Westat is recruiting teens and their parents or guardians to help test teen driver support systems for vehicles. The driver support system can detect whether or not a passenger is present, seat belt use, speeding, driving behavior, cell phone use, etc. and provide feedback to the driver. This study involves installing data recording equipment and a driver support system in the teen’s car for 4 weeks. If you have a teenager who has been a licensed driver for at least 6 months, contact us at 1-888-880-1024. Teen participants will receive $200 if they complete the study and their parent will receive $50.
It is mandatory that all teens have permission from their parents/guardians and for this reason we ask that the parent or guardian contact us by phone at 1-888-880-1024 or by email to see if you and your teen are eligible to participate. Please include “Safe Teen Car” in the subject line and your name and a phone number where you can be reached during the day.