Are you the parent of a new driver? Have you ever wondered how you could make driving safer for your son or daughter? Then perhaps there’s a simple solution you’ve completely overlooked.
Bearing in mind that young drivers (17-24 years old) are at a much higher risk of crashing than older drivers any responsible parent should be considering all available technology that could protect their child. It’s a fact that drivers aged 17-19 only make up 1.5% of UK licence holders, but are involved in 12% of fatal and serious crashes.
But what technology is available? Well you may have heard of ‘black box’ technology which involves fitting a black box under the bonnet which essentially works by assessing accelerating and harsh braking. This piece of kit is great but very limited. A much better way to monitor the driving is with a good quality in car camera.
Now you might be thinking to yourself “I’m a responsible mother but I don’t want to be accused of being Big Brother!” The In Car Camera will help your child provide evidence in the incidence of any crash. Without solid evidence it is likely to be assumed that the young driver is culpable for any fault.
And if your child needn’t worry that you’ll be eavesdropping on them. A good In Car Camera can be set so that audible recording is turned off. After all young Johnny and his pals don’t want mummy and daddy listening to their conversations.
But you may be asking yourself how does having an In Car Camera help make my child’s driving safer, surely it’s only useful after incidents have happened?
Well research has shown that young drivers are more likely to take many of the most serious risks, including speeding, overtaking blind, driving on drugs, and not wearing seat belts. It is believed this is due to the frontal lobe, the part of the brain that helps control impulses and emotions and assesses risk, is not fully developed until the mid-20s. Due to this fact the best way to curtail these reckless tendencies is through monitoring them. Now as it’s not practical to sit with your child on every journey so the In Car Camera does the job for you. And because your child knows their driving is being monitored they will be more conscientious.
Perhaps the most common risky behaviour young drivers engage in is speeding. It has been shown that excessive or inappropriate speed is known to be a key contributory factor in crashes involving young drivers in the UK and elsewhere. Research has found that a third of fatal young driver crashes in the USA are speed-related. Again this is where a good quality In Car Camera can assist because the speed can be recorded too.
So now you know the facts perhaps the best purchase you’ll make today is a good quality In Car Camera. Check out our range today