Couple Use GPS Tracker To Monitor Speeding
Is GPS Speed Admissible In Court
Recently, I met up with four friends at a Mexican restaurant for taco Tuesday to enjoy a little relaxation and socialization. After we put in our orders to the waitress we began discussing and debating a variety of topics, however, one topic was particularly interesting. The topic was about my friend Levi’s wife Sharon and how she consistently received traffic violations for speeding. My first thoughts on the conversation were, “I thought men were the ones who usually receive speeding tickets, not women”, but what was more interesting was the solution Levi and Sharon took to fix the problem.
Understanding his wife was was probably receiving speeding tickets because she was not paying attention to her speedometer and paying too much attention to her make-up application and cellular phone conversations, Levi decided to install a real-time GPS tracking system on Sharon’s car. Levi programmed the tracking system speed alert feature to send him an email and text message when his wife’s car ever exceeded 55mph. He knew Sharon rarely drove on the freeways so the highest speed limit she would probably encounter would be a 45mph zone, and whenever he got the notification from the tracking system he would call her and let her know she was driving like “an idiot”
When Levi explained the story and how he was using the tracking system my first question was, “Well, is the GPS tracker working to curb the problem?”. Interestingly enough, Levi said that since he began using the tracking system and the speed alert feature she has yet to receive a speeding ticket. He also mentioned that he has had to call her less frequently now that she has became more observant of her driving behaviors.
We all had a laugh at the story, but the fact is the GPS vehicle tracker did work to improve her driving habits, which meant less traffic citations and less risk of danger.