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Promoting Safe Driving in Teens with Plan My Ride: Training Young Drivers on Driving Essentials

2024-04-11T14:28:47+00:00

April 11, 2024, Durham, NC – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which provides an important opportunity to spread awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and strategies to prevent it. Distractions can come in various forms for drivers, including using a mobile device, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, or fidgeting with a navigation device or radio while driving. Distracted driving can significantly increase the chance of vehicle crashes as well as death or injury for drivers and passengers. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that approximately 3,000 people die in crashes involving distracted driving [...]

Promoting Safe Driving in Teens with Plan My Ride: Training Young Drivers on Driving Essentials2024-04-11T14:28:47+00:00

New Version of Plan My Ride Available Now

2024-03-15T16:39:30+00:00

March 13, 2024, Durham, NC – iRT is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Plan My Ride program. Plan My Ride is an interactive, multimedia, eLearning program developed with and for young drivers to teach safe driving skills to prevent distracted and impaired driving. Unlike other safe driving educational programs, Plan My Ride uses a science-backed and theory-driven approach to change behavior by teaching concrete, practical strategies to avoid impaired and distracted driving, and providing opportunities for young drivers to practice the skills learned in 360-degree virtual scenarios. The updated version of Plan My Ride contains [...]

New Version of Plan My Ride Available Now2024-03-15T16:39:30+00:00

iRT Research Scientist Presents on Innovative Solution to Preventing the Problem of Impaired Driving Among Young People

2024-02-22T19:29:00+00:00

February 22, 2024, Durham, NC – iRT Research Scientist Dr. Rebecca Stelter presented at SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day gathering last month to discuss the problem and prevention of substance use and impaired driving among youth. SAMHSA’s Prevention Day gathering is the largest annual, national event dedicated to advancing substance misuse prevention. Each year, substance use prevention professionals, researchers, and advocates gather to share current developments and discuss future research and innovations in substance misuse prevention. This year’s gathering took place in conjunction with CADCA’s National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, Maryland. Dr. Stelter led a session entitled Sober Lives, Safer Roads: [...]

iRT Research Scientist Presents on Innovative Solution to Preventing the Problem of Impaired Driving Among Young People2024-02-22T19:29:00+00:00

iRT Research Scientist to Present at SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day Gathering

2024-01-19T20:18:14+00:00

December 20, 2023, Durham, NC – iRT Research Scientist Dr. Rebecca Stelter will present at SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day gathering at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on January 29, 2024. SAMHSA’s Prevention Day is the largest annual, national event dedicated to advancing substance misuse prevention. The 20th annual Prevention Day will take place in conjunction with CADCA’s National Leadership Forum and will provide opportunities for substance use prevention professionals, researchers, and advocates to share current developments and discuss future research and innovations in substance misuse prevention. Dr. Stelter will lead a live session entitled Sober lives, [...]

iRT Research Scientist to Present at SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day Gathering2024-01-19T20:18:14+00:00

Plan My Ride Receives a LearnX Award for Best Accessibility

2023-12-20T18:43:38+00:00

December 20, 2023, Durham, NC – iRT is pleased to announce that it received the 2023 Diamond Award from LearnX® for Best Accessibility in the Best eLearning Design category for the Plan My Ride eLearning course. The annual, international LearnX® Awards program recognizes the most innovative projects and technology solutions of the year that drive and support learning and talent development. Projects that receive a LearnX® Award have been carefully assessed through a quality-driven process and are awarded for the value they bring to enterprises of various structures and sizes. The Plan My Ride course received a Diamond Award, the second [...]

Plan My Ride Receives a LearnX Award for Best Accessibility2023-12-20T18:43:38+00:00

iRT Releases New Plan My Ride Base Package with Innocorp, ltd.

2023-05-24T19:13:53+00:00

May 10, 2023, Durham, NC – iRT has released a new Base Package of Plan My Ride, currently being sold by our marketing partners Innocorp, ltd., to best meet the needs of our customers. Plan My Ride is an interactive eLearning program that can be delivered remotely or in conjunction with an in-person class, designed to help new drivers learn and practice skills to avoid distracted driving and drug- and alcohol-impaired driving. The program, designed for teens and young adults, goes beyond educating about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, by additionally teaching skills specific to how young people can avoid [...]

iRT Releases New Plan My Ride Base Package with Innocorp, ltd.2023-05-24T19:13:53+00:00

iRT Creates Virtual Reality Scenarios for Plan My Ride to Prevent Impaired and Distracted Driving

2023-02-23T20:50:48+00:00

January 31, 2023, Durham, NC – iRT is dedicated to developing high quality, evidence-based programs for children, teens, and families using emerging technologies. Drs. Rebecca Stelter and Allison Schmidt, research scientists at iRT, are integrating virtual reality (VR) technology into the online safe driving program, Plan My Ride, to provide teens with more immersive ways to learn strategies to prevent impaired and distracted driving. Stelter and Schmidt, Co-Principal Investigators for the Plan My Ride project, have utilized and investigated immersive technologies by attending the 2022 DevLearn Conference & Expo, developing 360-degree videos for safe driving programs, and studying literature regarding the [...]

iRT Creates Virtual Reality Scenarios for Plan My Ride to Prevent Impaired and Distracted Driving2023-02-23T20:50:48+00:00
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