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Title:Alive at 25: Analysis for ND Teens
Publication Date:Apr 2011
Type:Issue Brief

Abstract

Teen driver safety is a priority area for the NDDOT TSO in programming annual activities. In recent years, the National Safety Council Alive at 25 training has been supported as an asset in this area. The goal here was to use existing data sources to assess the efficacy of the Alive at 25 program in improving teen driver safety. Logit modeling, used to analyze a convenience sample of 260 teen driver records, shows the training has a positive effect in reduced crash involvement for teens that completed the course. The Alive at 25 training had no significant effect on likelihood a teen would be ticketed for a moving violation. Findings are not generalizable to the state's teen population due to the sample available for the study. In addition, the limited number of crash events does limit model robustness. Results do, however, provide evidence that the program improves teen driver skills with regard to crash avoidance. These results may be made more robust by future analysis that includes a larger sample of teen driver records and a safety outcome collection period
that is expanded from six months to 1-to-2 years.

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