Preventing Motor Vehicle Crashes Among Young Drivers: Evaluation of the Checkpoints Program Presented by the American Automobile Association
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00920049|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2017
- Automobile crash risks are highest right after licensure and decline rapidly for about 6 months and then gradually for years, regardless of the amount of supervised practice driving or age at licensure. The only approaches to this problem that have demonstrated effectiveness are Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) and parental management.
- The Checkpoints Program consists of persuasive messages and materials designed to increase adoption of the Checkpoints Parent-Teen Driving Agreement and to improve parents' ability to set limits on higher-risk driving privileges for novice drivers. Researchers are interested in determining whether expanding the Checkpoints Program to an online version (instead of through the mail) can help improve parent limit-setting in connection with the program.
- To determine the feasibility and effectiveness of conducting an online version of the Checkpoints Program through American Automobile Association (AAA) clubs.
- To test rates of parental intervention and limit-setting after participation in the Checkpoints Program.
- Parents whose teenage children are enrolled in AAA-affiliated driving schools.
- Parents with children at the permit stage of driver's education will be recruited through AAA clubs and will be asked to visit a designated Web site to sign up for the program.
- Parents will provide consent and complete the baseline survey, and will be assigned to random groups to test different versions of the Checkpoints Program (the intervention or a control group Web site).
- The intervention program will contain videos, regular e-mails, and newsletters on setting parental limits and information on specific teen driving risks. The control program will provide information on various topics related to the licensing procedure and safe driving, but no specific information on teen driving risks.
- A follow-up assessment will be conducted 1 month after the teenager receives his or her license.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Injury||Behavioral: Persuasion||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||830 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Preventing Motor Vehicle Crashes Among Young Drivers: Evaluation of the AAA Checkpoints Program|
|Study Start Date :||June 5, 2009|
|Primary Completion Date :||March 29, 2012|
|Study Completion Date :||March 29, 2012|
- Improvements in risky driving and crash risk
- Adoption of parent-teen driving agreement and adherence to graduated driver licensing policy
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00920049
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 9000 Rockville|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Germaine M Louis, M.D.||Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)|