Safe Teen Driver Online
provides parents with peace of mind that the community is watching after their new driver. Teens are held accountable for their actions so they become safe and responsible drivers.
The Register-Guard has an article on us: New business allows parents to hear about their kids' driving habits, By Randi Bjornstad
About the Program:
You sat by the side of your new teen driver during their permit period. Now they are a licensed driver out there alone. They don't have to be alone with a window sticker from Safe Teen Driver Online. Your sticker with a personal identification number asks, "Am I Driving Safely? Email my parents at safeteendriveronline.com." Patrons of the road can report positive or negative behavior of your teen driver directly and confidentially to you via email. This allows you to help correct potentially dangerous driving habits before your teen is issued a costly, insurance-increasing ticket, or worse yet, causes an accident.
Below is an actual email report which has been edited (♦♦♦♦♦♦) to protect driver privacy.
- white sedan
- ♦♦♦♦♦♦ drive just past ♦♦♦♦♦♦ off ramp
- 2 kid in car- driver and passenger acting up....pounding on roof, yelling at people on road. Not merging to left lane properly, aggressive driving...when car turned from oncoming lane across westbound ♦♦♦♦♦♦ drive, teen driver continued to accelerate. I followed to my turn off at ♦♦♦♦♦♦ street and they continued on down the road. I can't believe the kid does not realize the sticker on his car give us access to report him...I wish they had this when my kid was learning to be responsible....Thanks
Did you know?....
From the Graduated Driver Licensing Report by the National Transportation Safety Board
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.
- From 1996 through 2005, nearly 64,000 young people aged 15-20 died in traffic crashes, more than 122 each week.
- Teen drivers represent less than 7 percent of the driving population, but account for more than 13 percent of drivers involved in all deadly crashes.
- More than 21 percent of all highway fatalities occur in crashes that involve teen drivers.