Device Designed to Keep Teens Driving Safely
A new device lets you monitor your teen's driving habits — and give reminders — when you're no longer sitting in the front passenger seat. For about $76, you can install CarChip Pro's driving monitor and set alarms for exceeding a certain speed limit; accelerating, braking or driving too aggressively; or violating the limits of a parent-teen driving contract (provided for free at saferteendriver.com).
CarChip Pro continuously records the speed and indicates the time of day so you know when he is driving at night. Download the data to your PC to monitor driving habits as well as track engine performance. There is no contract or monthly fee. Visit saferteendriver.com for more information and a Web-based hazard perception evaluation program for teens that launched in February.