By Greg Bartlett
GPS tracking technology has become a mainstay in monitoring vehicles, assets, and people. It makes use of one or more of the thirty-some satellites that are floating in space. Satellites transmit information, and that information is received by the owners of tracking devices. Tracking devices, such as teen tracking devices, transmit information that can be accessed by anyone with access to a web-enabled device such as a computer or a mobile phone. Tracking devices are used to locate cars, assets-like cargo, and people-such as children, elderly parents, and teenagers. In fact, teen tracking devices are quickly becoming a very popular way to ensure children’s safety.
Teenagers, much to their dismay, are inexperienced drivers. Their reflexes are not as precise and immediate as their parents’ or older counterparts’ reflexes are. Sadly, there is proof of this as car accidents are the number one killer of young people between the ages of sixteen and twenty every year. It is reported that nearly 6,000 teenagers are killed every year in car accidents. Whether they are the drivers or passengers, teenagers fall prey to accidents. They are easily distracted by phones, texting, radio, and other passengers. Teenagers who have caused accidents admit to being easily distracted, and teenagers hurt in accidents admit that, in many cases, the driver was not as focused as he should have been.
As the number of teen-related accidents and deaths rises, so does the desire of parents, friends, law enforcement officers, and insurance companies to stop these needless deaths. One company, AIG, is taking this to the next level. They recently launched a pilot program that allows policyholders to purchase teen tracking devices and install them into their cars to track young drivers. These GPS trackers allow parents to track their children’s whereabouts on any web-enabled device. The information that is received includes the location of the car, the car’s speed, the car’s route of travel, and any stops the car may have made along the way.
Teenagers, as you can imagine, are not crazy about being “tailed” like this, but it is definitely for their own good and for the good of the other drivers on the road. Protection like this will make the roads safer, and it will keep the teenage driver in your house far more alert and defensive. Teen tracking devices are an extremely effective way to utilize GPS technology in today’s society.