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Parent-Teen Intervention May Reduce Teen Driving Risk

Press release, Friday, November 8, 2002

An National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) program that teaches parents how to set limits on their teens' driving greatly reduces the teens' chances of risky driving behavior that could lead to accidents, according to a recent study by researchers at NICHD. Risky driving behavior includes unsupervised driving at night, having other teens as passengers, and driving on high-speed roads. The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biomedical research arm of the federal government. NIH is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.