Younger drivers are 2.5 times more likely to be killed in a crash than any other age group according to the Center of Accident Research and Road Safety, which means that irresponsible teenage driving is no longer just a concern—it’s a national epidemic.
Now in 6 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles on the road nationwide, Ford’s MyKey technology encourages teenagers to wear their seat belts, keep the radio volume down, watch their speed and pay attention to the road – and without their cell phones. This year, the carmaker added their MyKey technology to four more vehicles including the all-new Mondeo and Mustang Range and next year they plan to add it to even more of their models.
It has been such an amazing success that Ford will be expanding MyKey technology to even more vehicles in 2016 after a new study shows that 61% of parents are concerned about their children being distracted behind the wheel and 40% of all young drivers admit to being distracted while driving.
The easily programmable MyKey system features several options, including: