Teen Drivers Head Back To School With Safety In Mind

September 2nd, 2021 by

No more virtual classrooms! It is now back into the physical classroom!

This school year will be different across the Carolinas, as students are now returning to classrooms. Chevrolet assisted in conducting a survey of 1,000 parents of school-aged children to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic had affected the driving skills of teen drivers.

The survey found that 68 percent of parents indicated that they are concerned for their teen drivers returning to school. Their apprehension was rooted to the fact that these parents drove 56 percent less during the pandemic. Over time, basic driving skills of licensed drivers can be forgotten. This may lead to careless driving and, furthermore, potential incidents on our roads.

This survey also concluded that over three-quarters of parents are driving more defensively because more people are returning back on the road. The report also found that 78 percent of parents surveyed also expressed worry when their teen drivers would encounter other motorists who seem to be more unsafe than before the pandemic.

This is just a snapshot of this very illuminating report. However, Chevrolet has a solution to deal with the return of drivers back on the roads. In particular, teen drivers returning back to school.

Chevrolet has always been on the forefront in terms of vehicle and driver safety. In vehicles, such as the upcoming 2022 Traverse, you will find these following technologies to keep you and your teen drivers safe behind the wheel:

  • Chevy Safety Assist, standard on all trims, includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert and IntelliBeam automatic high beam control.
  • Teen Driver, a technology that, when active, helps parents coach their new drivers – even when the teens are alone in the vehicle. It allows parents to set a speed alert, a volume limit and more. And, with the industry’s first and only in-vehicle report card, it’s easy to track a teen’s driving performance.
  • Buckle To Drive, a safety technology that, when active, can prevent the driver from shifting the vehicle out of park if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled for up to 20 seconds. This feature is designed to help remind all drivers to buckle up before driving.
  • Stay connected to teen drivers with new Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection capability. Additionally, when activated, OnStar Automatic Crash Response can connect drivers to an Emergency-Certified Advisor who can contact help even if they can’t ask for it.

If you and your teen driver want the confidence that Chevrolet can give you as your children return to school, contact us at Dieffenbach GM Superstore to order your new 2022 Traverse today. We can also discuss other models that provide you with these technologies that are available today!

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