The scary reality is that as anxious as your teen is to get their driver’s license, the risk of them having an auto accident increases. For any parent this is stressful and is a point of concern. Parents and their teens need to understand the major responsibility they undertake when they hit the road. Yes, parents too. They need to lead by example and be a good role model. If a parent doesn’t use their seatbelt, which is the law in Florida, the teen is likely to mimic this when the parent is not around.
A new group called, GoTellMom.com is hitting the pavement and creating an awareness and accountability to drive responsibly.
The goal of the program: to protect teenage drivers and promote safe driving habits.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Drivers aged 16 to 19 years of age have the highest average annual crash and traffic violation rates of any other age group.” In addition, “16-year-olds are 3 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than the average of all drivers.”
The GoTellMom program is designed to protect your child, while correcting & preventing bad driving habits early, helping to reduce accidents and injury to your child and others.
GoTellMom also covers Florida. If you click on their Report a Driving Incident, Florida is listed among all the United States.
In a recent press release by Go TellMom:
With the GoTellMom.com program, parents register online and receive a “How’s My Teen’s Driving?” bumper sticker with a unique privacy protected identification number. If a fellow driver or witness observes unsafe driving habits by the teen, they can call or visit GoTellMom.com to report the incident using the 4 digit code on the bumper sticker. GoTellMom.com will then send a detailed email report notifying the parents.
Studies show that commercial vehicles utilizing “How’s My Driving” stickers reported a 20% decrease in accidents and traffic violations.
By placing the GoTellMom.com sticker on a teen’s car, parents have taken a proactive step towards preventing bad driving habits, ultimately keeping their teens safe.
Whether it is speeding, texting while driving, a taillight out or just careless teen driving – the community can call or report to GoTellMom.com, and the teen’s parent will instantly be notified. If teen drivers know that the community is watching and at any time a report can be made, then safe driving will become a priority.
Launched in 2010, GoTellMom.com is a proactive way for parents and the community to monitor teen drivers and moreover help correct bad driving habits early. For more information, please visit www.GoTellMom.com.
Be an educated parent, you will have safer teens.