Age vs. Experience: Evaluation of a Video Feedback Intervention for Newly Licensed Teen Drivers

Previous studies have shown that event-triggered, video-based interventions have the potential to improve driving safety among young drivers. Nine states, including Iowa, have some type of restricted driving license that allows drivers under age 16 to independently operate a motor vehicle. While these license types typically restrict the kind of driving permitted, little is known about how these younger drivers compare to the traditional 16-year-old driver in terms of risky driving behaviors. This project examines the effects of age, experience, and video-based feedback on the rate of unsafe driving events captured on video event recorders for 90 newly licensed teen drivers. Half the participants receive feedback and the other half are assigned to a no-feedback control condition. The results of this study will inform whether video-based feedback has safety benefits for young drivers.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH22-11-D-00237/0003

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Sifrit, Kathy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Iowa, Iowa City

      Public Policy Center
      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-1192
    • Start Date: 20110930
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Teen Driver

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01624780
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-11-D-00237/0003
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 1 2017 12:06PM