Welcome to the Way to Safety Study!

       Thank you for your interest in the Way to Safety Study.

              This study is now closed to new enrollment.


        For information on open studies like this please contact us

               at 215-590-1495 or .  



Help prevent cell phone related accidents!

   Nearly half of U.S. high school students admit to texting or checking their phone while driving despite 97% of them admitting it’s dangerous.  If this sounds like you and your teen, and you both are interested in reducing the temptation to use cell phones while driving while earning money, this is the study for you.

   The University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are teaming up to learn how to use technology to decrease cell phone use while driving in teens through the Way to Safety Study.

   Your teen will be compensated for their time by participating in this 10 week Way to Safety study and will help us learn ways that could improve the use and acceptance of in-vehicle cell phone blocking devices.

   In order for your teen to participate in the Way to Safety Study they must:

  1. Is a high school student (age 16 or 17 at start of the study)

  2. Holds a valid driver’s license

  3. Lives in parent/guardian’s home

  4. Primarily drives one car

  5. Drives an average of 4 times per week

  6. Has their own iPhone 4S or newer or Android 4.3 or newer smartphone with data plan

  7. Admits to texting while driving at least once in the last month

  8. Do not already use a smartphone app or hardware device to limit cellphone use while driving

   Use of in-vehicle DriveID device, completion of online surveys, and parents to consent to teens participation is required during this program. All information collected is confidential and will not be shared outside of the study. 

Parents/Guardians: You can register a username and password here to consent for your teen to participate in this trial. Once you consent they will be eligible to complete the enrollment process. If you have any questions contact us at the following: 215-590-1495 or email .

To continue, please create an account by clicking 'create a new account' or 'sign in' on the left side of the screen. We will ask for your name, phone number, mailing address, and email address. Your information will be kept confidential and used only for the purpose of conducting this research study.

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