ADEPT Driver has released a free app that calculates the risk of a collision resulting from teen driver choices.

Dubbed the Risk-O-lator, the app calculates how risks for teen drivers are increased and compounded by texting while driving, speeding, tailgating, driving at night or driving with other teens in the car. Adolescents can determine how taking multiple risks at the same time can increase their chances of being involved in a collision. By decreasing or avoiding these risks, young drivers can decrease their chance of an accident.

The Risk-O-lator is available via teenSMART, a driver safety and crash reduction program from ADEPT Driver that addresses the most common factors in crashes involving teen drivers: speed control, space management, risk perception, visual search and memory, hazard recognition, lifestyle issues and distracted driving. Many insurance companies offer discounts on insurance policies for young drivers who complete the teenSMART program. The Risk-O-lator app can be downloaded free of charge through the Google Play Store and is coming soon to the Apple App Store.

"We created the Risk-O-lator app to do the math on risky driving," said Dr. Richard Harkness, neurocognitive psychologist and CEO of ADEPT Driver. "Many teen drivers don't understand that doing things like texting, driving with other teens in the car, or tailgating can dramatically compound their driving risk. The Risk-O-lator shows drivers how their actions can multiply risk, so they can make the smartest, safest driving choices."

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