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Focus on Six Danger Zones for Teen Safety

Due to a number of factors, teens are most susceptible to car crash fatalities in America. Every day eight teens are killed in the U.S. as the result of collisions that can usually be prevented. By focusing on the six danger zones, you can help your teens become better drivers and make the roads safer for everyone.

Driver Inexperience

By providing continually supervised driving practice over the first six months a teen has a license, you can go a long way towards exposing a young driver to situations that can result in disaster if they face them on the road. Let your teen know how important it is to keep their eyes up and get the big picture of what’s going on ahead of them, continually scanning for pedestrians and other impediments. Make sure you practice on different roads and in different conditions.

Limit Teen Passengers and Distractions

By limiting the number of passengers your teen can carry to zero or one, you are automatically eliminating one of the biggest causes of wrecks. Passengers are a distraction that drives up the crash risk dramatically. Also limit other distractions such as using a cell phone, eating or playing with the radio.

Nighttime Driving

The mixture of nighttime driving and teens adds to an increased risk for accidents and injuries. Set a strict curfew for the first six months of licensed driving and practice driving after dark with your teen whenever possible. Also stress the importance of being well-rested before getting behind the wheel.

Importance of Seat Belts

Although most modern cars will annoy you to death if you don’t fasten your seat belt, it’s still good to hammer home the importance of this safety feature with your teen. Make sure they know that wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of death in an accident by about 50 percent. Visit your Phoenix BMW dealer, Chapman BMW on Camelback to see all the other technology that can help your teen return home safe and sound.

Reckless Driving

When riding with your teen, monitor their speed and use of common sense driving tactics. Make sure they leave plenty of space between your car and the car in front of them, that they signal before making a lane change and that they always drive defensively.

Impaired Driving

Continually hammer home the importance of never getting behind the wheel when impaired by alcohol or drugs. The best way to do this is to set a good example, but you can also reinforce this behavior with a parent-teen driving agreement.

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Flexible Load Carrying Capacity Offers Versatility

When the all new BMW X1 hits the showroom at Chapman BMW on Camelback in the fall of 2015, it will be riding a wave of success that resulted in the sales of almost 62,000 units. With the largest interior room in its class, the next generation X1 benefits from an ergonomic layout that gives consideration to safety, functionality and comfort. A larger interior makes the X1 the roomiest subcompact SUV on the market. Standard power front seats are now raised to give a better perspective while driving. BMW added 1.5 inches of legroom in the rear seats, providing a little more comfort for people in your ride share program. Interior controls are all angled toward the driver to increase accessibility while remaining focused on the road. Large storage pockets throughout the vehicle provide plenty of room for maps and electronics.

Standard Features Offer Luxury Appointments

What would be considered luxurious options in most vehicles come as standard equipment in the new X1. Fog lights, keyless ignition, remote controlled locking alarm, heated mirrors, rain sensing wipers and an adjustable multifunction leather wrapped steering wheel are just a few of the appointments that add an air of sophistication to the X1. Add in the optional panoramic moonroof to bring the outside in, and you have the perfect vehicle for an evening ride in the country, listening to the symphonic sound of the premium audio system as a blanket of stars delivers natural ambient lighting.

New Twin Turbo Provides Power and Performance

The BMW X1 will come with a standard TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 228 horsepower. Through the use of BMW’s EfficientDynamics technology, all 258 foot pounds of peak torque are available through a wide range of RPM, ensuring power will be there for passing when you need it. The xDrive all-wheel drive system delivers power to each wheel as it is needed, providing you have the necessary traction at all times to maintain control in all types of driving conditions.

ConnectedDrive Provides Link to Future Technology

BMW’s patented ConnectedDrive ties in with the Internet to provide a number of current and future technologies that will change your driving experience. Currently, BMW Apps, navigation and Real Time Traffic Information keep you apprised of changing road conditions and alternate routes to get you to your destination on time. As ConnectedDrive continues to evolve, BMW vehicles will be interlinked with other similarly-equipped cars to provide a fountain of information that includes best available routes to where the parking spaces are. Satellite radio and other entertainment options are also part of the ConnectedDrive package. See the entire line of innovative BMW vehicles at Chapman BMW on Camelback to compare and find the right car for you.