When Unsupervised Teens Get Behind the Wheel
- In the U.S., motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among 15- to 19-year-olds. (Centers for Disease Control)
- In 2007, more than 34 percent of all teen deaths were related to vehicle accidents. (Centers for Disease Control)
- One in six teens is involved in a car crash their first year of driving. (Journal of Safety Research)
These statistics comprise so much more than just numbers. They represent teens who have dreams that need to be protected.
What's In It For Teens...Besides A Future?
- It can get you off the hook. The Teen Safe Driver technology that shows when a traffic incident is the teen’s fault can also show parents when they were not at fault.
- It gives your teen an "out" from peer pressure. Monitoring makes it easier to enforce rules about the number of passengers teens are allows to have and their behavior in the car.
- Confident parents are often more lenient. Some teen drivers have reported that after several months of good reports from the monitoring system their parents have given them more freedom and flexibility in their driving.
- Once you and your teen get used to it, you’ll probably forget it’s there. And as long as teens drive safely and responsibly, the device will forget you’re there, too.