teen driving safety

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: injury prevention experts warn of hazards for teens

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the message is clear — keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. “Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of trauma admission to our hospital,” said Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Manager at Children’s Hospital.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt targets teen driver safety

Be in the Zone teen driving safety campaign helps raise awareness of dangerous practices

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is helping promote awareness among teen drivers about the negative consequences of distracted driving and rewarding the hard work of a team of high school students determined to make an impact.

Motor vehicle deaths increase despite fewer cars on the road during COVID-19

Despite a decrease in the volume of cars on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driving patterns and behaviors were riskier, leading to an increase in accident-related fatalities since April 2020.

Christy Horner, director of VUMC’s Driver Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program, instructs patient Brittany Rogers during Rogers’ biweekly driver training session.

Driver training opens doors for teens with disabilities

Learning to drive can be scary for teens and parents. But for the families of teens with developmental and physical disabilities, learning whether they have the potential to drive can be just as unnerving.

From left are Purnima Unni, MPH, Allstate’s Andrea Richard, Vivian Mink and Allison May, Harold Lovvorn III, MD, and Eppiphanie Benton.

Allstate grant bolsters Children’s Hospital teen driver safety efforts

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt kicked off its yearlong campaign to empower teens to “Be in the Zone — Turn off Your Phone” during the first of three hospital-focused seminars.

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