DriveCam is a video feedback program with a two-way camera in the car that records only a few seconds of what the driver is seeing, hearing and doing if the computer senses risky driving. When the DriveCam video feedback system senses risky driving, it records the driver for a few seconds, and the footage is sent to DriveCam, where it is analyzed by a safety professional. The short video clips include interior and exterior views of the critical seconds BEFORE and AFTER the erratic vehicle movement so you and your teen learn WHAT happened and WHY it happened. Once a week, parents are sent a report that includes the footage and advice on how to improve. Incentives could be given to teenage drivers for months that there is no footage because no footage means no risky driving detected.
It is one of the most effective monitoring systems, according to University of Iowa research, but also one of the more expensive. DriveCam costs $500 installed and an additional $30 per month for monitoring, but it is free if you are insured with American Family. The cost could prevent a more costly car accident or even serious injuries in a car crash.
This program is not restricted to teenage drivers. If you are concerned about your elderly parents driving, this could be helpful as well.
Drive safely and encourage your teenage drivers to do the same. A few seconds of risky driving could result in a lifetime of injury if involved in a car accident.
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