Effects of parental vigilant care and feedback on novice driver risk

Yaara Shimshoni, Haneen Farah, Tsippy Lotan, Einat Grimberg, Oren Dritter, Oren Musicant, Tomer Toledo, Haim Omer

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Vigilant care aims at reducing adolescent risk behaviors while matching parental involvement to the level of alarm signs. This study examined the effect of parent training in vigilant care and technological feedback on driving risk of novice male drivers. A sample of 217 Israeli families was divided into four conditions: a) no-feedback, b) individual feedback, c) family feedback, and d) family feedback plus parent training in vigilant care. Feedback and risk assessment were conducted through in-vehicle data recorders. A significant difference was found in favor of the vigilant care group compared to the no feedback group. When only the drivers in the high risk percentiles were considered, the vigilant care group was found superior to the family feedback group. The findings suggest that parental training in vigilant care may help reduce driving risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-80
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Adolescence
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Driving feedback
  • Novice drivers
  • Parent training
  • Parental knowledge
  • Parental monitoring
  • Vigilant care


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