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The driver-ZED CD, from the AAA, is a great way to help your son or daughter avoid injury or death on the road.
November 23, 2004
-- You've seen the twisted wreckage on the local news. You've read the
tragic headlines in the papers. But did you know that vehicle crashes
are the leading cause of teen fatalities in the U.S.? In fact, most
years they are responsible for more teen deaths than suicide and
and guardians can do something about this problem -- and give their
teenagers a great gift at the same time. driver-ZED ("Zero Errors
Driving") is an innovative, high-interest CD-ROM that helps teens
become safer drivers.
Developed by the non-profit AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, driver-ZED takes teens where driving manuals, books and videos can't -- into an interactive experience that puts them in the virtual driver's seat. From this realistic vantage point, teens navigate through more than 80 live-action highway, city and country scenarios. They learn how to handle a wide range of potential risks, from a child chasing a ball into the street to aggressive drivers who tailgate.
"Our research shows that poor risk management is a factor in a high percentage of crashes involving teen drivers," says Peter Kissinger, AAAFTS president and CEO. "So we developed driver-ZED to help young people improve their ability to identify and avoid potential risks in the driving environment."
Since 1947, AAAFTS has funded over a hundred research projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes and ways to prevent them. The organization has also created dozens of educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. So it's not surprising that driver-ZED features tips on important topics every young driver should know about, including zero tolerance laws and night driving. Teens will even learn how to use anti-lock brakes properly.
"It would take most novice drivers several years to acquire the array of experiences this product offers," says J. Fairley Washington, AAAFTS communications director. "Best of all, teens can improve their decision- making skills from the safety of their own homes, where mistakes lead to a lower score, not lost lives."
is Windows-ready and a breeze to install on most PCs. It's also very
affordable compared to other computer-based driving programs that can
cost up to three times as much. In addition, school boards, community
organizations and other groups interested in purchasing large quantities
will be eligible for discounts.
most shoot 'em up computer games are priced well over $50 and fail to
offer a single long-term benefit, we think is driver-ZED is a fantastic
idea for holiday gift givers," says Kissinger. "And parents
can rest assured that driver-ZED's realistic graphics and engaging
challenges will draw rave reviews from even the most discerning
driver-ZED is priced at $12.95 and is available for purchase through the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's web site at http://www.aaafoundation.org/ or by calling 800-305-SAFE.
Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety