ADEPT Driver Announces Sponsorship of New California State PTA Member Perk During National Teen Driver Safety Week

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ELK GROVE, CA--Oct. 21, 2013: ADEPT Driver, a California company that develops proven crash reduction programs, observed National Teen Driver Safety Week by launching its sponsorship of a new California State PTA Member Perk, which will offer discounts on teenSMART to California State PTA members. In recognition of the critical role parents and guardians play in teaching teens how to become safe drivers, "It Takes Two: Shared Expectations for Teens and Parents for Driving," is the theme of this year's National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 20 – 26.

"Improving teen driver safety and reducing distracted driving is a policy priority for the California State PTA," said Colleen A. R. You, President of the California State PTA. "Parent and guardian support is critical to helping teens become safe and skilled drivers. ADEPT Driver's sponsorship support and participation in the California State PTA Member Perks program helps reinforce this message. The discount on teenSMART now offered to California State PTA members is a benefit that can help increase teen driver safety."

ADEPT Driver offers teenSMART, a proven crash reduction program for teen drivers, to California State PTA members at a deeply discounted price though the PTA's Member Perks program.

"Parents are critical partners in teaching young people how to drive safely," said Dr. Richard Harkness, CEO of ADEPT Driver. "We applaud the California State PTA's policy focus on parent involvement in driving instruction and reducing distracted driving. We are proud to support their mission by providing discounts on teenSMART to California State PTA members through our sponsorship of this new California State PTA Member Perk."

Teen drivers have the highest percentage of auto crashes of any drivers. teenSMART specifically addresses the leading causes of teen driver car crashes using realistic and challenging computer-based driving simulations that improve driver skills and help teens avoid risk when they are driving. Teens complete teenSMART on their home computer at their own pace in combination with parent-teen activities and driving exercises.

teenSMART is the most tested and evaluated driver crash reduction program available, and has been clinically proven to reduce teen driver crashes by up to 30%. Teens that complete the program have fewer traffic citations, fewer accidents and fewer deductible payouts. Many leading insurance companies offer discounts for teenSMART completion due to the program's proven crash reduction.

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