According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “Young people have the highest rates of traffic death and injury per capita among all age groups and the highest death rate per kilometre driven among all drivers under 75 years of age.” Whether this is because of lack of experience, the desire to impress, or because of mistakes made under the influence, Chevrolet is working to make their vehicles safer for young drivers.
The new Chevrolet Malibu 2016 will soon include a teen driver mode. This mode can be easily customized by parents, such as to sound an alarm when a pre-set speed is surpassed. If the limit is ever passed, parents will be able to see where this happened and by how much. Other safety features are automatically turned on when the vehicle is running, such as the blind zone assist, front and rear park assist, forward collision braking, and stability control.
With the new teen driver mode, parents can now feel safe letting their children drive. However, while this is a teaching tool, it should not be used to observe your child’s every move. This is a transitional period in every young person’s life where they have to make their own choices and develop their own driving habits. The mistakes that your teens make will help them learn how to improve as drivers; the teen driver mode acts to make the entire experience safer.
Are you interested in learning more about the Chevrolet Malibu? Toronto residents can call us at 1 (877) 893-0990 for more information.