GPS Tracking Systems for Teen Drivers

When I got my license I was thrilled with the freedom it gave me. I could jump in my car and cruise to nowhere. Today’s technology allows parents to always be in the back seat if they want to – well at least through cyberspace. One program, called Teensurance, empowers parents to track a car’s location through an online connection and set speed alerts, driving curfews, and safe driving zones.

Amazon.com even retails a GPS (Global Positioning System) for your car called Zoombak. This device continuously tracks your car’s location, gives you the history of where your car has been, and issues alerts when your teen driver leaves safe zones.

Many GPS units and tracking programs are available on the market to track teen drivers. You may even get an insurance discount for adding such a device. Call your insurance provider to see if they have suggestions or details on specific car tracking systems or special insurance program discounts.

Here is a YouTube video on how it works from TrackingTheWorld.com:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbyHmz0aTyk[/youtube]

What do you think? Are GPS tracking systems a good idea for teen drivers?

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Michael Gray

Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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