Eagan teen drivers needed for U of M study

Eagan has been selected as a recruitment location for a teen driver study being conducted by the University of Minnesota 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 Eagan who currently have their driver’s permit, will receive their provisional driver’s license between Feb. 1 and April 30, 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 Samsung Galaxy S3 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 year-long study totaling $300. For more information, contact Nichole Morris at nlmorris@umn.edu or call (612) 624-4614.

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