An Evaluation of a Web-based Intervention Program for Parents and Teens to Promote Safe Driving
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01498575|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 23, 2011
Results First Posted : March 17, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 17, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Novice Teen Driver Training||Behavioral: Teen driving plan||Not Applicable|
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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||1024 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||An Evaluation of a Web-based Intervention Program for Parents and Teens to Promote Safe Driving|
|Study Start Date :||December 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2013|
Experimental: Teen Driving Plan
Access to web-based driving intervention
Behavioral: Teen driving plan
Web-based intervention designed to facilitate parent supervised practice driving with novice teen driver.
No Intervention: Usual practice
Use of typical supervised practice driving resources
- Late Driving Performance in On-road Assessment (ODA) Test [ Time Frame: 24 weeks after enrollment ]The primary outcome was driving performance as measured by the teens completion of the standardized and validated ODA 24 weeks after enrollment. Certified professional driving evaluators blinded to randomization status terminated the ODA if they determined that the teen could not safely complete it. Criteria for termination included: (1) a driver action or inaction requiring evaluator intervention to prevent a collision; (2) a driving task requiring assistance from the evaluator to be performed safely; (3) violation of a traffic law; (4) evasive action needed by another vehicle or a pedestrian to avoid a collision; or (5) a subjective assessment by the evaluator that the teenager could not continue safely. We examined the teens ability to complete the ODA as measured by the number of terminations.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01498575
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Principal Investigator:||Dennis R Durbin, MD, MSCE||Chidlren's Hospital of Philadelphia|