Connecticut — Targeted Issue

Partners in Safety: An Intervention to Encourage Parents to Implement Graduated Driver Licensing Guidelines

Oct. 1, 1998 - Sept. 30, 2000

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Project Overview
With graduated driver licensing (GDL), young drivers progress to a regular driver's license by first obtaining a learner's permit and then completing a provisional or restricted licensing period, giving parents the means to control the driving of their adolescent children. The goals of this project are to (1) target the parents of soon-to-be licensed drivers to encourage them to establish their own form of graduated driver licensing; (2) reduce the likelihood that adolescents will be involved in a motor vehicle crash; (3) document the negotiation between parents and adolescents over driving contracts, including how the contract is modified over time and how effective the contract is in promoting safety-related behaviors.
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Main Contact
Award Amount


Name Role(s) Phone Email
Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH
  • Principal Investigator


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
New teen drivers and their parents: What they know and What they expect Research Paper/Publication American Journal of Health Behavior 2004