New Devices to Monitor Teen Driving

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Insurance companies and automobile manufacturers are now offering electronic devices designed to monitor teens as they drive. Research shows that such devices reduce risky driving behaviors. For example, American Family Insurance Company offers a “DriveCam,” which records video when a teen driver makes a mistake. Parents can then review the video with their teen driver to correct the mistakes. This device has reportedly led to a 65-70% reduction in distracted driving, tailgating, speeding and other unsafe driving. In addition, Ford Motor Company offers the “MyKey” feature, which controls vehicle speed and car audio volume, and blocks incoming phone calls and text messages.

The Wisconsin personal injury attorneys of Samster, Konkel & Safran applaud efforts to encourage safe driving. We are committing to reducing automobile accidents. In fact, we are involved in a campaign to end texting while driving and distracted driving. Blue thumb bands are available for drivers to show their pledge to not text and drive. Visit our office at 1110 North Old World Third Street, Suite 405, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203, e-mail our office, or call our office to get the thumb bands. Please be on the lookout for our public service announcements on television, radio and the internet. Also, if you know of a school or group looking to have a distracted driving presentation provided, please contact us and one of our attorneys would be happy to provide a free presentation and thumb bands.

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