Many parents of newly licensed teenagers worry about their children’s safety, and with good reason. According to the most recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen drivers are almost three times more likely to get into a fatal crash than drivers ages 20 and older.
Parents can’t ride shotgun forever to keep their kids from speeding or texting while behind the wheel. What they can do, though, is use technology to monitor young drivers.
Telematics features, which employ wireless devices and “black box” technologies to transmit data in real time, and GPS monitoring can provide a stream of information about your teen driver’s whereabouts and on-road performance. Some of this technology is free, and some might even result in discounts on the sky-high cost of insuring young drivers.
Read the article at HuffPost.