Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council today announced it
has partnered with ADEPT Driver to
offer the teenSMART program. teenSMART is a computer-based, crash avoidance program for teen drivers that focuses
on 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.
all teenagers will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high
school,” said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety
Council. “The teenSMART program, grounded in research, provides teens and their
parents with tools to help them develop safe driving skills, which are critical
to the safety of teen drivers and those who share the roads with them.”
teenSMART program gives teen drivers structured driving practice through
realistic computer simulations and brings parents and teens together for behind-the-wheel
driving practice. Teens need driving experience to become safe drivers and
parents must understand how to best help their teens practice. The teenSMART
program provides some of that necessary experience and builds understanding in
a manner proven to reduce teen crashes.
teenSMART will complement current NSC safe driving programs
for parents and teens including the Council’s Alive
at 25 classroom program. teenSMART will be available for purchase
through driveitHOME.org, which is
another signature parent-teen driving initiative of NSC.
drivers that complete the teenSMART program have significantly fewer and less
severe crashes,” said Dr. Richard Harkness, CEO of ADEPT Driver. “Because
teenSMART is proven to reduce teen driver crashes, several leading insurance
companies offer substantial insurance discounts for completing the program.
Through this partnership with NSC we hope many more young drivers will use the
teenSMART program to improve their safe driving skills and increase roadway
About ADEPT Driver
Advanced Drivers Education Products and Training, Inc. (ADEPT) assembled a world-class team of
renowned doctors and behavioral scientists, insurance industry leaders and
traffic-safety experts to develop teenSMART. The teenSMART program is the most
evaluated and validated teen driver crash reduction program available today. It
is internationally recognized for measurably improving teen driver skills and
reducing teen driver crashes.
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is
to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and
communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and
advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government
agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most
impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug
overdoses and Safe Communities.