GETTING STARTEDFive mile markers on the road to success.
As a well-established program with a track record of success, Teen Safe Driver is easy to enroll in and simple to use. To get you off and running, take a look at the five basic components of getting started. Then, contact your American Family Insurance agent, who will gladly give you the details about the program and help you enroll. Additionally, they just might share a success story or two of other customers who’ve benefited from this state-of-the-art technology and catalyst for parent-teen conversation.
Our Program Integrates Five Important Elements
Spend some quality time with your teen watching driving videos from past participants. The eye-opening videos are great examples of the coaching your teen will receive.
Enroll in the no-cost program. Be sure to have your American Family Insurance auto policy number ready.
Watch your mail for the technology package. Our in-car device ships to your home within five to 10 business days. Once you receive it, call the number enclosed in the package to make an installation appointment.
Bring your teen's car to your local participating installation shop. Most Best Buy® locations can perform the quick and free installation. We'll even send you a $25 Mastercard™* gift card once the system is installed.
Watch for email updates. Each week you will receive an online report card from our professional driving coaches with tips to help your teen improve their driving. Review the video and have an open conversation with your teen. It's a great beginning to a lifetime of safe driving.
How does the in-car technology work?
A motion sensor is installed near the rearview mirror of a participating teen's vehicle. When triggered by erratic movement, such as swerving, hard braking and sudden acceleration, the device records sights and sounds both inside and outside the vehicle.
When the device is triggered, images and sounds are sent wirelessly to the Teen Safe Driver Center, where professional driving coaches review the footage. Parents can log in to a confidential website and review a weekly report card featuring video footage and an objective assessment of their teen driver's performance, including a comparison to other teens.