Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Parents Rank Teen Driving #1 on List of Parental Worries

In a recent study done by Chevrolet, parents ranked driving without adult supervision #1 on the list of what parents of teens worry about most. Other options on the list included academic performance, drug and alcohol use, sexual activity and problems with friends.

Chevrolet introduced the Teen Driver Technology in 10 of the 2017 Chevrolet models to help ease parents worries about teenage driving. The ten 2017 models with available Teen Driver Technology include the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Camaro, Colorado, Cruze, Malibu, Silverado, Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe and Volt.

Chevy Malibu

The technology includes a vehicle report card that shows parents how your child performed behind the wheel. This allows parents the opportunity to coach teens on what areas need improvement. The report shows the following:

  • Distance driven
  • Maximum speed reached
  • Overspeed warnings issued
  • Stability control events
  • Antilock braking events
  • Traction control activations
  • Wide-open throttle events
  • Forward Collision Alerts, if equipped
  • Forward Collision Braking events, if equipped
  • Tailgating Alerts, if equipped

  • The Teen Driver Technology restricts the maximum vehicle speed to 85 miles per hour. Parents can also set up custom audible and visual warnings that alert the teen if the vehicle is traveling over a pre-selected speed. To encourage teens to wear their seat belts when in the front seats, the radio/audio is muted until teens are buckled up. Parents can also set an audio limit so that teens are focusing on the road instead of being distracted by loud music.

    For more info on Teen Driver Technology, visit


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