Toyota’s TeenDrive 365 Program Helps to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe
Driver distraction seems like it’s more of a problem these days than it was a generation ago. All those gadgets that seem to make everyday life easier for people in Manassas often create problems behind the wheel, especially young drivers. For over ten years, Toyota has been promoting TeenDrive365 as a way to educate teens on the basics of driving, as well as what to do about common distractions.
Toyota’s TeenDrive365 focuses on teen drivers with interactive videos and infographics, but a main component is getting the parents involved. Part of this is to get parents to see that their teen will imitate parental behavior. If you are talking on your cell phone when you drive, don’t be surprised to learn your teen is doing the same thing when they drive. Toyota wants parents to take a pledge to be the driver they want their teen to be.
TeenDrive365 helps parents on ways to educate their teen about driver safety. By promoting safe driving habits for Manassas teens, the hope is that these teens will be more careful while out among other drivers and pedestrians, as well as when alone on the road. The TeenDrive365 site’s videos illustrate many of these points, both with serious messaging and some humor.
Texting and driving is one of the most common types of distracted driving teens will encounter. However, it isn’t the only distraction. Others include:
- Changing the radio station, iPod, or iPhone
- Putting on makeup
- Talking to passengers
It only takes a second to lose control of the vehicle, which is why Toyota wants teens, parents, and educators to get involved in the Toyota TeenDrive365 program.
If you have a teen driver, please speak with them about the importance of safe driving, and practice what you preach.
If you are in the Manassas, Virginia area, and would like to learn more about the TeenDrive365 initiative, speak with the team at Miller Toyota today.