January.22.2016

New Car Features Protect Teen Drivers

teaching teens to drive

Do you want to know if your teen is driving over the speed limit? Chevrolet offers parents a teen driver report card dubbed “Teen Driver”. The new system tracks distance, speed, and can even control the radio. Parents program their child’s key fob so the car knows when and what information to track.

Features designed for teen drivers

  • Sets ABS braking and avoidance braking
  • Set a maximum speed limit and the car warns teens if they surpass the set speed
  • Limit car music volume
  • Music turns off if the driver’s seatbelt is unbuckled

According to the British Columbia Automobile Association, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for BC teens. Drivers in the novice stage of the Graduated Licensing program (GLP) are over-represented in crashes. They are almost 45% more likely to be involved in a crash than experienced drivers.

Teen drivers usually crash because they are inexperienced and unskilled in driving. Chevrolet says its new technology could give parents of new drivers the ability to supervise and teach their teens before they form bad driving habits.

For more information

  • Car Companies Add New Features to Protect Drivers from Distracted Drivers, CBS New York
  • Chevy Malibu Reports Back to Parents on Teens’ Driving, CNN
  • Road Safety Resources, BCAA

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