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This post was created by a member of the Public Access community. It has not been edited for accuracy or truthfulness and does not reflect the opinions of Engadget or its editors. Being the parent of a teenager is a tough job, arguably one of the toughest.
Researchers have found an effective way to curb distracted driving among teenagers: capture video of them behind the wheel. If the driver gets into a wreck, or suddenly swerves, stops or accelerates, a video clip is sent wirelessly to a Web site where parents can watch it. Such cameras can have a powerful influence on the behavior of the worst, most distracted teen drivers, said the lead researcher on a new study, Daniel V.
Many newer-model vehicles have built-in driver assistance safety features available, including:. Electronic stability control ESC. When a vehicle begins skidding on curvy or slippery roads, this computerized technology automatically applies the brakes to help drivers regain control of the steering. ESC has been required in most vehicles since
Teenage drivers crash nine times more often than adults. Teens drive more safely when parents are riding in the car with them, but parents can't always ride with them. So some turn to technology to capture audio and video of teenage drivers in an effort to make them feel watched, as if their parents were there.
A New Hampshire teen is unbelievably lucky to be alive this week after surviving an explosive head-on crash with a semi-truck that was captured on a fellow driver's dash cam, WHDH News reports. Eighteen-year-old Sam LaChance was driving his two-door Jeep Wrangler on an undivided stretch Route —speed limit 55 mph—in the town of Dublin when he drifted across the double yellow line and smashed into the oncoming big rig. The impact tore open the truck's diesel fuel tanks, triggering a massive fireball that briefly consumed the Jeep, the cab, and the entire roadway in a scene that wouldn't be out of place in Final Destination.
Inexperienced drivers are easily distracted and can compromise not only the safety of themselves but also the safety of others in the vehicle. This means you can look to make sure they are not texting and driving, speeding, blasting music, or driving with people they are not supposed to like members of the opposite gender. If all of this would help alleviate your concerns as a worried parent, then a dash camera is a savvy investment and perfect solution for you!
Jan 28, On the roadUncategorized 0. There is no question about it: dash cams are just plain cheap insurance these days. Videos started showing up in the news from places like Russia and Europe, attributed to dashboard-mounted cameras.
Inexperienced drivers are easily distracted and can compromise not only the safety of themselves but also the safety of others in the vehicle. A dash camera is helpful to protect your teen driver on the road, as well as monitor their driving habits. With a dash cam, you can make sure that they are not texting and driving, speeding, blasting music, or driving with people they are not supposed to like members of the opposite gender.