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NEW STUDY RESULTS SUGGEST WAYS PARENTS CAN KEEP TEENS SAFE ON THE ROAD

Study Shows Teens More Likely to Stay Safe if Parents Set Clear Rules and Limit Teens' Access to Keys

Two new studies, conducted by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm and published today in Pediatrics, find a link between teen driver crashes, and the way families communicate and approach rules about safety. The study found teens are half as likely to crash and far less likely to drink and drive, use a cell phone, or speed if their parents set clear rules, pay attention to where they're going and who they'll be with. The study also determined it's important that parents do this in a supportive way. In addition, the research found teens who reported being the main driver of a car were twice as likely to be involved in a crash, compared with teens who said they shared a car with other family members.

Go to www.chop.edu/youngdrivers or www.statefarm.com/teendriving for tip sheets and resources.

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NEWS: Results of a New Study by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Show there's Something Parents can do to Cut their Teens' Risk of Crashing in Half.

FORMAT: News Package with Extra Soundbites and B-roll

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Video, contact information and more available at: http://www.prnewswire.com/broadcast/39669/press.html


    SOUNDBITES:
    * Laurette Stiles, Vice President Strategic Resources, State Farm
    * Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, study co-author and adolescent medicine
      specialist, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    * Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD, study co-author and scientific director
      of The Young Driver Research Initiative at The Children's Hospital of
      Philadelphia
    * Parents/Teenagers MOS

    B-ROLL INCLUDES:
    * teenagers driving
    * teenagers driving with parents
    * parents talking to teens about driving
    * teens texting while driving

VIDEO PROVIDED BY: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

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SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

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