Teen driver safety has always been a top concern for parents and communities nationwide. Now, a new company is taking proactive steps to address this issue head-on.
How's My Teen Driver is proud to announce its launch as a dedicated and innovative solution for enhancing the safety of teenage drivers. How's My Teen Driver was started by two fathers of driving aged teens in an effort to promote safe driving habits. Being worried for their own kids, these two dads delved deep into understanding the unique challenges and risks associated with young drivers on the road. With the mission to promote responsible driving habits and reduce accidents among teenage drivers, this Idaho-based startup is set to revolutionize the way parents and guardians monitor and support their teen's driving experience by relying not on new technology, but something as simple a bumper sticker. HMTD’s unique approach to teen driver safety offers parents real time, community-sourced information on their teen’s driving habits. How’s My Teen Driver relies on community members, dubbed Road Guardians, to report dangerous or commendable driving habits anonymously by telephone or online. That information then gets passed onto the subscriber of the service.
When I started researching HMTD, I was shocked to find out that according to the NHTSA, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury and death amongst teenagers in the United States,” said Andrew Fullmer, CEO and co-founder of How’s My Teen Driver.
The number of vehicle-related teen deaths increase year over year despite investments in technologies such as family tracking apps and cars embedded with automated driver assistance. Technology notifications often drown themselves in white noise and information can get lost. “You wouldn’t send your kids out on a field trip without a guardian, so it would make sense that our kids shouldn’t be on the road by themselves either. Road Guardians are people in the community that recognize that we all play apart in ensuring the safety of our most vulnerable on the road,” said Fullmer. How’s My Teen Driver picks up where technology fails by harnessing the power of community because there is no substitute for a Guardian who cares.
Subscribers of the How’s My Teen Driver service receive a bumper sticker kit that can be placed on their teen’s vehicles. The cost is $20 for enrollment and $8 monthly. “When someone see the How’s My Teen Driver sticker on a car, the Road Guardian network is visually activated. A bumper sticker on a teen's vehicle is a simple way to tell the community when to take extra precautions and pay more attention,” said Matt Carter, the COO and Co-Founder of How’s My Teen Driver." We understand that allowing your teenager to hit the road for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience for parents. How's My Teen Driver aims to ease those anxieties by engaging the watchful eyes of the Road Guardians network. In the absence of a parent, if a bumper sticker can activate that network and save a life, we can all share in that success," said Carter. For more information on How’s My Teen Driver, please visit www.howsmyteendriver.com
This is not a paid endorsement, but an announcement of a new option now available to parents. Used with permission.