When it comes to taking care of our family of drivers we want to do what’s best for them and ensure that they are protected when they get behind the wheel of a car.
Understanding the risks of teenage and elder drivers
A recent report in Consumer Reports shows that young drivers and old drivers have the highest rates of accidents and deaths among all groups of drivers.
The inexperience of the teenage drivers and the reduced capabilities of the elderly drivers both contribute to the higher risk for these two age groups.
The USA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that accident fatalities are the highest for teenage drivers and rise again quickly for drivers aged 65 and 70 years old.
Protecting the vulnerable driver with GPS car trackers
GPS car trackers give you the ability to help prevent accidents in teenage and elderly drivers and will help to teach teenage drivers to driver responsibly and assist elderly drivers in maintaining their independence.
GPS car trackers can be installed easily via the OBD port of any vehicle and will allow you to track the location of vehicles driven by family members, friends, teenage and elderly drivers. You will be able to monitor their location and safety while they are out on the road.
This can be done via a mobile phone app such as the free gps tracking app from “fleetminder”. A fleetminder GPS car tracker does have to be installed in the car. i.e. any apps match the design of the tracker hardware as the app software needs to use the same commands required by the GPS car tracker hardware (tracking device).
Other ways to track the driver of a vehicle who have a car tracker installed is via the internet on a Google map, for example. This can be done from any PC, smartphone or tablet (e.g. Ipad), with internet connection.
Protecting our families is one of our important priorities and ensuring that our teenage and elderly drivers are safe while they are on the road. GPS tracking devices can provide both peace of mind and give our family members their freedom.