CarCheckup 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?
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.
When 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
All 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!