An Evaluation of a Web-based Intervention Program for Parents and Teens to Promote Safe Driving

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
State Farm Insurance Co.
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
GFK Knowledge Networks
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01498575
First received: December 20, 2011
Last updated: July 12, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

December 20, 2011
July 12, 2013
December 2011
December 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Early driving performance in on-road assessment test [ Time Frame: 3 months after enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The first drive will be scheduled as soon after subjects have completed 12 +/- 2 weeks of practice. The subjects will use a beginner or "early" route for their first on-road driving assessment (ODA). The early route reflects the amount of time the subjects have been practicing. It does not include driving elements that are more suitable for a more experienced driver.
Same as current
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  • Late driving performance in on-road assessment test [ Time Frame: 6 months after enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The second drive will be scheduled as soon after subjects have completed 24 +/- 2 weeks of driving practice. This drive is considered the "late" route, which includes more advanced driving environments.
  • Number of participants who pass the Pennsylvania (PA) Junior licensure test [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months after enrollment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The investigators will ascertain whether subjects passed the PA Junior Licensure Exam on their first attempt.
Same as current
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An Evaluation of a Web-based Intervention Program for Parents and Teens to Promote Safe Driving
An Evaluation of a Web-based Intervention Program for Parents and Teens to Promote Safe Driving

The long-term goal of this research is to increase safe driving among novice teen drivers by increasing the quantity, quality and diversity of driving practice while accompanied by an adult. In order to achieve the long term goal of the study, the investigators have developed a web-based intervention program known as Teen Driving Plan (TDP) intended to support high quality driving practice.

Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death among teens in the United States. Teen drivers (ages 16 to 19) are four times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than adult drivers (ages 25 to 69). Inexperience is a fundamental factor in the high crash rate for novice teens. Safe and skilled driving is a complex task that involves behaviors (e.g., skills and actions) that vary and become increasingly challenging with increasing speed, unsafe road conditions and other hazards of the driving environment. Because teens are at their lowest lifetime risk of crashing when accompanied by an adult, adult-supervised practice provides a safe way for teens to gain needed experience under a variety of driving conditions. Unfortunately, few teens receive sufficient quantity, quality and diversity of adult-supervised practice prior to licensure.

The objective of the proposed research is to compare how the driving training process and the results of that training process differ between a group of young learning permit holders in families that have access to TDP (the intervention group) from the training process and the results of that process in an otherwise similar group of teens in families with no TDP access (the control group). The investigators hypothesize that teens given access to TDP will demonstrate greater competence and safety in a standardized on-road driving assessment than teens with no TDP access.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Novice Teen Driver Training
Behavioral: Teen driving plan
Web-based intervention designed to facilitate parent supervised practice driving with novice teen driver.
  • Experimental: Teen Driving Plan
    Access to web-based driving intervention
    Intervention: Behavioral: Teen driving plan
  • No Intervention: Usual practice
    Use of typical supervised practice driving resources
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
1100
December 2013
December 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Teen 16 or 17 years of age who holds a PA learner permit, or plans to obtain a learner permit in < 1 month.
  • Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of a teen with his or her learner permit.
  • Internet connection at home and other technical requirements to launch web program if needed.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking.
  • Teen has practiced more than 5 hours behind the wheel or has taken more than 5 practice drives with a supervising adult prior to enrollment.
  • Teen has received formal behind-the-wheel driver education instruction prior to enrollment with a certified driving instructor at a professional driver education company or in his/her school.
  • Pregnant female teen subjects.
  • Teen requires handicapped placard or license plate in order to drive.
Both
16 Years to 17 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01498575
11-008203
No
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • State Farm Insurance Co.
  • Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
  • GFK Knowledge Networks
Principal Investigator: Dennis R Durbin, MD, MSCE Chidlren's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
July 2013

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