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How can we accelerate teen driver expertise?

Creating a training module to speed up teen driver learning

Teen drivers have a higher rate of car crashes than any other age group. Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths. These high crash rates take many months, to years, before they approach the lower crash rates of mature drivers. Much of this is attributed to the time it takes to develop “expertise.” Westat is creating a training module designed to speed up how quickly teen drivers develop the expertise that enables drivers to rapidly recognize and respond to dangerous situations.

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