Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous hazards on the road, especially among teenage drivers. With auto insurance rates already high for these young drivers, it’s important that you try and avoid any potential insurance claims.
Chubb Insurance just released an article that highlights some of the available technologies to help your teen drivers avoid distracted driving and stay safe on the road. Some of the apps actually put a lock on the texting function while driving, while others monitor the driving behavior.
Here are some of the apps listed within the article:
DriveMode: This is a free app for Android and Blackberry users that actually responds to all incoming texts with a short message that the recipient is driving and will respond to them soon.
Canary: Canary is an app for both the iPhone and Android that allows parents to monitor their child’s cell phone usage in real time while driving. It records the times the cell phone is used and actually notifies parents if the child attempts to disable it.
TextBuster: Is a hardware device you actually install in your car the temporarily disables text messaging, email, and internet access while the driver is in the vehicle. It does, however, allow the phone to still make and receive phone calls and use the GPS.
iGuardian Teen: This is an Android app that actually shows parents what their child is doing in the car. It monitors driving speeds, distance traveled, and phone usage.
If you are in the Denver Metro or Arvada area and you are interest in how using these apps will help you qualify for insurance discounts, please give our office a call.