Inj Prev 12:i1-i3 doi:10.1136/ip.2006.012765
  • The science of safe driving among adolescents

Competent independent driving as an archetypal task of adolescence

  1. F K Winston1,2,
  2. T M Senserrick2
  1. 1The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA
  2. 2Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics and Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 F K Winston
 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, 3535 TraumaLink 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; flaura{at}


    Supplement Editor, Dr Flaura K Winston, and Co-Editor, Dr Teresa Senserrick, introduce 10 papers covering the current science of safe driving among adolescents from the varied viewpoints of an international panel of experts. This Expert Panel, convened by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (formerly TraumaLink) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies®, working jointly on the Youthful Driver Research Initiative, represents a wide range of expertise, thereby providing a broad understanding of driving, adolescence, and adolescent driving.

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