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PI: Jingzhen Ginger Yang
Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Steering Teens Safe (STS) is an intervention that uses motivational interviewing — a health behavior communication technique — to help parents communicate with their teens about safe driving. Aims: 1) Determine the effects of the STS intervention on reducing teens’ risky driving events and unsafe driving behaviors; 2) Determine the effects of the intervention on increasing frequency and quality of parent- teen communication about safe driving practices; and 3) Determine the effects of the intervention on decreasing teen traffic violation recidivism.
Read about our Steering Teens Safe intervention.
See our Success Story: Keeping Teen Drivers Safe.
Read former UI IPRC Director Corinne Peek-Asa’s guest blog for the National Safety Council: Motivating Teens to be Safer Drivers.