ADEPT Driver Takes Proven Crash Reduction Programs on Road

teenSMART® and Lifelong Driver® Improve Driver Safety and Crash Avoidance

Sep 28, 2012, 21:40 ET from ADEPT Driver

ELK GROVE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEPT Driver, a California company that develops driver safety programs that are proven to reduce crashes, will participate in a series of key safety conferences this fall.


"Safe driving is an important public health issue, which is why ADEPT used a scientific approach to identify the leading causes of car crashes for teen drivers and drivers over 55," said Dr. Richard Harkness, CEO of ADEPT Driver. "Our teenSMART and Lifelong Driver programs specifically address the causes of crashes through the use of realistic and challenging computer-based driving simulations. These proven crash reduction programs improve drivers' skills and help teens and mature drivers recognize and avoid risk when they are driving. We are excited to share teenSMART and Lifelong Driver with other safety experts."


Active Over 50 Expo This conference is for people who want information on how to live a healthier, longer and more active lifestyle. Lifelong Driver will be featured at this event.


Saturday, September 29


Santa Clara Convention Center, Hall D

5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA


Occupational Therapy Association of California's 2012 Conference

Lifelong Driver will be featured at this event.


Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6


Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California

300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA


AAA/CAA Insurance Conference

Lifelong Driver and teenSMART will be featured at this event.


Monday, October 15


Westin Beach Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The need for driver safety programs such as teenSMART and Lifelong Driver is great.  Traffic accident rates for 16- to 19-year old drivers are higher than those for any other age group, and are the number one killer of teens. Collision rates per miles driven among drivers age 70 and over are second only to teen drivers. 

Teen drivers complete the teenSMART crash reduction program on their home computer at their own pace in combination with parent-teen activities that incorporate videos, workbook exercises, and driving exercises. teenSMART has been clinically proven to reduce teen driver crashes by up to 30%. Teens that complete the program have fewer traffic citations, fewer and less severe accidents, and fewer deductible payouts. Due to its proven crash reduction, the California Department of Insurance has authorized insurance companies to offer a discount of up to 20% for teen drivers who complete the teenSMART program. A number of leading insurance companies offer this discount on teenSMART drivers' policies, including Allstate, AAA, and Liberty Mutual.

Lifelong Driver is a program that uses real-life driving situations to improve driving skills most critical for mature drivers, allowing them to remain safely in the driver's seat longer and maintain their lifestyle and independence. The easy-to-use program includes a combination of computer based training, including point-of-view driving simulations, interactive video segments, at-home activities, and optional in-car exercises.

For more information about teenSMART or Lifelong Driver or to schedule an interview with the CEO of ADEPT Driver please contact Hilary McLean at 916-441-2917 or

Contact: Hilary McLean
Phone: 916-441-2917