Teen drivers have the highest collision rate of any age group. In fact, drivers 16 to 18 years of age are 400% more likely to die in a car crash than drivers between 25 and 35 years old. And yet the majority of traffic-safety programs designed for young people focus solely on passing the driver’s test, not reducing collisions. ADEPT Driver changed all that. Our first product, teenSMART, was the first comprehensive program to identify and address the major reasons teens get into crashes...and to make them safer, more skilled drivers.
Our team of doctors, behavioral scientists, traffic-safety experts and insurance industry leaders have identified six critical driving and social factors that contribute to more than 90% of all teen collisions. These factors are:
- VISUAL SEARCH
- HAZARD DETECTION
- SPEED ADJUSTMENT
- SPACE MANAGEMENT
- RISK PERCEPTION
- LIFESTYLE ISSUES
teenSMART combines science and technology to address the key factors that cause teen crashes, all in an engaging, entertaining way teens can relate to. The complete teenSMART program consists of a teenSMART Certification License, Program Software DVD, Student Workbook, Parent Guide and Parent-Teen Activity Video DVD. The core components of the program are:
Computer-Based Driving Tutorials (CBTs)
The CBTs provide hands-on, in-depth practice. Teens are asked to demonstrate specific driving skills and are given immediate, interactive feedback on their laptop or home computer.
These activities include lively and informative videos, workbook exercises and in-car driving sessions conducted under parental supervision—where teens can apply what they’ve learned from their CBTs to real-world driving situations.
Teens prove their knowledge and understanding of the teenSMART curriculum. They receive an ADEPT Driver certification once they pass the test.
teenSMART is the most tested and evaluated driver crash-reduction program ever developed.
- teenSMART has been proven to reduce collisions and injuries by 25% to 40%
- Teens who complete the teenSMART program have fewer traffic citations, fewer accidents and fewer deductible payouts
- teenSMART helps to meet state-mandated graduated licensing requirements
No other teen driver safety program is as effective—and widely recommended— as teenSMART.