Virtual Driving Assessment: Preparing Teens to Drive Safely

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Teen using mobile driving simulator In partnership with NJM Insurance Group, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Primary Care is proud to offer simulated driving assessments for current CHOP Primary Care teen patients at select CHOP Primary Care locations.

This innovative assessment is powered by Ready-Assess™, a software that gauges a teen’s ability to drive safely and avoid crashes. Watch a video to learn more about this work to advance teen driver safety.

How it works

Teens who take the assessment will use a monitor, steering wheel and pedals to encounter a variety of on-road scenarios in a virtual setting, including situations most commonly associated with young driver crashes, such as following other vehicles, navigating curves, driving within posted speed limits and managing intersections.

At the end of the assessment, teens (and their families) receive personalized feedback on their crash-avoidance skills, as well as tips to improve, including links to videos created by CHOP experts to develop specific driving skills. Identifying areas of concern and providing tools to develop safer driving skills before teens drive independently is essential to reducing their crash risk. Through the Virtual Driving Assessment Program, CHOP and NJM Insurance Group are committed to preparing teens for safe driving.

Virtual driving test simulator Virtual driving testing is now available at CHOP’s Primary Care locations in Flourtown, Philadelphia Campus, Chadds Ford, West Grove, Cobbs CreekSomers PointMoorestown and SoudertonDoylestown and Newtown. Over the next three years, CHOP plans to expand this program to all CHOP Primary Care locations

Ask your pediatrician how to schedule your teen for a simulated driving assessment at your next visit.

Additional safe driving resources

Visit teendriversource.org for more helpful resources designed specifically for young drivers and their parents and caregivers. 

Information about state specific graduated licensing can be found here:

PA Specific Graduated Driver Licensing Brochure

NJ Specific Graduated Driver Licensing Brochure

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August 2022