Elk Grove, CA, August 29, 2018 – Car crashes continue to be the leading cause of fatalities and injuries for teen drivers. New drivers are faced with many challenges and distractions, both inside and outside the car. With this in mind, ADEPT Driver announced today that it has partnered with The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., a national property and casualty insurance carrier, to offer its teenSMART® crash reduction training to The Hanover insureds with new drivers.
teenSMART uses scientific methodology to create measurable driving behavior change when teens complete the interactive, computer-based course. This research-based program was created to help improve driving behavior and reduce crash risk for new drivers. As part of its partnership with ADEPT Driver, The Hanover will offer teenSMART at no cost to its customers, in addition to providing a discount on insurance for new drivers who complete the teenSMART program.
“We chose to offer teenSMART to our policyholders because ADEPT Driver is very clearly at the leading edge of affecting driver behavioral change,” said Dan Halsey, president of personal lines at The Hanover. “Many of our existing account customers have teen drivers or children approaching driving age, so it was important for us to offer a solution to ensure new drivers get off to a safe start. Our network of independent agents is also very active in driver safety programs at the local level, so this partnership made sense as a complementary service to offer.”
“We are thrilled to partner with The Hanover, whom we see as an innovative leader among national insurance carriers,” said Dr. Richard Harkness, CEO and Founder of ADEPT Driver. “We share The Hanover’s commitment to the welfare of their insureds and their desire to provide their independent agents with the best possible tools to meet the needs of their customers.”
About The Hanover
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. is the holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies, which together constitute one of the largest insurance businesses in the United States. The company provides exceptional insurance solutions in a dynamic world. The Hanover distributes its products through a select group of independent agents and brokers. Together with its agents, The Hanover offers standard and specialized insurance protection for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as for homes, automobiles, and other personal items. Through its international member company, Chaucer, The Hanover also underwrites business at Lloyd’s of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including marine, property and energy. For more information, please visit hanover.com.
About ADEPT Driver
ADEPT Driver is a research and development company that creates proven crash avoidance training technology, including teenSMART and Lifelong Driver®. 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%. teenSMART has been approved for premium discounts by departments of insurance in 49 states.