With features like lane departure warning, automatic collision avoidance and cameras galore, teens are safer on the road than ever before. However, all the safety features in the world won't protect your teen fully. They must learn to drive responsibly and gain the skills that will help them do so. Drivers' education classes can go a long way in helping your teen establish safe driving habits. You may also want to check up on them from time to time just to make sure they're following the rules. Fortunately, the following four new teen driving technologies make it possible.
If you have a teen with a lead food, you can prevent them from putting the pedal to the metal with customized speed settings. With certain technologies, you can establish a maximum speed, such as 65 mph, for your child's car. If your child goes over the speed limit, they get a warning and you get a text. You may also wish to install a speed governor on your teen's car. This device does not allow the car to go above a certain speed.
Unforeseen car trouble can leave your teen stranded in a dangerous spot. Fortunately, mechanical diagnostic software will scan your teen's car for problems before they even leave the driveway. This tool will also allow you to see if the car is being driven erratically. If your teen has to slam on the brakes, you will know it. If it's a pattern, you will be able to coach your teen more on this problem area.
If you're like most parents, you put limits on where your teen can go. If you only want them driving to and from school and/or work, you can set boundary alerts. If they venture further than they're supposed to or enter a forbidden area, you will get a message indicating that they traveled over their boundary.
Automatic Text Response
Texting and driving is a huge safety concern among drivers of all ages. New technology allows your teen to have their text messages read to them while they're driving. However, you can take it step further. You can now set many auto texting features to send out an "I'm driving" message automatically when a text is received.
As you can see, there are many tools at your disposal when it comes to keeping your teen safe behind the wheel. About a dozen car models are now equipped with teen technology. For more safe driving tips, check out sites like http://www.dollardrivingschool.com.