If you are the parent of a teenage driver, you worry. There is simply no way around it. You wonder if your teen will get where they are going safely, you wonder if they will be pulled over, and you wonder if they are driving how you taught them. The good news is that being the parent of a teen driver means that you have access to a variety of apps that can help alleviate some of that concern.
Here are the top driving apps on today’s market for teen drivers.
This app is available for both Android and Apple devices. It costs $79, but is well worth it. The app works with a link to silence incoming notifications when your teen drives. If your teen is involved in an accident, the app will alert emergency officials. Unlike some, this app is backed by real people at a call center. The app will also keep track of the way your teen drives.
Another app that is available across devices, Canary costs just under $15 and will tell you if your teen unlocks their phone while they are driving. It will also tell you if the drive too fast and if they send or receive text messages. Think of Canary like an annoying little sibling who has a bad habit of tattling.
This app is available for Windows, Blackberry, Android and Apple. It will bypass the GPS and relies on Bluetooth. The app allows you to turn permissions off to a certain device while allowing others to work. It can also be set up to restrict certain users from doing certain things. It’s a great app if you have a teen who will be driving with family members in the car.
This app can be purchased for Apple, Android or Blackberry. Use it if you want your teen to be able to communicate without their hands. The app forces phones to read and send text messages and emails with voice commands. It doesn’t turn anything off, which is what you may ultimately need, but it does make things safer.
Available for Android and Apple, this app is like having a driving coach in the passenger seat. The app will note where your teen drives, what routes they take and whether or not they break the laws of the road. The app will also block incoming calls and messages while the car is in motion. At the end of your teen’s drive, the app gives them a score to tell them how well they drove.
This app is only available for Apple, and it was originally designed to track a teen’s progress toward earning their driver’s license. The app tracks weather conditions, routes, maps and driving time. It offers suggestions for other types of driving, giving your teen more practice on the road in a variety of conditions.
This one is for Android only and free for Sprint customers. The app will intercept phone calls and automatically reply to the person calling. As soon as the car reaches speeds of 10 mph, the app will silence notifications. Unfortunately, while this app is incredibly useful, your teen can turn it off if they want to.
Android and Apple users can download this app that is designed to reinforce a teen driver’s safe habits. When a young driver completes the program, they are eligible for a lower rate on State Farm auto insurance. The app not only logs driving habits, but it offers tips on how to drive safely.
Android, Blackberry and Apple users can install this app on their phone. It will allow you to have complete control over your teen’s phone’s features while your teen is behind the wheel. You select the speed and features become disabled. You can also locate your teen’s cell phone on a map so you always know where they are.
It can be difficult to know what your teen driver is doing every second of the day, but these apps give you information you wouldn’t otherwise have. If you have a teen driver in the house, any one of these apps will be useful. Download your favorite or download them all — there is no such thing as being too safe when it comes to your young driver.
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