TEEN DRIVER TECHNOLOGY
A useful tool for helping impart safe habits upon young drivers in your family
WHY TEEN DRIVER?
Experience plays a big part in safely operating a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, young drivers lack it – and the result is telling. According to the Center for Disease Control, drivers between the age of 16-19 are more at risk of being involved with a motor vehicle crash. Teen drivers in that same age group are also nearly three times more likely than drivers over the age of 20 to be in a fatal collision
WHAT IS TEEN DRIVER?
The Teen Driver technology, which is standard equipment on most of the GMC lineup, is a feature that helps guide teens to develop safe driving habits. Teen Driver allows GMC owners to program the equipped vehicle key fob to activate the system. The system is designed to encourage good driving habits while behind the wheel, along with providing feedback on their driving performance through an industry-first report card.
Once activated, a vehicle operated with a Teen Driver key fob can limit certain vehicle features and prevent certain safety systems from being switched off. Additionally, an in-vehicle report card can provide details into distance driven, maximum speed, number of over speed warnings, and other driving events, providing parents with useful information for coaching their new driver.
WHAT CAN TEEN DRIVER DO?
Operating a vehicle with a key fob that has been registered with Teen Driver ensures the following parameters:
A message in the Driver Information Center, alerting that Teen Driver is active
Audio system muted when driver or front passenger safety belts are unfastened
Report Card data accumulates with each trip
Parents can use a custom PIN to enable additional features, including:
Speed warning, programmable between 65 and 120 km/h
Audio volume limit
Speed limiter (135 km/h, if equipped)