Available on many new GMC vehicles, Teen Driver technology can be a useful tool for helping impart safe habits upon young drivers in your family. In fact, families with teens reaching legal driving age may find the new Teen Driver feature a useful tool for helping to impart safe habits upon new drivers. Experience plays a big part in safely operating a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, young drivers lack it — and the result is telling.
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As a defensive driver, you can avoid crashes and help lower your risk behind the wheel. Some drivers speed aggressively. Others wander into another lane because they aren't paying attention. Drivers may follow too closely, make sudden turns without signaling, or weave in and out of traffic. Aggressive drivers are known road hazards, causing one third of all traffic crashes. You can't control the actions of other drivers.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U. Six teens ages 16 to 19 die every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. Fortunately, teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. The percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since , but more can be done.
The online driver education course is designed to present 30 hours of instructional material, the state required minimum. The course is broken into manageable, easy to digest lessons, and the system remembers your progress if you sign out. Work through the program at your own pace-as quickly or slowly as you'd like.