For most parents, the moment their child starts to drive is a very nerve-wracking one. You can’t help but worry about them every time they get behind the wheel.
But now, there is a way to help ease those worries and give you peace of mind – GPS tracking for new drivers.
Installing a GPS tracking device into a new driver’s vehicle can bring many benefits for both parents and the new driver alike.
From peace of mind over the location of the driver to the possible reductions in insurance premiums, GPS tracking could be the answer and deliver some great benefits too.
Total peace of mind for parents
By having a GPS tracking device installed in your child’s car, you can see exactly where they are at all times. This could be especially helpful if your child is travelling long distances on their own for the first time.
Your child who is a new driver may not thank you at first for installing a tracking device on his or her car, but if it gives you peace of mind then it is worth considering.
New drivers can be more at risk of having an accident or driving in ways that they shouldn’t. That new-found freedom can lead to younger drivers being reckless behind the wheel so having a GPS tracking device installed on their car, can help you to see how they are driving and then give advice on better driving practices should they need it.
A GPS tracking device could be the best way for your new driver child to show you that they are sticking to the rules and thus help to build your trust about how they are doing behind the wheel.
Worry less about emergencies
It’s a scary thought but new drivers are at far greater risk of being involved in an accident than more experienced drivers. It’s part and parcel of being a new driver and learning the ways of the road not in the confines of an instructor or other experienced driver.
1 in 5 young drivers crash within the first year of passing their test, with over 1500 killed or seriously injured on the roads in the UK every single year. That’s a shocking statistic but one to be mindful of when your young driver gets out on the road.
GPS tracking could help to alleviate some of these worries as young drivers who know they are being monitored may think twice about partaking in risky driving behaviour like speeding, which is one of the most common risk factors in accidents involving young drivers.
Having a tracker installed may also help if the driver has an accident in you being able to quickly and easily locate them. Imagine the new driver has ventured out onto a country road and does not know where they are at the time of the accident – with a GPS tracker installed, you could easily find their exact location on the map allowing you quickly attend to the scene or direct emergency services to their exact position.
Possible reduction in insurance premiums
Another great benefit of installing a GPS tracking device on a new driver’s vehicle is that it could help to reduce the lofty insurance premiums that new drivers can expect to pay for the first few years on the road.
Typical insurance costs for young drivers (aged 18-20) can be in excess of £900 per year on average, with this dropping down for drivers aged 21-25 to around £650 per year on average, although these premiums can be far higher for newer drivers.
Insurance is expensive for new drivers as they are a far greater risk to insurance companies. Younger drivers see average claims resulting from accidents much higher in value than older drivers so it’s no wonder their premiums are so much higher.
GPS tracking can be a way to reduce insurance costs as it can be seen to lower the risk in the eyes of insurance companies. It’s worth pointing out to your insurer that you have installed a GPS tracking device on the vehicle of the new driver and see if this can be used to reduce the price.
GPSBob has a great range of GPS Tracking devices that are perfect for new drivers and their parents. From simple two-wire install trackers that connect discreetly under the bonnet to the cars battery, or plug & play tracking devices that connect to the vehicle OBD port or cigarette lighter, we’ve got the perfect tracking device for you.
GPS tracker devices from only £149.99, with 5 years of tracking data, a GPS tracking app, and no contracts or monthly fees make GPSBob the perfect solution for you. Visit our shop today and find your perfect tracking device.