LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TeenSafe, the first and leading independent smartphone control and monitoring service for parents, is joining with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 15-21)
to encourage all parents to talk to their teens about smartphone distracted driving.
According to the NHTSA motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In 2015, 1,972 teen passenger-vehicle drivers (15 to 18 years old) were involved in fatal traffic crashes, resulting in 2,207 deaths nationwide. An estimated 99,000 teen drivers of passenger vehicles were injured in vehicle traffic crashes. And the CDC states that drivers under 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes.
“Teen smartphone distracted driving is an issue we can all help eliminate,” says TeenSafe CEO Ralph Acosta. “Parental control apps can make certain that teens are not distracted by smartphones while driving. Teen Driver Safety Week is about raising awareness, saving lives, and making our roads safer for everyone.”
TeenSafe publishes numerous educational tools to help parents discuss these risks with their teens.
- Infographic and parent survey showing 90% of parents would use a mobile app to decrease their teens’ distracted driving
- Checklist for teen drivers at https://www.teensafe.com/blog/teensafe-safety-checklist-for-teen-drivers/
- Stories on the dangers of texting while driving at https://www.teensafe.com/blog/why-not-to-text-and-drive-stories-that-will-convince-you/
NHTSA’s website, www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving, also has information and statistics on teen driving and outlines the basic rules parents can use to help reduce accidents.
More than 1 million parents have turned to TeenSafe to effectively manage how the digital world impacts their children’s lives. The iPhone TeenSafe Control App available in the App Store includes,
- Scheduling and pausing to remotely lock teen’s iPhone while driving except for making/receiving emergency calls
- Scheduling and pausing smartphone during meals, bedtime, study time, etc.
- Control of all apps, in-app purchasing
- Blocking camera functions
Since 2011, TeenSafe has helped millions of parents safeguard their children from online threats. TeenSafe Monitor enables parents to view texts, deleted texts, location, web history and more. The TeenSafe Control parent app pauses and schedules app, data and phone use and protects teens against distracted driving. TeenSafe, “built by parents for parents,” is a proud sponsor of the National PTA and is the “ultimate app for preventing cyberbullying,” according to NBC. Follow TeenSafe’s blog.