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Teen Drivers

Program Information

Driving is an exciting part of becoming an independent and maturing individual.  With our simulator programs, we recognize that excitement and we aim to make your driving experience one that gives you freedom, while also providing you the most effective way to navigate the innumerable situations you may encounter in your driving lifetime.

Our simulators provide an environment of safety that allows our teen drivers to make the mistakes we all make when we first begin to drive. Driving conditions change with each module in order to reinforce learning in the simulator's dynamic scenarios. 

SOME THINGS YOU WILL LEARN ON SIMULATOR

  • Critical decision-making lessons on distracted driving with One Simple Decision lesson module

  • Pedestrian behaviors that may affect your response time

  • Always looking to the left and to the right before making your decision to go 

  • Parallel parking  

  • Driving in different weather conditions

  • Intersection hazards

  • ... and numerous lessons that help you practice and improve your driving skills

REAL TIME FEEDBACK ON MODULE PERFORMANCE

  • The Driving Experience simulator program provides teen drivers real time feedback on performance  

  • A "life bar" across the top of the screen tracks the driver's performance and deducted points for module failures

  • After the completion of a module, the program will identify each infraction for which points were deducted 

TRACKING PROGRESS​

  • Drivers will set up a login passcode to begin the simulator program 

  • Whenever the driver returns to the simulator session, he/she will be able to resume the lessons from a previous session

  • Drivers are able to see comprehensive scores for the sessions and areas that require additional time and attention in order to improve their skills

  • Parents may login to the sessions and monitor their driver's performance

  • The feedback loop is essential and critical for our teen driver's in that it visually provides them a snapshot of their efforts, performance, and mastery

Know The Facts

  • Over 74,000 young people die or are injured each year by not wearing seatbelts

  • In their first year of driving 1 in 5 16-year-old drivers has an accident

  • Attitude is one of the most important factors in safe driving

  • Two-thirds of teen passenger deaths are in vehicles driven by other teenagers

  • Over one-third of teen fatal crashes are speed related

  • According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, a 16-year-old is 20 times more likely to be killed in a crash than an adult

  • The risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night, for every mile driven

  • Practicing in all weather conditions is the only preparation for severe weather driving

  • One-third of all crashes are at intersections

  • Underage drinking and drug use is illegal

 

 

 

EIGHT DANGER ZONES FOR TEENS BEHIND THE WHEEL Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. Make sure your young driver is aware of the leading causes of teen crashes, and put rules in place to help your teen stay safe.

 

#1: DRIVER INEXPERIENCE. Most crashes happen during the first year a teen has a license. Provide at least 30 to 50 hours of supervised driving practice over at least six months. Make sure to practice on a variety of roads, at different times of day, and in varied weather and traffic conditions. This will help your teen gain the skills he or she needs to be safe.

 

#2: DRIVING WITH TEEN PASSENGERS. Crash risk goes up when teens drive with other teens in the car. Follow your state’s teen driving law for passenger restrictions. If your state doesn’t have such a rule, limit the number of teen passengers your teen can have to zero or one. Keep this rule for at least the first six months.

 

#3: NIGHTTIME DRIVING. For all ages, fatal crashes are more likely to occur at night; but the risk is higher for teens. Make sure your teen is off the road by 9 or 10 p.m. for at least the first six months of licensed driving.

 

#4: NOT USING SEAT BELTS. The simplest way to prevent car crash deaths is to buckle up. Require your teen to wear a seat belt on every trip. This simple step can reduce your teen’s risk of dying or being badly injured in a crash by about half.

 

#5: DISTRACTED DRIVING. Distractions increase your teen’s risk of being in a crash. Don’t allow activities that may take your teen’s attention away from driving, such as talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, or playing with the radio.

 

#6: DROWSY DRIVING. Young drivers are at high risk for drowsy driving, which causes thousands of crashes every year. Teens are most tired and at risk when driving in the early morning or late at night. Be sure your teen is well rested before he or she gets behind the wheel.

 

#7: RECKLESS DRIVING. Research shows that teens lack the experience, judgment, and maturity to assess risky situations. Help your teen avoid the following unsafe behaviors. Speeding: Make sure your teen knows to follow the speed limit and adjust speed to road conditions. Tailgating: Remind your teen to maintain enough space behind the vehicle ahead to avoid a crash in case of a sudden stop.

 

#8: IMPAIRED DRIVING. Even one drink will impair your teen’s driving ability and increase their risk of a crash. Be a good role model: never drink and drive, and reinforce this message with your teen.

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