- Category: Teen Driving
GPS Tracking Teens
Parents Choose To Be Proactive
Most parents who have a teenager preparing to receive their license have likely seen their teen staying up late at night reading DMV handbooks while trying to study the rules of the road and driving laws. These parents have all also likely seen the statistics concerning teen drivers and the alarming figures associated with inexperience behind the wheel. Drivers education teachers, DMV books and parents all stress the importance of safe driving, and explain the consequences in sometimes graphic detail of what can happen when the rules of the road are not followed. Unfortunately, teenagers are very fickle creatures who sometimes let information go in one ear and exit right out the other. With teen driving safety being one of the most important issues concerning parents, many proactive Moms and Dads are moving toward the use of GPS trackers to validate their teen’s driving habits.
Have you ever wondered if your teenage son or daughter was speeding, engaging in some other dangerous driving habits or going to places that were considered "off limits"? You would be lying if you said those thoughts had never crossed your mind. Understandably, many parents do not want to invade their kid’s privacy, but when the situation can be life or death, parents usually always choose life.
The statistics surrounding teen driving are concrete and scary. These stats are loud and they are screaming to parents that teens are 400% more likely to be involved in an automobile accident when compared to older drivers. Inexperience and poor driving habits being the primary cause of these accidents among teenage motorists. Although the stats can be frightening, parents can help reduce the risk of their child becoming a statistic with the use of GPS trackers.
GPS trackers are tiny little technological wonders that can provide a parent with a wealth of driving-related information. GPS trackers can tell parents the speed their teen was driving, places the teen had been, routes they had traveled and more. These micro GPS tracking devices that are roughly the size of a cellular phone or sometimes smaller can be attached magnetically to the underbelly of a vehicle, tossed in the glove box or installed permanently to the car. "We have parents contact us and communicate their desire to observe teen driving activity, and the tracker we recommend really depends on how much the parent wants to invest, and how they want to view the data", explained a GPS fleet tracker specialist for the GPS Tracker Shop. "For example, GPS data logger technology is the most affordable monitoring technology, but the tracker must be retrieved in order for data to be analyzed, whereas real-time GPS tracker technology offers remote access of GPS data. We offer both solutions to meet the monitoring needs of any parent looking to enhance family safety, and we could not be happier with outpouring of positive feedback from the use of our GPS trackers."
GPS trackers place parents “in the know”, allowing them to uncover the driving habits of their teen that can be potentially life-threatening. Although a GPS vehicle tracker can help parents determine whether or not their teenager is practicing safe driving habits, the technology is in no way a cure all. Parents need to speak openly about the dangers associated with poor driving with their son or daughter, and the real consequences that can occur while operating an automobile. Teens need the information and tools to be good drivers, and this is where parental influence comes into play. GPS tracking simply allows parents to better observe those driving behaviors and habits.