Talk by Corinne Peek-Asa and Daniel McGehee
Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death for teenagers, as well as a leading cause of disability and psychological trauma. One of the challenges with teen drivers is that they begin unsupervised driving at the same that they are developmentally programmed to push boundaries. The decision to drive safely thus ultimately resides with the teen, but safety behaviors can be strongly influenced with developmentally appropriate guidance, particularly through parents. At the next Obermann Afternoons, November 13, 4:00 pm, Corinne Peek-Asa (Public Health) and Daniel McGehee (Public Policy Center) will talk about a collaborative study that integrates communication theory, health behavior motivation, and engineering to safely transition teens to independent driving.