Distracted Driving Doesn’t Just Apply to Teens

Do you pick up the phone while driving? Here are some ways to break that habit. Call RMT today for a GPS tracking device for your car.

There’s a lot of talk about teenage drivers texting while driving, but adults are just as guilty of picking up the phone while driving as teens are – sometimes more guilty. Despite the fact that many states have implemented cellphone laws (and phones are even illegal to use while driving in many states), adults are still found using phones while driving across the nation. Why is this happening, and what can you do about it? The Work Factor It’s not a mistake that work is often referred to as “the rat race” in North America. Being a part of anyRead More

How to Stop Teens from Texting While Driving

do you wish that you could stop your teen from texting while driving? Here are some tips. Call RMT today for a GPS tracker for your teen’s vehicle.

While texting and driving isn’t something that teens do exclusively, teen drivers are less experienced than adult drivers (although that doesn’t make it okay for adult drivers to text while driving either, and adult drivers are just as guilty as teens). If your teen has a bad habit of texting while driving that you can’t break, here are some ways to try and stop this bad habit from getting out of control. See what your teens are doing at all times by installing a camera inside of your vehicle. This way, you can determine whether or not your teen isRead More

Teen Driving Stats You Didn’t Know

Here are some stats about teen driving that you didn’t know, and how to keep your teen safe with a tracking device from RMT.

It can be a terrifying thing thinking about the day that your child will drive. If that day has already come, there are some statistics that you should be aware of as a parent. Don’t let these statistics prevent you from giving your teen the keys, but be aware that teen drivers tend to get distracted and wind up in places they don’t belong more than other drivers. Take a look! 16 year olds get in more accidents than drivers of any other age. Why is this? Mostly because teens this age are just learning to drive, and aren’t asRead More

A Watch, Games, and GPS Tracker Combined

AmbyGear Smartwatch for Kids - Rocky Mountain Tracking Blog

Parents are usually torn when it comes to technology. Some love the way that certain devices can entertain kids for hours (tablets, anyone?), and others hate the idea of giving a child any kind of technology too early. But, what about a watch that combines educational games you’d want your kids to play with the safety that is a GPS tracking device? The new watch by Ambit Networks does all of those things, and it’s also a watch that your kids will like to wear. The AmbyGear watch was designed for kids, but also for parents that want to keepRead More

Celebs Love GPS Coordinate Tattoos

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The trend might have been started by Angelina Jolie, but ‘Guns and Roses’ guitarist Slash is carrying on the trend. What trend? The one where celebrities tattoo GPS coordinates on their bodies. Jolie has the coordinates of each of the birthplaces of all of her children tattooed on her arm, and Slash now has some coordinates of his own tattooed on his neck (ouch!). Slash’s Coordinate Significance According to various celebrity publications, Slash now has coordinates that lead to Chicago, Illinois, and Woodland Hills, California tattooed on his neck. Why? His new girlfriend (Slash has recently been divorced for theRead More

Looking for a GPS Watch? Try These.

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There are, arguably, more ways to get in shape now than there have ever been before. Not only are there a myriad of different fitness trackers, bands, and apps, but there are GPS watches that come with heart-rate monitors (essential for accurately tracking your workouts). If you’ve looked at apps and various trackers (some of which are useful too), but you really want a GPS watch, here are some of the better ones on the market. The TomTom Runner: With the TomTom runner, you’ll get TomTom GPS tracking technology (which is pretty well known in the consumer GPS mapping world), alongRead More

How to Make Your Teen a Safer Driver

Teen driver.

We can all remember when we were teens, and the excitement that came after completing driver’s education and passing that all-important test. What we didn’t think too much about then (because we were the kids behind the wheel!) was road safety. Concerns about driving safely while on the road are what parents tend to think about, and if this has been crossing your mind as your teen draws nearer and nearer to that driver’s license, you have every right to be concerned! Teens today have a lot of distractions to deal with. While we might have had a few friendsRead More

A Fast Thinking Sheriff Finds a Lost Boy

Lost pitbull dog.

Just a few days ago in Unicoi County, Tennessee, a boy’s dog went missing while the two were out on a hunting trip in the mountains. The boy’s dog was wearing a GPS tracking collar when it disappeared, and this prompted the young hunter to try and find his dog by tracing the GPS signal. After gathering some friends, it was decided that this boy and his friends would meet back at one particular spot after the boy had tracked down his dog. When the boy never returned to the original meeting place, the local Sheriff became worried, and gatheredRead More

New Dementia Research Places Importance on Distance

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Researchers have long believed that there might be a link between the area that a person feels comfortable traveling in each day and an early indication of Alzheimer’s disease. Using a GPS tracking system in conjunction with cell phone location data, researchers at the University of Waterloo have made that assumed connection much more real. How Far People Travel The U of W team found that by tracking people suffering from early Alzheimer’s using GPS tracking technology, there is a definite correlation between how far someone travels in a day and Alzheimer’s disease. As it turns out, those suffering fromRead More

How to Keep Kids Safe Online

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Kids want social media accounts, smartphones, and total access to tablets and computers. As a parent, you have two options. The first is to allow your kids some of that freedom while keeping a very watchful eye over what’s happening. The second is to restrict any kind of Internet access – which could backfire because most kids will simply use a friend’s device. Let’s go with the first option here, and assume that your kids have a decent amount of access to the Internet world. How can you effectively protect your kids from lurkers, predators, and others that simply want to do harm online? After beingRead More