Assessing Teen Driver Safety Parent Advisory Letter Intervention in Early and Full Implementation Phases

Teen drivers are an at-need group with regard to driver safety. They are disproportionately over-represented in North Dakota crashes, with teens accounting for only 4% of the driver population and accounting for 10% of crashes (Vachal and Malchose 2009). The ability to effectively improve safety performance for these drivers at the population level as well as among at-risk individual drivers is valuable to public safety. The goal of this project is to conduct assessments of a teen driver intervention aimed at improving public safety through parent intervention. The letter intervention is administered at the driver level. Survey and regression methods will be used in the assessments. Parent perception and action will be studied in the early and full implementation phases. In addition, teen driver risk factors in early licensure and parents' roles in monitoring and guidance will be explored for future program improvements. Findings from this research will be used by policymakers and program administrations to refine programs for teen driver training and interventions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $272890
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    1320 Albrecht Boulevard
    Fargo, ND  United States  581052
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vachal, Kimberly

  • Start Date: 20180511
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20240603
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-567

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669083
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 16 2018 9:29PM