High tech allows parents to watch teen driving via Internet - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

High tech allows parents to watch teen driving via Internet

SPOKANE, Wash. - A program designed to help teen drivers change their bad habits is catching on.

It allows parents to see and hear exactly what their kids are doing in the car.

It's called the "Teen Safe Driver Program" and is the brain-child of American Family Insurance. A tiny camera installed inside the car, records sights and sounds inside and outside the vehicle. It records risky driving behaviors such as swerving, hard braking and sudden acceleration.

Those clips are then sent in for analysis where experts grade the driver.

A report card is then sent to the drivers' parents along with video clips.

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