West Bend cares about keeping teen drivers safe. That's why we offer our policyholders many resources to help their teens learn and incorporate safe driving techniques.
Two teen driving programs are available to our policyholders at a discounted price. We’ve partnered with Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin to offer in-vehicle driving programs where participants experience common emergency situations while in a safe, controlled, off-street environment. Drivers practice collision avoidance techniques that include emergency lane changes, braking, skid control, and a variety of other fundamental car control drills.
We also partnered with ADEPT to offer teenSMART, a computer based program that includes video learning segments, realistic driving simulations, and parent-teen, in-car driving activities.
To learn more about these programs, click the appropriate link below.
That’s not all! West Bend also provides annual premium discounts to those Home and Highway policyholders whose teen drivers complete one or both of these safety programs!
We hope you’ll take advantage of our other resources ...
Download and discuss the Teen Driving Contract. This valuable agreement between teen drivers and parents helps set expectations for those who are new behind the wheel.
The IIHS provides important information in our Beginning Teen Drivers brochure.
On our blog, West Bend Cares, we share a multitude of safety tips, not only for your new driver, but for family and pets, too!
Getting a license is an important milestone for teens and parents alike. After many hours of practice, most teens enjoy their newfound freedom. Crashes, however, are the number-one cause of death among teens. Per mile driven, the crash rate for teens is four times higher than an adult.
Distracted driving is not the only factor that can lead to injury or death for new teen drivers. Teens are inexperienced drivers who tend to engage is risky behavior. High rates of speed can cause vehicle dynamics to change significantly. If your teen is a passenger and in an uncomfortable situation, encourage them to speak up. It can be the difference between life and death. Speed kills!