Outlawing Cell Phone Use By Teen Drivers
Improving Teen Driving
Many teen safety and teen driving activists are looking at a new way to reduce the number of driving-related accidents among the danger group (drivers between 18-25 years old) by asking the Federal government to pass a law banning the use of cellular phones for anyone under the age of 21 while driving a motor vehicle. Activists for the proposition feel that by eliminating distracting cell phone use will make teens and young adults focus more on the roadways, creating safer streets for everyone.
Many teen driving experts point to inexperience behind the wheel and distraction as the two main causes for the high number of teen-related vehicle accidents. Although driver’s training courses can help improve a teen’s understanding and operation of a motor vehicle, there is still very little legislation in effect that solely focuses on the other contributing factor to teen driving accidents, distraction. Supporters of the proposition, which is still in it’s infancy stages, believe by outlawing hand-held mobile communication devices teens will be less distracted and will pay more attention to the speed they are driving.
Parents Take The Law Into Their Own Hands With GPS Trackers
Some parents are not waiting for the Federal government to intervene with teen safety and teen driving laws and are turning to the same type of vehicle tracking technology used by law enforcement agencies to check on teen driving habits. Now that GPS tracking devices such as the GPS Tracking Key, Flashback GPS and SilverCloud tracking system have all came down in price substantially, parents are now able to monitor their teen’s driving habits with precision.
GPS tracking systems designed specifically for monitoring and teen tracking can record speeds traveled, places a teen has been and more.
Tracking System Opinion
Should the government get involved in teen driving issues and pass a law banning the use of mobile devices among people aged 16-21?