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Despite a growing body of research and targeted remediation, teenage and novice drivers continue to be six to nine times more likely to die in a crash than they are when they are just a few years older. The World Health Organization reports that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death globally among 15 to 19 year olds. In light of these crash statistics, understanding the teen driver problem remains of paramount public health importance around the world.
The Handbook of Teen and Novice Drivers: Research, Practice, Policy, and Directions provides critical knowledge for a broad range of potential readers, including students, teachers, researchers in academics, industry and the federal government, public policy makers at all levels, insurance companies and automobile manufacturers, driving instructors, and parents and their teens.
I. Introduction. Overview. For Parents & Teens. For Driving Instructors. II. Epidemiological Differences. Age & Experience. Novice Driver Crash Patterns. III. Skill Differences. Tactical Hazard Perception. Strategic Hazard Anticipation. Attention Maintenance. Vehicle Control. Speeding/Risk Taking/Mitigation. Developmental Perspective. Social and Emotional Factors. Distraction. THC and Alcohol. Attention Deficit Disorder. Fatigue. Training and Education. Parents and Teens. Feedback Technologies. Licensing and GDL. Passenger and Cell Phone Restrictions. Insurance, Law Enforcement. Developed Nations. Developing Nations. Simulation. Naturalistic/On-road. Eye Movements. Hazard Perception.