Navigation Links
What's at Risk from Unlicensed Teen Drivers: One in 25 Admit to Driving Without a License
Date:11/3/2008

es it possible to develop effective interventions to address unsafe behaviors that are linked to an elevated risk of injury and death. In addition to behavioral risk factors, the researchers identified demographic traits that are associated with a teen's likelihood to drive without a license. In the self-report survey, teens who live in central city or rural areas and identify themselves as African American or Hispanic were the most likely to say they drive without a license at least one hour per week. Researchers are careful not to oversimplify the issue, however.

"Not all kids who are driving unlicensed are doing so for the same reasons," explains Dr. Winston. "Some are simply more likely to take risks with their driving - such as driving under the influence - which prevent them from getting or keeping a license. However, there also may be teens who need to drive to work or school but are unable to obtain or maintain a license for reasons unrelated to driving behavior, such as unpaid fines or registration fees."

Unlicensed teens surveyed in the NYDS were much less likely to have attended a driver's ed class than licensed teens and were about four times more likely to report that "no one" taught them to drive compared to licensed teen drivers.

Further research is needed to better understand and address the obstacles teens face in obtaining a license. The study's authors note that while a license itself doesn't enhance safety, the licensure process may be protective if it helps teens and their families adhere to graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws and follow a systematic approach to learning to drive. Future research and outreach directed at teens from central city and rural areas may help to reduce the high rate of crash injury and fatality associated with unlicensed teens.

About the Young Driver Research Initiative

Motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death among teens in the United States. Teen drivers (ages 16 to 1
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Many Unlicensed Teen Drivers Put Safety Last
2. Long Island, New York School Agrees To Admit Students With Diabetes
3. US FDA Admits Risks of Mercury Dental Fillings, Settles Lawsuit
4. Nearly 1 in 5 teenagers admit eating problems, but anxiety is a bigger problem than appearance
5. Cardiac Patients Admitted During Week More Likely to Survive
6. Sutter Admits: Closing St. Lukes Likely to Reduce Charity Care
7. AIDS Ignorance: One-Third of Adults Admit Little or No Knowledge of Pandemic
8. Homeowners Admit to Dust Bunny Dilemma
9. Turning Clocks Back Increases Risk of Drowsy Driving
10. Report Confirms Consumer Selection is a Driving Force in Health Care Today
11. Healthcare Providers Can Help Reduce Teen Driving Deaths
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The ... (Short Acting, Intermediate Acting, Premixed), Modern Human Insulin ... Apidra, Levemir, NovoRapid, Novomix, Tresiba, Others) - Forecast ... major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, current market trends, ... along with the estimates and forecasts of the ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Cloud+MD Office 2.0 ... interoperable suite of medical software and services, designed ... providers, that produces “Actionable Information” to help Independent ... Systems and Billing Services optimize a wide range ... Quality, Greater Efficiency, Noticeable Cost Reductions and Better ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... For the past nine years, the LIVESTRONG Foundation ... tandem to help thousands of cancer patients and survivors ... help survivors connect to resources dealing with work discrimination ... to include referrals from PAF to LIVESTRONG to help ... emotional, and financial issues that accompany a diagnosis. ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Joining Conquer Paralysis Now as ... the next decade is Paralympic silver medalist and quadriplegic Jennifer ... became a quadriplegic from a spinal cord injury in 1998. ... a cure for paralysis. , “People define cure differently,” French ... something else. We have the image in our minds of ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... document management and workflow solutions, announced today their Gold ... 28 – 31 at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino ... Sage customers, Sage Summit draws thousands interested in taking ... leaders, learn how to solve business problems and educate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Human Insulin Market Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Human Insulin Market Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Human Insulin Market Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Human Insulin Market Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:Cloud-MD Software will soon Receive MU2 Certification 2Health News:LIVESTRONG Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation Expand Partnership to Support the Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors Nationwide 2Health News:LIVESTRONG Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation Expand Partnership to Support the Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors Nationwide 3Health News:Paralympian Jen French Announced as Conquer Paralysis Now’s First Champion 2Health News:Altec Announces Gold Sponsorship of Sage Summit 2014 2Health News:Altec Announces Gold Sponsorship of Sage Summit 2014 3
... that it's never too late for a person to start ... ,The researchers particularly taking into consideration the people who ... the exercise need not be of any strenuous nature but ... Dr Dietrich Rothenbacher, an epidemiologist at the University of Heidelberg ...
... variations on how hospitals spend for meals for their ... are spending four times the amounts spent by others.// ... average of ?61 on patients' meals per week as ... to The Scotsman newspaper, there are huge variations reported. ...
... be successfully located with or in pediatric practices, ... Medical Center and the N.C. Chapter of the ... journal Clinical Pediatrics, the researchers said, “With the ... mental health disorders in primary health care settings, ...
... therapy, when used to treat patients who are in ... chances of survival//, say researchers at Rhode Island ... patients over seven years, the median survival rate at ... to 42 months when thermal ablation was followed by ...
... his colleagues working in the laboratory of Dr. Stanley ... that controls// the sensitivity of human cancer cells to ... of research striving towards increased effectiveness of ... in advance of its scheduled August 1 publication date ...
... devised a chip that can be implanted into a patient's arm, ... medical personnel to easily get hold of patients' medical data. , ... have launched the program to test this product, which will go ... ,The chip can be interpreted with the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exercise Activities Helps To Avoid Heart Ailment 2Health News:Mental Health Providers Can Be Successfully Located With Pediatricians 2Health News:Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients 2Health News:Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients 3
(Date:7/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Companies that supply Durable ... often contact consumers directly about purchasing such supplies ... use. The American Osteopathic Association,s House of Delegates ... from companies that supply Durable Medical Equipment unless ... the physician and the patient. ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... , July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Top Brooklyn ... Pediatrics responds to an article, which suggests that caffeine ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140718/128611 A ... giving coffee to children, but now it happens rather ... A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, discussed ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... LOS ANGELES , July 21, 2014 ... Procurement Agency (LOPA) is utilizing the CompuMed, ... (OPO) Solution to improve donor organ recovery. ... platform to provide real-time access to its ... critical care consulting.      (Logo: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:American Osteopathic Association Calls for Eliminating Unsolicited Requests to Purchase Medical Equipment 2Dr. Michael Gabriel a Brooklyn Pediatrician Comments on an Article, Which Suggests Caffeine May Be Dangerous for Children 2Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency Leveraging CompuMed to Secure More Donor Hearts 2Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency Leveraging CompuMed to Secure More Donor Hearts 3
HemataSTAT II has a manual reader. It uses both 0.5 and 1.1 ID capillary tubes., , Spins in just 60 seconds , Built-in reader with LCD display , Accuracy comparable to NCCLS reference method , Lid lo...
... the easiest test to use on the market. ... no hands-on time. Critical care instructions can be ... the pediatrician's office. Valuable information can be obtained ... Now the focus can be on the results ...
The QuickScreen Pro Multi Drug Screening Test is a rapid, self-timing, qualitative immunoassay for,the detection of drugs of abuse in urine....
... Tests are qualitative immunoassays for detecting elevated levels ... is fast and results are easy to interpret. ... darker than the control band, then ovulation will ... If the test band does not appear or ...
Medicine Products: