Teen Driving Monitoring System
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Is Your Teen Driving Safely?
Teen Monitor With Parent

 
"You review his school report card...

Why not review his driving habits, too?"
 

So, your teen is driving now?
It is an exciting and stressful time for your teen... and you.
Unfortunately, it is a dangerous time, too. The first 4 years of driving are the most dangerous. In 2007 alone, 4,540 teenagers aged 16 to 20 years old were killed in car crashes.
You want to do all you can to make sure your teen is being safe
and does not become a statistic.

How CarCheckup Can Help
CarCheckup Plug InCarCheckup provides a service that will help you monitor your teen's driving habits.

Our device simply plugs into the teen's car (usually under the steering wheel) and records data as the car is driven.

At the end of the day or week, bring the device inside and plug it into your computer with the built-in USB arm. Log into your personal account and easily download the data and review it with your teen.

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Together, you can review summaries and graphs of each of your teen's trips allowing you to see:
  •  Highest Speed and RPM
  •  Distance and Duration of Trip Traveled
  •  Time Driven in Different Speed Bands
  •  Hard and Extreme Braking and Acceleration
  •  Graphs of Each Trip Showing Speed or RPM
  •  If the check engine light is on, we can even tell you why!
Make Sure Your Teen Is Being Safe
Just as you review your teen's report card to make sure he is doing well in school, CarCheckup allows you to review how well your teen is driving.

This is a fantastic way to make sure your teen is following the rules. It is also a great way for your teen to be able to prove to you what a safe and responsible driver they are.

How Do I Use the CarCheckup System?
circle1Plug the CarCheckup device into your OBDII port usually located under your steering wheel and drive your car as usual. (We can show you where this is on your vehicle.)
OBD Port PlugIn

circle2On any Windows PC with Internet access, plug the device into your computer with the built-in USB arm and come to CarCheckup.com
   

circle3Using the username and password that you created, log in, and the website will download the data from the device allowing you to:

+ monitor driving habits by reviewing graphs and charts of their trips
+ Know when and how far they drove
+ See Detailed Summaries of each trip
+ Highest Speed and RPM snapshot, with details chart and graphs
+ Allow they to gain your trust by showing responsiblity
+ track mileage
+ and finally find out why your check engine light is on!

Sample Screen Shots
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Isn't This Spying on My Teen?
NO! As a parent, you have a right and a responsibility to make sure your child reaches adulthood safely. You have always protected and made sure your child was safe in the past, why stop when the risk is so much greater? The statistics are there, teens have the highest fatality rate out of any other age group. These thoughts keep parents up at night. CarCheckup can help ease that worry by showing you how responsibly your teen is driving. This is an opportunity for you to see a safe driving track record and a way for your teen to gain your trust in a totally new situation.

Teen Monitor With ParentWhen your child was little and wanted to go play outside, you would go, too. You would show him how to play safely and watch carefully. As he got older, you might have let him go outside by himself, but you stood in the window to make sure he was safe, ready to run out there at the first sign of danger. Then, after some time, you knew he was being safe and was able to just check in from time to time making sure everything was okay. This is NO different. You are the parent. You know how dangerous driving can be. Your teen does not fully comprehend that yet.

CarCheckup Gives the Way Out of Dangerous Peer Pressure
Crazy DriverAll kids horse around. There are hundreds of movies dedicated to teens racing cars and being cool. However, what the movies don't show is the reality of risky driving. Teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate dangerous driving. Many of these 'cool' kids never come back home.

CarCheckup can allow for you teens to easily get out of dangerous dares without the fear of being called 'chicken'. You teen could easily say, "I can't! My parents make me use this device and they will know if I do that!" CarCheckup has broad shoulders; we can take your teen's blame if it means your teen comes home safe tonight.

Tell Your Teen you are Monitoring Them
Tell them why it is important. Explain that this will allow you to feel better about the dangers of new driving. And tell them that this is a great way to get out of uncomfortable peer pressure related situations. Sure, there may be some resistance at first, but even they will soon see that this is not a matter of mistrust, but a way to prove trust in a new experience for both of you!

Do you have a Parent & Teen Driving Contract?
Learning to drive can be an exciting and stressful time for both the teen and their parents.

That is why CarCheckup has developed this Comprehensive Driving Contract to help open the discussion of driving rules and consequences.

This contract will allow you and your teen to agree upon expected driving behavior. From driving hours to drug use, this contract will bring about an open discussion as a team to accomplish the goal - a safe, successful teen driver. Download a free copy now!

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Comment"I felt confident letting my teenage son out on the road knowing that he knew I was making sure he was being safe!" - B. Anne, Indiana

Comment"This little thing is a life saver! It saved me tons of money! It told me that my gas cap wasn't tightened all the way! Saved me a trip to the mechanic's shop! Thanks!" - T. Green, California

Comment"I finally have some confidence walking into my mechanic's shop!" - M. Rose, Ohio




Did You Know?


Fact1A growing body of research indicates that close parental management of teen drivers can lead to less risky driving behavior, fewer traffic tickets, and fewer crashes.



Fact1 In 2008, about 3,500 teens in the United States aged 15-19 were killed in motor-vehicle crashes.



Fact1Just like reviewing a school report card for good grades, using the CarCheckup system will allow your teen to prove that they are a safe and responsible driver.



Fact2Teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate dangerous situations or not be able to recognize hazardous situations.



Fact3In 2008, half of teen deaths from motor vehicle crashes occurred between 3 p.m. and midnight and 56% occurred on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.



Fact463% of teenage passenger deaths in 2008 occurred in vehicles driven by another teenager. Among deaths of passengers of all ages, 19% occurred when a teenager was driving.



Fact5Not only are good grades great for your future, they can also save a lot of money on insurance premiums.