Let's be real: Teenagers aren't exactly the best drivers. With only a few years of experience behind the wheel and the tendency to text-and-drive, teens are getting in more accidents than ever. In fact, drivers 16 to 19 years are a whopping four times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than an adult! However, new technology could help bring these numbers down thanks to GPS tracking devices that let parents keep tabs on their adolescent drivers.
These tricked-out GPS models notify parents when their teen makes a mistake behind the wheel. They'll let you know if your teen is speeding, braking too quickly, or even accelerating too fast. Sounds great! Maybe...
We're all about teens staying safe, but are these new tracking measures a bit intrusive? There are many reasons a driver would break suddenly, and not all of them necessarily spell trouble. Can you imagine having your mom or dad call you in a panic every time you stopped a little abruptly at a red light?! Of course, every system is different — and some even allow a teen to correct his or her mistake (like speeding) before notifying the parent.
We have a feeling teenagers won't be clammering to get their hands on these GPS devices, though their parents might. The systems can also track their child's location, which means parents will always know where their kids are!
How would you feel if your parent installed a souped-up GPS into your car? And if you're a parent, would you consider outfitting your teen's wheels with one of these devices? Hit the comments!