Peer passengers: how do they affect teen crashes?

  title={Peer passengers: how do they affect teen crashes?},
  author={Allison Elizabeth Curry and Jessica Hafetz Mirman and Michael J. Kallan and Flaura K. Winston and Dennis R. Durbin},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={50 6},
PURPOSE The specific mechanisms by which peer passengers increase teen drivers' crash risk are not completely understood. We aimed to provide insight on the two primary hypothesized mechanisms, distraction and promotion of risk-taking behavior, for male and female teen drivers and further for select driver-passenger gender combinations. METHODS From the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (2005-2007), we analyzed a nationally representative sample of 677 drivers aged 16-18 years… CONTINUE READING

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