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Driving exposure by driver age in Michigan
Background: This study compared driving exposure betweentwo high-crash-risk groups (16-17 and 18-24-yearolds), with a low-crash-risk group (35-64-year-olds). In addition, patterns of association between driving exposure measures and demographic and driving behavior variables were examined. Methods...
Problem driving behavior and psychosocial maturation in young adulthood
This study examined the association between psychosocial maturation and problem driving behavior in young adulthood. Psychosocial maturation is the process of adopting adult roles, attitudes and behaviors and completing developmental tasks associated with becoming an adult. Past research has...
The effect on teenage risky driving of feedback from a safety monitoring system: A randomized controlled trial.
Teenage risky driving may be due to teenagers not knowing what is risky, preferring risk, or the lack of consequences. Elevated gravitational-force (g-force) events, caused mainly by hard braking and sharp turns, provide a valid measure of risky driving and are the target of interventions using...
Emergency department-based brief intervention to reduce risky driving and hazardous/harmful drinking in young adults: A randomized controlled trial.
Background: Risky driving and hazardous drinking are associated with signi�cant human and economic costs. Brief interventions for more than one risky behavior have the potential to reduce healthcompromising behaviors in populations with multiple risk-taking behaviors such as young adults....
Potential distractions and unsafe driving behaviors among drivers of 1- to 12-year-old children
Driver distraction has been identified as a threat to individual drivers and public health. Motor vehicle collisions remain a leading cause of death for children, yet little is known about distractions among drivers of children. This study sought to characterize potential distractions among drivers...
The impact of Michigan's text messaging restriction on motor vehicle crashes
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of Michigan's universal text messaging restriction (effective July 2010) across different age groups of drivers and crash severities. Methods: Changes in monthly crash rates and crash trends per 10,000 licensed drivers aged 16, 17, 18, 19...