Chevy Employs New Technology to Keep Young Drivers Safe

The automaker says its 2016 Malibu features a "teen driver" system that will help parents reduce some of the deadliest factors in crashes involving young drivers.
2:01 | 09/12/15

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Handing a teenager the keys to your car can be nerve-racking even if you do have confidence in their driving ability. This morning Sara has a look at new high-tech ways to make sure they don't get into an accident. Sara, this is really an intriguing story. You can't always be there to tell them to slow down or buckle up. Although you want to think they do the right thing, sometimes it's better when they are being watched. As teenagers are getting in the driver's seat an heading back to school, parents are trying anything and everything to prevent this from happening to their child. Distracted teen drivers. Texting, chatting, and changing the tunes. In 2013, drivers under 20 making up the majority of the more than 3,000 killed in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted driving. Hi. How are you? Good. Moms like chevrolet engineer Mary Anne bead are helping to alter those statistics. Creating the 2016 malibu's teen driver system which helps mom and dad put the brakes on two of the deadliest factors in teen crashes. Speed something a factor in one in three fatal teen crashes. Wow. Seat belts are so important for all drivers and teens especially. Reporter: A preset speed limbs sets off an in-car warning and radio cutoff to make sure kids can't blast music without buckling up. Buckle your seat belt and mutes. Reporter: To keep track of all the good, and bad, and downright behavior it sends this report card covering driving distance, close calls and speed. Sometimes it helps when someone is watching. That's exactly what it is. Now, teen driver is being released by the end of the year in chevy malibus but hoping to do a wider release. No extra koshgs it's just safety. I was Reading an article about the teen brain, part - what!

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