Thursday, July 10, 2008

Keeping Track of Teen Drivers

When Beth started driving, we saw on the news that some insurance companies offered special devices to install in teens' cars to monitor their driving. Our insurance company wasn't one of those, but we thought something like that would be really helpful. Beth, of course, thought it was more like spying.

The more I read about GPS tracking, the more I think it's a good idea. If just knowing that her driving is being monitored means a teen will drive more carefully, then that's a good thing. These can be set up to send emails or text messages whenever certain speeds are exceeded, when the vehicle leaves or exits certain locations, and other options that can be easily configured through the secure web portal. With the GPS installed, you can always locate the vehicle if you need to.

Live View GPS offers many GPS products for both personal and business use. There's no software to install, and it works from any computer with an internet connection. They offer guaranteed low prices and no long-term contracts. We may not have installed and used something like this with our first teen driver, but we're about to have another one, so it certainly can't hurt to look into how this can work for us.

1 comment:

  1. Good idea for mums for "spiying" our teens driving. :), but really awful to them for sure.


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