Smartphone App Monitors Teen Driving

By: CNN
By: CNN

Some parents get nervous whenever their teenager gets behind the wheel of a car. Well, a Tennessee man has created a smart phone app that he says will show if your teen is following the rules of the road.

Paul Hart loves his granddaughter and wants her to be safe. So safe, in fact, that he's developed a new smart phone app to keep track of her while she's on the road.

"She was driving me home one afternoon on a four lane, and I looked over and we were running too fast," he said.

After he got home from his fast ride, hart began to develop the new mobile technology. Through it you can set a boundary as small as a city block or as big as an entire city to track your kids when they're out of eyesight.

"If you're speeding or out of bounds or texting and driving, you will get a Google map on this alert through a text message and it will show you where they are and when the infraction occurred."

Safety information and protection system, or SIPS, is only available on the android app market. In two weeks, iPhone users will be able to purchase the tracking software.

"When you turn 15, your mom or dad are in the car with you and you do what they want you to do. Turn 16 and the story changes."

Hart says the new sips technology will even alert your child to call home if you're looking for them.

"Once they learn you're not spying, you're not watching every move they make, they're OK with it because they quit speeding, they quit going out of bounds, and they quit texting or driving."

In order for the app to work, it has to be downloaded to both the parent and the child's cell phone.


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