Illinois Partnership for Safety (IPS) Webinar - Teen Drivers: Why are They at Risk and What Can We Do to Lower Their Risk?

Illinois Partnership for Safety (IPS) Webinar

Teen Drivers: Why are They at Risk and What Can We Do to Lower Their Risk?

October 28, 2020

10am

Purpose:

  • Learn about risks for teen drivers, in addition to shared risk and protective factors.
  • Gain an understanding of the current recreational marijuana law and risks to drivers.
  • Receive an overview of what parents need to know about the Illinois Graduated Driver’s Law.

Featured presenters/programs:

  • Dale O. Ritzel, Ph.D., FAASE, Professor Emeritus, Public Health, Director Emeritus, Safety Center, School of Human Sciences, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    • Marijuana and Teenage Driving Risks in Illinois - A review of the current recreational law in Illinois is presented.  The general risks to drivers with a specific emphasis on teenage drivers (with some focus on brain development) will be highlighted.
  • Nancy B. Kyrouac MPH, CPSTI, Director, ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Program, SIU Medicine, Family & Community Medicine
    • Illinois Graduated Driver’s License Laws: What Parents Need to know - An overview of a new program for parents on the Graduated Driver’s License Laws for Parents.

Other information

  • Registration is not required.  At the time of the webinar, go to https://illinois.webex.com/meet/IVPP to join the webinar. (A meeting invitation will be sent to IPS members).
  • Questions or comments - contact Jennifer Martin, Injury and Violence Prevention Project Manager, Illinois Department of Public Health, Jennifer.L.Martin@illinois.gov or 217-558-4081

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