My daughter will be driving soon and I want to be able to monitor her
driving when I am not in the car. Some may say it is spying, but I
have made my mind up and I want to do it. My daughter is all for it as
well. She knows it will be in the car, and as a result, it will keep
I am looking for a gps system that will tell me speeds and where she
has driven. Most will also alert of jack rabbit starts and sudden
stops along with excessive g-forces during turns (Taking turns too
fast). I want all of this, but I also want a camera in the car mounted
on the rear-view mirror. I want to monitor how many friends she has in
the car at a given time and make sure she is focused on driving and
not her friends or the radio or texting or applying make-up or what
ever else kids may do while driving. I am hoping for a camera that
will take a snap shot of the interior of the vehicle say every 30
seconds and upload them to a website where I can monitor from any
If any of you are familiar with any of these teen driver monitors, I
would appreciate and recommendations.
I believe in trust...but verify. If she knows she is being monitored
with video while driving, she wont be tempted if a "Friend" says "it's
ok to drink one beer while you drive" or "I can drink while you
drive" I hear many parents complain about kids who text while
driving. How many are actually involved in trying to eliminate the
This is not just for kids. I work with a fleet of vehicles. The owner
has had to put up with his drivers rear ending cars, and calls from
people for his drivers driving like maniacs. He is considering putting
cameras in his fleet vehicles as well. Just the knowledge that they
are there and can be viewed is enough to make some drive more
I remember the specifics, but there are two other options available to
you. You can pull the computer from her car and read it. It'll tell
you what she's been up to but not where. You can get replacement ones
with longer memories if you need it. You can also get a replacement
and drive good with it. Then slam your brakes on and come to a stop.
Pull the memory module and throw it in your glove compartment. Then
if you have an accident, you can swop the modules and "prove" you
weren't speeding !
There is also some nanny-type app for cell phones so you know where
she is. It might also track speed, but I don't know.
It's a little late to become a "parent", now, via technology.
Had you instilled in her good defensive driving practices from her
toddler years instead of getting her accustomed to enduring G forces
you wouldn't have a worry about *her* driving, now, when it's
*****way***** too late.
You keep that in mind if she's involved in an "accident".
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