As the father of a teen, my daughter gets a very short leash
Potomac Falls, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2008
FindWhere, a pioneer and global leader of real-time GPS location tracking, today announced its support for National Teen Driver Safety Week, to be held October 19 - 25, 2008. Established by Congress last year, Teen Driver Safety Week was developed to focus attention on the nation's epidemic of teen car crashes and to raise awareness about the need for road traffic safety among youth.
Preventable motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens nationally. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 33 percent of teen driver fatalities involve speeding. For parents, it is increasingly important to promote driver safety and monitor their teens' driving behavior.
Parents seeking additional security and peace of mind for their teens' safety are beginning to turn to GPS tracking and navigation solutions. FindWhere's web-based tracking service enables parents to know at any time where their teens are and have been, using GPS tracking devices or GPS enabled mobile phones.
"As the father of a teen, my daughter gets a very short leash," said Jon Mason, author of the popular tech blog Gadgetell. "With Findwhere, I can get alerted when she crosses over our town line, travels at over 65mph, or even if she travels to a dead end street ... Perhaps even better, she can hit the panic button and I am alerted to her location immediately."
"Many young drivers have a sense of invincibility on the road that factor into high-risk actions such as excessive speeding," added Melanie Davidson, Director of Marketing and Communications at FindWhere. "Our service allows parents to monitor their teen's driving habits from their cell phone or computer. Teenagers tend to respond by driving more safely, while parents can have peace of mind in knowing immediately where and how fast their teen is driving."
Information about teen driver safety and National Teen Driver Safety Week are available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at stokes.chop.edu/programs/injury/our_research/ydri.php.
For more information on how FindWhere's GPS tracking and location-based services can help keep your family safe, please visit http://www.findwhere.com/family-sales-contact.html. In addition to providing solutions for families, FindWhere helps businesses improve efficiency, prevent loss, manage risk and optimize security. Learn more at http://www.findwhere.com.
Founded in 2002, FindWhere has transformed the complexity of advanced GPS, satellite mapping, and wireless communication into down-to-earth, straightforward precision tracking and location services. FindWhere delivers advanced features and functionality in an accurate and easy to use solution that offers parents and families peace of mind in knowing the location of their loved ones and businesses an improved bottom line with asset monitoring and remote workforce management. FindWhere partners with enterprises and institutions worldwide to provide location solutions that are easily integrated within existing applications.
FindWhere is led by a team of veteran executives with extensive wireless, sales and marketing, business development and operational expertise working together to deliver peace of mind solutions. FindWhere is a private company located in Potomac Falls, VA. http://www.findwhere.com.