Teen Driving Assessments

Why is this important?

Teenagers have a higher risk of motor vehicle crashes than any other age group.

The virtual driving test aims to prevent crashes in this vulnerable group by providing teen patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) experience with handling dangerous driving scenarios in a safe, controlled environment. Offering the virtual driving simulator in a primary care setting captures the highest risk group of drivers in one place.

Our initiative

The driving test has been established at multiple CHOP primary care clinics to provide patients with innovative technology to improve crash outcomes. Upon completion of the virtual driving test, participants receive automated feedback on their driving, including actionable steps for improvement.

What we learned

The virtual driving test has proven to be feasible and reliable to implement in a primary care office. Most teens found the driving simulator easy to use and realistic, while all parents and teens felt the driving feedback was helpful and would recommend the experience to others. We are now implementing the virtual driving test across the Care Network.