OT Receives Funding to Develop a Teen Distracted Driving Education Program

Teen Distract Driving Ed. ProgramThe Teen Distracted Driving Education Program is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Transportation Highway Safety (DD-18-04-01/G0Q23: Cahill & Classen), the UF Department of Occupational Therapy, and the UF Transportation Institute. The group’s goal is to develop a computer-based education program with the purpose of reducing distracted driving amongst teenagers in Florida. The project grants $180K and runs from October 2017-September 2018.

The group members are: Dr. Sherrilene Classen (Chair of the Occupational Therapy Department), W. Parker Hinson (Doctoral Candidate), Jane Morgan-Daniel (Assistant University Librarian, Health Science Center Libraries), Matthew Muller (Research Coordinator, Transportation Institute) and Nithin Agarwal (Transportation Safety Center).

(left to right: Jane Morgan-Daniel, W. Parker Hinson, and Dr. Sherrilene Classen)