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    Authors' response to letter from David Huff

    Dear Editor:

    David Huff[1] either didn’t read our article carefully or didn’t comprehend it. Besides mischaracterizing us as “experts at crash tests” (we are behavioural scientists, while engineers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety direct crash testing), Huff misstates what we say, claiming we are “at a loss” as to how to improve driver education and want it eliminated from high schools.

    What...

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    I thought we were on the same team?

    Dear Editor,

    Why is IIHS such a staunch critic of driver education programs? To suggest driver education is a way to "crash proof" novice drivers is just silly. Driver education provides students with tangible skills that set the foundation for the acquisition of mature driving skills and judgement. Driver education at its best is a team effort involving schools, communities, students, and families.

    W...

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    A rebuttal to sceptics of teen driver education

    Dear Editor,

    Why do some research professionals continue to hold positions that result in avoiding a serious overhaul of, and investment into, educating new drivers? Education-testing young drivers warrants as much attention and investment as crash-testing new vehicles! Exploring how to teach and motivate teen drivers will result in knowledge that is likely more valuable to society and traffic safety than expl...

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    Evidence Based?

    Dear Editor,

    survivethedrive.org “Your Best Behind the Wheel”

    An open letter to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

    Please, don’t train and evaluate my surgeon, airline pilot or electrician as well as we prepare our nation’s youthful drivers.

    Studies showing little or no “crash reduction” b...

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