still remain in our understanding, it is argued that much has been learned and we are ready for more translation, implementation, and evaluation of multilevel interventions to help reduce young driver road trauma. Non-use of restraints, speeding, driving at night and with passengers, and fatigue are highlighted as key risk factors to address. "Best practice" intervention is proposed as implementing and strengthening graduated driver licensing systems and complementary candidate programs and research, such as hazard perception training programs. A schematic cognitive-perceptual model to explain the crash sequence process is explored. There is optimism that meaningful impacts can be made, especially coupled with the advances in vehicle technologies, but caution is necessary in the absence of targeted "real world" evaluations and broader implementation and diffusion strategies.

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