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AAA Northwest Ohio is offering a new software program that improves driver safety by improving the minds of drivers.

The software, DriveSharp, is produced by Posit Science, the leading developer of brain fitness programs. DriveSharp is a set of game-like computer exercises shown in studies to improve reaction time, reduce crash risk and increase control in most driving conditions.

After thorough review, DriveSharp is being recommended by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and is being distributed by AAA Northwest Ohio.

“Part of making our nation’s roads safer is helping mature drivers who wish to stay active – a quickly growing population – maintain or improve their driving safety,” said AAA Northwest Ohio Marketing operations manager April Cochran. “We are very excited to partner with Posit Science in bringing this unique technology to everyone looking for ways to take more control over their safety on the road.”

DriveSharp consists of two computer exercises that improve reaction time, visual processing speed and driving ability. DriveSharp’s technology has been extensively validated in studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and in leading science and medical journals.

The technology has been shown in studies to cut crash risk in half, improve stopping distance by up to 22 feet at 55 miles per hour, and assist drivers in maintaining their driving skills as they age.

“With DriveSharp you’re tracking two, three or even four moving objects at one time,” said Roselyn Snell, a 67-year-old experimental user of the software. “That relates to my driving, because you have to keep your eye on everything on the freeway -- the cars moving behind you, in front of you, and changing lanes.”

This technology is now available for the first time to the public in a product designed to improve reaction time and control on the road. AAA Northwest Ohio is now offering the program, which normally retails for $139, to its members at a discounted price of $99.

“We are addressing the number-one driver safety device – the driver’s mind,” said Cochran. “This is an important breakthrough in helping our members in assessing their driving risk and then doing something about it. The studies show that on average, just 10 hours of training will help people drive longer and safer. That’s a great result and something we all want.”

A free online assessment and more information on obtaining the DriveSharp software at a discount can be found at www.DriveSharpNow.com/nwohio.

Posit Science is the leading provider of scientifically proven brain fitness software. It works with more than 50 scientists from prestigious universities to design and test its programs. Articles in more than 30 leading science and medical journals show that the company's patented technologies significantly increase processing speed, improve memory and attention, and enhance quality of life. For more information, visit www.PositScience.com or call 1-800-599-6463.