Persuasive education for Distracted Driving

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Distracted Driving+2 More
Persuasive education - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The study team is proposing to conduct a randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of behavioral and financial incentives on phone use while driving and seat belt adherence. Each arm will receive a support text if their app is not collecting data. The behavioral engagement intervention includes persuasive education, mental contrasting with implementation intentions, customized habit tips, weekly feedback about participants' streaks, and encouraging SMS texts. The two financial incentive interventions add on weekly raffles or shared pots for participants with perfect streaks.

Eligible Conditions

  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving Behaviors
  • Impaired Driving

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Distracted Driving

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 105 days

105 days
Proportion of trips with seat belt use
Seconds of active (handheld) phone use per hour of driving

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Distracted Driving

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Shared pot incentive + behavioral engagement
1 of 3
Behavioral Engagement
1 of 3
Raffle incentive + behavioral engagement
1 of 3
Experimental Treatment

1000 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Persuasive education · No Placebo Group · N/A

Shared pot incentive + behavioral engagementExperimental Group · 7 Interventions: Persuasive education, Customized Habit Tips, WOOP (aka, mental contrasting with implementation intentions., Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan), WOOP (aka, mental contrasting with implementation intentions), Shared Pot Financial Incentive, Weekly SMS Support text, Weekly SMS Encouragement · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
Behavioral EngagementExperimental Group · 6 Interventions: Persuasive education, Customized Habit Tips, WOOP (aka, mental contrasting with implementation intentions., Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan), WOOP (aka, mental contrasting with implementation intentions), Weekly SMS Support text, Weekly SMS Encouragement · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
Raffle incentive + behavioral engagementExperimental Group · 7 Interventions: Persuasive education, Customized Habit Tips, WOOP (aka, mental contrasting with implementation intentions., Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan), WOOP (aka, mental contrasting with implementation intentions), Weekly SMS Support text, Raffle Financial Incentive, Weekly SMS Encouragement · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 105 days
Closest Location: University of Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA
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2011First Recorded Clinical Trial
3 TrialsResearching Distracted Driving
1048 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of PennsylvaniaLead Sponsor
1,796 Previous Clinical Trials
36,105,546 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Distracted Driving
1,730 Patients Enrolled for Distracted Driving
General Motors (GM)UNKNOWN
Mucio DelgadoPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Pennsylvania
1 Previous Clinical Trials
62 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Distracted Driving
62 Patients Enrolled for Distracted Driving

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 9 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a vehicle with OnStar.
You have an email address.\n
You have a smartphone with iOS 12 or later or Android OS 7 or later.
You are seated in a seat belt on the front seat of a vehicle.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.