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Teen Brain and Driving Instruction
Two for one special! We have two topics in this webinar.

First: What Can Teen Brain Development Tell Us About Their Risk on the Road?

Presenter William E. Van Tassel, Ph.D.
Length 60 minutes

Description The implications of the latest research on teen brain development for training new drivers will be discussed, as well as how different parts of the brain develop at different rates, and how this affects the quality and speed of teens’ decision-making. How the teen brain responds to reward and “overlearning” will also be addressed, and the effects of peer influence on the brain and judgment will be explored.


Second: Advanced Vehicle Technologies: How do Drivers Change Their Behavior Behind the Wheel?

Presenter William E. Van Tassel, Ph.D.
Length 30 minutes

The most current vehicle safety and convenience technologies will be reviewed, as well as the latest research on how drivers change their behavior when using vehicle technologies, and how the degradation of vehicle sensors affects the ability for vehicle technologies to perform their role effectively. The need for drivers to develop lifelong habits related to utilizing vehicle technologies safely and effectively will be addressed.

Apr 16, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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