NIH research shows risk factors for teen driversí high crash rates – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have found that newly licensed teenagers are more likely than older drivers to engage in risky driving behavior.
Simons-Morton: This actually confirms findings from other studies.
Narrator: Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton explains a recent study is unique because of its use of technology.
Simons-Morton: The instrumentation included cameras, so we would know what’s happening inside and outside of the vehicle. GPS, so we know where they are going and we could assess speed. And accelerometers which allowed us to measure gravitational force events which is changes is acceleration.
Narrator: For more information on the study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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