What is Teen Safety Technology?
Your child will reach plenty of milestones in the beginning stages of their life, like walking, talking, making their first friend, and graduating from high school. Before you know it, they’ll be sitting behind the wheel of a car, which is arguably the most frightening part of parenting. The combination of a new driver plus all of the hazards they can run into on the road cause many parents to worry. Now parents can relax thanks to Teen Driver Technology from Chevrolet.
Many new Chevrolet models come with Teen Driver Technology, which helps coach your new driver even when you’re not in the car with them. Most importantly, it will help teach your teen the safe driving skills they need and give you peace of mind no matter where they drive. Continue reading to learn more about teen safety technology from Mike Anderson Chevrolet, serving the Chicagoland area.
Teen Driver Technology
Whether you’re worried about your child’s driving confidence or their ability to stay focused, you can rely on Teen Driving Technology to assist them in a number of ways.
- The audio is muted until your teen’s seatbelt is buckled.
- With the in-vehicle report card, you can see your teen’s driving habits that will help them learn from any mistakes or bad patterns.
- Set a preselected speed before your teen hits the road so you can check whether or not they exceeded your limit.
- Speed limiter restricts the maximum speed vehicle to 85 MPH.
- You can also set an audio limit to help your teen focus on the road ahead.
- The in-vehicle report card will inform you of the distance your teen has driven so you can identify their whereabouts.
- Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Warning, and Front Automatic braking are all excellent tools for new, inexperienced drivers.
Safe Driving Habits
Did you know that only 55 percent of high school students wear seatbelts when riding with someone else, or that teens are more likely than older drivers to speed? It’s also true that 93 percent of teen drivers play loud, distracting music behind the wheel. We all know how exciting of a time it is to drive independently for the first time, but it’s still incredibly important for your teen to practice safe driving no matter where they go.
Here are some safe driving habits your teen should incorporate to stay safe on Chicagoland area roads.
- Be aware of your surroundings: Not all drivers are as cautious as you’d like them to be, so keep your eyes out for erratic behavior from the cars around you, and keep your distance if their driving makes you uncomfortable.
- Put the cell phone down: Whether or not cell phone use while driving is legally permitted in your state, we absolutely insist that you leave your cell phone in your bag or pocket. To resist temptation, stick your mobile device in the backseat while you’re on the road.
- Always use turn signals: Because other drivers cannot predict your next move, always make use of your turn signals when changing lanes or turning.
- Check your blind spots: Before you merge into the next lane, check your blind spot, even if using the Side Blind Zone Alert, to safely switch lanes.
- Be cautious during bad weather: If it has started to snow or rain during your drive, don’t panic. Reduce your speed and give yourself extra time and space to brake.
- Don’t tailgate: While fender-benders are a very common type of collision, they can be easily avoided by keeping your distance between the cars in front of you.
Why Mike Anderson Chevrolet?
Our Chevrolet dealership in the Chicagoland area has a number of vehicles equipped with Teen Driver Technology, like the Chevy Malibu, Chevy Cruze, Chevy Colorado, and Chevy Suburban. We also have excellent new vehicle offers and incentives to help you get a great deal on a Teen Driver Technology-equipped model for the whole family to take advantage of. Explore our new vehicle inventory to see which models we have available.