Elk Grove, CA, January 2, 2018 – Insurance companies are now eligible to offer discounts to California customers age 55 or older that complete Lifelong Driver, a crash avoidance training program created by ADEPT Driver.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV) has approved Lifelong Driver as a Mature Driver Improvement Course, one of the driver training programs listed by the DMV as specifically developed for senior drivers. With this designation, insurance companies are authorized to provide discounts on auto insurance to mature driver customers, age 55 or older, who successfully complete Lifelong Driver.
“We applaud the CA DMV for including Lifelong Driver on their resource page for senior drivers,” said Dr. Richard Harkness, CEO of ADEPT Driver. “Lifelong Driver is a course for those serious about improving their crash avoidance skills. With Lifelong Driver, you’ll notice an immediate improvement in the way you drive, so you can maintain your freedom, independence and quality of life. And now, you will also notice a discount on insurance if you complete the program.”
Lifelong Driver is unique among the CA DMV’s approved Mature Driver offerings because it is science based and uses validated psychometric driving simulations to target and improve the five factors that cause over 95% of mature driver crashes: visual awareness, hazard detection, judging safe gaps, risk assessment, and making safe lane changes – all skills needed to avoid crashes. It is the only mature driver program that has been subjected to large scale evaluations that verify significant improvement in crash avoidance skills and behavior. ADEPT Driver’s technologies and training programs have been vetted by numerous insurance carriers for over two decades. ADEPT’s teenSMART program has been proven to reduce crash frequency by up to 30% and bodily injury by over 50%.
California drivers who complete Lifelong Driver will receive a CA DMV-approved “Mature Driver Improvement Course Certificate” from ADEPT Driver.
ADEPT Driver is a research and development company that creates proven crash avoidance training technology, including Lifelong Driver and teenSMART.
“Lifelong Driver keeps mature drivers on the road longer and more safely,” Dr. Harkness added. “Now with the inclusion of Lifelong Driver on the CA DMV’s Mature Driver Improvement Course list, you could save money on insurance premiums too.”