Having a teen driver can be one of the most nerve wracking times in a parent’s life. New technology has created a myriad of new distractions that plague already inexperienced teen drivers. Now a technology has been created to give parents a little more piece of mind. The creator of MyKey wanted to find a way for parents to virtually be in the car with their teens, “like they're sitting in the passenger seat coaching them along," he said. MyKey lets parents configure one key as the teens. When the car is started with MyKey, top speed can be limited to 80 mph, and chimes can be set to sound at 45 mph, 55 mph and 65 mph.
Seat belt use is another important factor in preventing teen car accident injuries and it is encouraged in two ways: If the driver and passenger don't put on their belts, a chime sounds until they do. Possibly more important to teens: The audio system won't turn on until the front two passengers are buckled up.
Although this new technology is sure to help prevent teen accidents our Virginia (VA) personal injury attorneys will continue to participate in a nationwide program called "End Distracted Driving." Our attorneys have given presentations to area students that included videos of families and friends who suffered the death of loved ones in a variety of distracted driving circumstances. Our firm agreed to make these types of presentations because we understand just how dangerous distracted driving can be. Some of our clients are victims who suffered serious injuries in accidents caused by distracted drivers. We have witnessed, firsthand, the devastation that can occur from a distracted driving accident.