Understanding Young Driver Behavior to Prevent Risk
February 11, 2014
About the Event
Teenagers and young adults are overrepresented in traffic-related crashes. Prevention programs such as the graduated driver licensing program are associated with risk reduction. Future reductions in risk and the development of more selective prevention approaches might come from research that is driven by the goal of better understanding young drivers' behavior.
This presentation highlighted some recent work focused on teenage passengers, alcohol, and biological markers. The efficacy of parental involvement and in-vehicle technology to reduce risk—including feedback technology to reduce g-force events and driving under the influence of alcohol—were also discussed.
About the Speaker
Marie Claude Ouimet is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. Her main research interest is injury prevention, especially in relation to alcohol impairment, young drivers, neurobiological markers of risk, and new technologies for driving risk assessment and prevention.