1University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, USA2American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, USA3Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, USA4Childrens' Medical Associates Inc, Aiea, HI, USA5University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA6Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA
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Addressing teen driver crashes, this study adapted an effective CheckpointsTM program for parents of teen drivers for dissemination by primary care practitioners (PCPs) and the web; distributed the PCP/web program through pediatric practices; and examined dissemination to/implementation by parents. The website, youngDRIVERparenting.org, and brief intervention protocol were developed. PCPs delivered interventions and materials to parents, referred them to the website, and completed follow-up surveys. Google Analytics assessed parents' website use. Most PCPs reported delivering interventions with fidelity, and thought the program important and feasible. Brief interventions/website referrals, averaging 4.4 minutes, were delivered to 3465 (87%) of 3990 eligible parents by 133 PCPs over an 18-week average. Website visits (1453) were made by 42% of parents, who spent on average 3:53 minutes viewing 4.2 topics. This program costs little (its website, training and promotional materials are available) and could be one component of a comprehensive approach to reducing teen driver crashes.