Introducing InGear™ Brain training for new drivers
InGear is a new online training program designed to improve driving awareness and focus of teen drivers between the ages of 15-19. AAA Texas works hard to provide resources and solutions necessary to help prepare your teen to be an improved driver. That’s why we’ve partnered with Posit Science®, a leading provider of brain fitness programs, to offer you InGear.
The three InGear computer exercises aim to:
- Enhance visual skills
- Improve attention and response time
- Decrease distracted driving
This scientifically-based brain fitness program aims to strengthen the cognitive skills essential for improved driving through multiple training sessions, which we hope will reduce the risk of a crash.
Your teen will need to complete three training exercises online (no download required). Here’s a brief overview of the exercises:
- Andromedus X–Keep track of moving objects in the center of your vision while staying alert to potential hazards on the periphery
- Hazard Highway–Make rapid decisions as an object approaches at various speeds, while staying alert to common road hazards
- Hey Rube!–Rapidly move your eyes around a scene while challenging your visual memory
Eligibility and cost:
- Insured members with teen drivers (ages 15-19) who are also insured through AAA Texas are eligible for InGear at no additional cost.
- Participating teens will receive a $100 gift card1 upon successful completion of the InGear program. The average participant requires 8-10 hours to complete the program (in 20-minute sessions)
Step 1 (Parents):
- Register for InGear online on Posit Science’s website
- Enter all membership and policy-related information for you and your teen
- Create a login and password
- You will have complete access to InGear training, and the ability to monitor and coach your teen's progress
Step 2 (Teens):
- Receive an email invitation to InGear after your parent completes their registration
- Click on the invitation link, create a password, and start training
Participate and assist AAA Texas
By participating in this teen driving program, you will help AAA Texas measure the effectiveness of InGear in improving your teen’s driving.2
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Parent-Teen Driving Agreement: Help promote improved driving goals and habits with this formal agreement that outlines specific guidelines.
- 10 Things Parents Can do to Help Their Teen Driver: Find out additional ways you can help your teen become an improved driver.
- Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL): This approach steers new teen drivers away from hazards by restricting driving times, and the number and minimum age of passengers. It eases teen drivers into driving by gradually allowing them to drive in more complex situations over an extended period of time as they gain more experience. You can take an active role in safeguarding your teen by understanding and supporting these regulations.
- Car Buying Tips: Get tips on best vehicles to purchase for your new teen driver and how to pick a vehicle that offers good crash protection.
- Teen Driving Workshops/Events: AAA Texas participates in events throughout the year including teen driving fairs and Dare to Prepare workshops. All events are free to attend and welcome to members and non-members.
Did you know?
- A teen's high crash risk is due to inexperience, immaturity, and high-risk driving behaviors(distracted driving, speeding, not wearing seat belt)
- Car crashes are the leading cause of death for drivers age 16-193
Call 1-877-335-9269 for more information or if you have any questions.
REGISTER FOR INGEAR
1$100 gift card awarded upon InGear program completion. Allow 4 weeks for delivery after course completion. No purchase necessary. Visa prepaid cards are issued by MetaBankTM, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.
2When you register on the Posit Science website, and participate in the InGear program, your information will be provided to AAA Texas who will then measure the driving outcomes of those participating against those not participating.
3Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Washington, D.C. 6/2011; Center for Disease Control & Prevention, 2009.