Chevy’s Teen Driver Helps Parents Keep Kids Safe
Studies have shown that teenage brains are not fully developed. With that in mind, can we really blame them for exercising poor judgement? At Apple Chevrolet, we certainly can attest to the fact that teens don’t always make the best decisions when it comes to driving. We see evidence of this in our own children, but also, we were teens once too. Even though we can make light of our previous errors in judgement, the subject of safety and teen drivers is one Chevrolet takes seriously.
Chevrolet understands the statistics as well as the concerns of parents of these drivers, which is why they have developed technology that will help parents monitor the driving patterns of their teens. Starting with the 2016 Chevy Malibu, this system, aptly titled Teen Driver, will provide information to parents about the speed their kids observe and the distances they travel. By providing a driver report card, this system enables parents to recognize and correct bad driving habits. The report includes information on the number of times the vehicle engaged safety controls such as antilock brakes and it allows parents to set speed limits and to control the volume of the radio which could distract young drivers. The set speed limit does not prevent teens from exceeding it, but it does trigger an alert that may make them think twice.
While not every parent (or their kids) will be on board with this level of supervision and control, it does provide parents with the option to help steer young people to safe and responsible driving choices. This not only keeps them safe but contributes to the overall safety of the road for everyone.
If you have any questions about the new Teen Driver system, or you are interested in any great new Chevy car, truck, or van, stop in and see us today. We are located at 8585 West 159th Street in Tinley Park, IL.