Virtual Driving Assessment: Preparing Teens to Drive Safely

Virtual Assessment Site In partnership with NJM Insurance Group, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Primary Care Network is proud to offer simulated driving assessments for current CHOP Primary Care teen patients at select CHOP Primary Care Network locations.

The Virtual Driving Assessment utilizes the Ready-Assess™ platform developed by Diagnostic Driving, Inc., an AI-driven virtual driving assessment that provides the driver with the insights and tools to improve. 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. Teens do NOT need to have their permit or license already to take the assessment.

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 Assessment Site Virtual driving testing is now available at CHOP’s Primary Care locations in Broomall​, Cape May​, Chadds Ford​, Chestnut Hill, CHOP Campus, Cobbs Creek​, Doylestown​, Flourtown​, Gibbsboro​, Haverford, Highpoint​, Kennett Square​, Media​, Moorestown​, Newtown​, Norristown, Paoli​, Roxborough, Salem Road​, Smithville​, Somer's Point​, Souderton​, South Philly​, Springfield​, West Chester​, West Grove and West Philadelphia (Karabots). ​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 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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