How to Keep Teens Safe Behind the Wheel

Kim Orlando, a Verizon spokesperson and founder of TravelingMom, is live in Times Square to unveil a new tool to help with teen driving safety.
2:13 | 06/09/16

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Now to peace of mind for any parent with a teenage driver. Those that have teenage driver, your child could be facing serious risks when they get behind the wheel and we're in the peak time of year when they're most likely to get in an accident. Summertime and in the three months between memorial day and labor day more teens are behind the wheel leaving parptdzs worried. 16-year-olds to 19-year-olds are three types more likely to get into a crash compared to drivers over 20. And they're also often distracted while driving. For these young inexperienced drivers summer can be very dangerous with more tines driving at night and possibly speeding and for young people driving with other teen passengers, the fatal crash rate goes up by 44%. But new tools can help parents track how safely their teens are driving even without being in the passenger seat. Such eye awakening info. Now I'm here with Kim Orlando, right in the car here, verizon spokesperson founder of traveling mom and there is a new tool that will help with safety of teen drivers. You're a mom. You know all about this. Mom of teens. It's a product that makes your car smarter and more connected. Super easy to install. I don't normally like to install things at home but I watched the video. Two minutes. Downloadeded app and plugged in the reader and, boom, I was totally set up for it. It gives me access to services like vehicle diagnostics and maintenance, I mean, mechanic hot line so you speak with a mechanic. Roadside assistance and for a mom of teens driving, I might want to set up speed alerts and -- You can see how fast they're going. I can see if they're speeding. When my daughter says you're so overboro tech tiff, no, you were speeding. I have it right here. You have a big surprise for us. I do have a surprise. Come on out. We have a special promotion today through August 31st for families with new teen drivers get a credit for the equipment. A credit for the activation, credit for the first three months of service and you can get that information at verizon wireless stores and everyone here is taking that deal home

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