Translation to Primary Care of an Effective Teen Safe Driving Program for Parents

Jean T. Shope, Jennifer S. Zakrajsek, Stacia Finch, C. Raymond Bingham, Joseph O'Neil, Stephen Yano, Richard Wasserman, Bruce Simons-Morton

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Addressing teen driver crashes, this study adapted an effective CheckpointsTM program for parents of teen drivers for dissemination by primary care practitioners (PCPs) and the web; distributed the PCP/web program through pediatric practices; and examined dissemination to/implementation by parents. The website,, and brief intervention protocol were developed. PCPs delivered interventions and materials to parents, referred them to the website, and completed follow-up surveys. Google Analytics assessed parents' website use. Most PCPs reported delivering interventions with fidelity, and thought the program important and feasible. Brief interventions/website referrals, averaging 4.4 minutes, were delivered to 3465 (87%) of 3990 eligible parents by 133 PCPs over an 18-week average. Website visits (1453) were made by 42% of parents, who spent on average 3:53 minutes viewing 4.2 topics. This program costs little (its website, training and promotional materials are available) and could be one component of a comprehensive approach to reducing teen driver crashes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1026-1035
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • Checkpoints program
  • Graduated Driver Licensing
  • adolescent risk taking
  • brief intervention study
  • parents
  • primary care
  • teen driving
  • traffic accidents
  • translation of evidence-based injury prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Shope, J. T., Zakrajsek, J. S., Finch, S., Bingham, C. R., O'Neil, J., Yano, S., Wasserman, R., & Simons-Morton, B. (2016). Translation to Primary Care of an Effective Teen Safe Driving Program for Parents. Clinical Pediatrics, 55(11), 1026-1035.