Safe Driver Training App for Parents of Teens

AutoCoach is a Free Teen Driver Training App for Parents

In partnership with the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety and CapTech, Shepherd Center created the AutoCoach mobile app for parents to teach their teens to drive safely. Certified driver rehabilitation specialists developed the content for parents to teach teens how to drive safely. The AutoCoach 2.0 version of the app includes specialized instruction for parents of teens with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Studies show parents who model, monitor and enforce safe driving practices help protect against teenage injuries and fatalities from car crashes. The AutoCoach app helps parents model safe driving behaviors for their teens. Download the app for free from the Apple App and Google Play stores.

     Google play store AutoCoach                                 Apple app store AutoCoach

The AutoCoach app helps parents and guardians:

  • Effectively teach your teen to drive with specialized instruction
  • Monitor your teen’s supervised driving time
  • Reduce risky driving behaviors easily passed on to your teen
  • Keeps you safely involved in teaching your teen to drive

Frequently Asked Questions

The Need for a Safe Teen Driver Training App

Between 2013 and 2015, Georgia experienced the highest licensed-driver fatality rate in 16- and 17-year-olds among all victims of motor vehicle crashes. In fact, teens between 16 and 19 years old are three times more likely to die in a car crash compared to older, more experienced drivers. And the leading cause of death for teenagers is car crashes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that six young adults die in a car crash every day in the United States.

These factors contribute to car-related injuries and accidents by teens:

  • Driving inexperience: Teens tend to lack skills and experience to drive effectively.
  • Parental control: After a teen obtains a license, parental control significantly decreases.
  • Parental compliance: Inability to enforce all the safe driving rules because of lack of knowledge.

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