ADEPT Driver Urges Safety and Awareness During 100 Deadly Days for Teen Drivers


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Highest Incidence of Fatal Car Crashes Involving Teen Drivers between Memorial and Labor Days

ELK GROVE, CA--May 24, 2013: ADEPT Driver, a California company that develops proven crash reduction programs, including the award-winning teenSMART program, encourages teen drivers to make driver safety a priority this summer.

"More teen drivers are involved in fatal auto accidents during the summer months than any other time of the year," said Dr. Richard Harkness, CEO of ADEPT Driver. "Let's make 2013 the year that we reverse these sad statistics. All drivers, and particularly teen drivers, need to put away smart phones and other distractions when they get behind the wheel. Teen drivers can also use our teenSMART program to learn how to improve their driving skills and reduce crash risk. teenSMART can also put more money in your pocket this summer because leading insurance companies offer substantial discounts for completing the program."  

ADEPT created teenSMART, a computer-based, crash avoidance program for teen drivers, to address the six areas research shows lead to the largest number of teen crashes: visual search, hazard detection, speed adjustment, space management, risk perception and lifestyle issues. teenSMART gives teens and their parents tools to help them develop safe driving skills.

Because of teenSMART's proven effectiveness at reducing crashes, the National Safety Council has established a new partnership with ADEPT to offer the program, and a number of leading insurance companies offer significant auto insurance discounts for teens that complete teenSMART. 

"Graduation season and the kick-off of summer is a perfect time to give a teen you love the gift of safe driving, and for teen drivers to practice crash avoidance skills," said Dr. Harkness. "Don't let the teen driver in your life become a statistic during the '100 deadly days.' teenSMART is a practical, affordable resource that is proven to reduce crashes. We want teen drivers to be safe on the road this summer and every day."

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