GPS Tracking System Parent Talk
Would You Tell Your Teen A GPS Tracker Is On Their Car?
Every parent understands the responsibility that comes with having a driver’s license and operating a motor vehicle. At one point in time, we have all passed by a horrific car accident on the road, and many times those accidents can be prevented by doing simple things such as not talking on a cell phone while driving or excessively speeding. Sadly, according to many of the studies conducted by independent insurance agencies and teen safety groups, teenage drivers are the group that carries the strongest reputation of being unsafe drivers because they are frequently known to drive distracted and at unsafe speeds. It is because of these dangerous behaviors that concerned parents have found themselves turning toward technological solutions such as GPS tracking systems to help make certain that their teenage motorist is not engaging in driving habits that could have fatal consequences, but the question leaving many parents perplexed is whether or not they should inform their teens that a GPS vehicle tracker will be monitoring driving.
Positives Of Telling A Teen A GPS Is On Their Car
Some people always believe that honesty is the best policy, and that is why it is important to let a teen know if you as a parent intend on monitoring vehicle driving activity with a GPS tracking unit. Parents can tell their teenager that by installing a real-time device such as the SilverCloud GPS to their vehicle that it will help reduce insurance rates (something that many teens who pay their own insurance would appreciate), provide a way to know where their teen is at during an emergency and access instant location data if the teen becomes lost and needs directions. The reasoning for using the car tracker comes from a genuine and concerning place that teens should be able to understand, and will likely accept.
Negatives Of Telling A Teen A GPS Is On Their Car
When teens are ready to do something that is either a) dangerous, b) stupid or c) all of the above, the teen will be certain not to use their vehicle if they are aware a GPS tracker is monitoring the car. The teen will instead plan accordingly to take a friend’s car to go to the weekend house party, rock concert or trip across the border. Teens may like to pretend they do not care or know what is going on, but when it comes to being sneaky they can often be as effective as CIA agents or secret ninja warriors. More tech-savvy teens can even uninstall the user-friendly car tracking systems, disconnecting the device temporarily while they do the things they want to do privately. With so many tracking systems designed to easily be connected and disconnected, a smart teen could easily disable a car tracker for a short duration of time.
The best solution that Tracking System Direct recommends for those wanting to find out if their teenager is going to party spots on the weekends, driving dangerously fast and more is to invest in a cost-effective passive solution such as the GPS Tracking Key that will capture accurate data, and do so without the heavy cost of real-time hardware and monthly service obligations. This tends to be the most effective way to uncover what a teen is doing and if they are driving too fast. However, if long-term safety is the major concern, TSD highly suggests parents research real-time tracking solutions such as the SilverCloud GPS tracker.