I've officially ruined my 16 year old son's life. Moms of teens, enter here to see how you can too!!!
I called my insurance guy today (American Family) to ask what I need to do because Corey got his drivers permit and will become a restricted license in October. He told me about their Teen Safe Driving program and it's FREE for Am Fam customers.
Here's the low-down:
First off - Am Fam pays for EVERYTHING. The camera, installation and service. (The service alone for a non customer is $60 a month.)
A small camera will be installed on the rearview mirror of his car (when he starts driving alone). It will have a view of inside the car, and outside over the hood. Whenever there is any swerving, sudden accelleration, sudden braking, or anything that could be deemed unsafe driving, I will receive an email of the video of the intsance in question. It records 10 seconds at a time. I will know if he was on his phone, wearing his seatbelt, or turned around talking to friends in his car. Perry (my insurance rep) told me that he has seen a DRASTIC decrease in tickets and accidents since this program became available. :)
I told him that I will be signing up for this, and he is thoroughly PISSED. But I like the peace of mind it's giving me. :) I've been with Am Fam for 10 years now and have always been VERY happy with them. This program is also available nationwide. So if you don't have Am Fam, and you have teenagers, maybe now is the time to call for a quote. :)
Just wanted to share!