Video cameras placed a teen’s car can lower the risk of unsafe driving. If the teen is involved in a wreck, swerves or stops, video is uploaded from a DriveCam to the internet where a parent may view it. A study shows that these episodes, called “safety events,” are 88% less likely when they have a camera watching them drive. They are caught on camera whenever they text, or take a curve too fast. Teens can also view the footage of the wrongdoings themselves.
According to news reports, a major insurance company is already offering the cameras free to their customers. The DriveCam device is sold for $495 and they charge $50 for installation, with a $30/month fee to have “professional driving analysts” rate the teen’s driving performance. The fact there is so much technology now, and many teens carry cellular phones, causes concern among parents who want to be sure their teenager is not driving dangerously. As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I’m glad technology like this will help parents monitor their child’s safety and reduce unsafe driving. If you or a loved one were harmed by an unsafe driver, discuss your case with a Harrisburg car accident lawyer.Tweet