Improving Parental Supervision of Novice Drivers Using an Evidence-Based Approach

Novice drivers continue to crash at much higher rates than those with a few years of driving experience. This report describes the development of the "Parent Coaching" session, an evidence-based program designed to assist parents who are supervising beginning teen drivers. Emphasizing what parents can do to help teens become experienced and safe drivers, the content of the session draws upon research on strengths and weaknesses of parental supervision of teens' early driving. It also considers findings from naturalistic studies of teen driving behavior. Highlighted in the session is the importance of teens acquiring driving experience in a wide variety of situations and conditions, which is often overlooked in parents' supervision of teen driving. The session also emphasizes parent-teen communication, with particular attention given to how parents can help teens develop a higher-order understanding of driving.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01491562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2013 4:07PM