U of M seeks teens for driving study

Elk River and surrounding areas have been selected as recruitment locations for a teen driver study being conducted by the University of Minnesota.

The purpose of the project is to understand how technology may be used to improve teen driver safety and to enhance parental involvement with their teens during the learning phase of driving.

The university seeks to recruit 20 teen drivers from the Elk River area who will receive their provisional driver’s license between Jan. 15 and April 15, 2013, are age 16 at that time, and are able to begin the study within one month of their licensure start date.

As part of the study, teens will receive a free smartphone and monthly data, text and talk service plan for one year. Additionally, teens will receive a monthly $25 incentive at the end of the study totalling $300. For more information, contact Nichole Morris at nlmorris@umn.edu or call 612-624-4614.

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