Valuable tools for your teens car
At StreetSafe we advocate giving your teen as much and as wide a variety of driving practice as possible. Since experience and attitude are the main factors that determine how safe a driver is (at any age), our goal is to increase your teen driver’s amount and level of experience and to give him or her a positive, realistic attitude about the responsibility and risks of driving.
Beyond these factors, there are some tools that some parents may be interested in using during the first months/years while your teen is still a “new” driver. These tools are intended to help your teen think more about the responsibility of driving and give you more peace of mind when your teen in behind the wheel without you.
Please note that we offer this information and product options as part of our service to you. We do not endorse or stock any of the items. We list what we consider to be the best of the available options to date. We will continuously update our site to ensure that the best products are pre-selected for your consideration.
Use of any of the tools listed below will necessitate a discussion between you and your teen about trust, responsibility and consequences. Obviously, the reason to use any of the tools is to help ensure your teen’s safety and well-being. If your teen understands the motivation behind your decision, he or she might be angry now but will at least understand your purpose and may even thank you later. We do not recommend use of any EDR or camera without disclosure to and discussion with your teen since the primary reason to use such a devise is to encourage safe driving habits. Every family is different and must do what is right for their situation. If you would like more information or to discuss any of the products listed below, please feel free to contact us.
Event Data Recorders – EDRs
RS-1000 – This EDR provides an audible warning if it senses hard braking, cornering, acceleration or speeds in excess of a pre-determined limit. It records trip information that can be downloaded to a home computer so that parents can review it with their teens. The audio can be silenced or left on to use as a teaching aid.
How’s My Teen Driving?
This bumper sticker is put on a teen’s car so that other motorists can call if the teen is driving wrecklessly. Motorists call a toll free number to Parents on Board which then validates the call. The parent is then contacted about the incident, any time of day or night.
This camera is attached to the inside of the car and is activated by triggers such as leaving a specified geographic area, speeds registering above a designated limit or hard braking. Parents can download and view video through a password protected internet site.
Using a log can help you keep track of your teen’s progress and experience. When your teen works with StreetSafe, you will be provided this information after each driving session.
» Download the StreetSafe Driving Log