Peace of Mind and Teenage Drivers

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School has been back in session for a few weeks and you perhaps have a teen driver on your hands this year. As a parent of a teenager, how do you ensure your child remains safe behind the wheel while they are driving, but also with the plethora of new drivers on the road?

U.S. Cellular has some great tips for ensuring teen drivers (and you) stay safe on the road

Back to school brings a lot of new changes and more teen drivers on the road. Even with the most responsible teens, driving is a major milestone. Since U.S. Cellular has a high-quality network with national coverage, you can stay connected in big and small cities, as well as rural communities. Check out these great resources that can help families with young drivers keep peace of mind:vehicle-monitoring

  • U.S. Cellular’s Vehicle Monitoring System allows parents to identify their son or daughter’s location and any mechanical issues with the car. After putting the easy-to-install module in the car, moms and dads can use the app on their Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge to check a vehicle’s location on a map as well as decipher engine codes to be aware of mechanical issues.  
  • U.S. Cellular’s Parent-Child Agreement is a great resource to help facilitate a conversation with families around acceptable use of mobile devices. You can download the agreement here: Parent/Child Agreement.
    • The agreement is free to download, is customizable, and parents can use it to set certain parameters for phone use as well as driving responsibilities and limitations. Parents and teenagers can agree in writing that young drivers should not use their cellphones while driving.
    • According to a recent Better Moments survey, 82 percent of parents surveyed have rules about their kids’ cellphone use. What are your rules?

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Do you have any rules you enforce? 


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21 thoughts on “Peace of Mind and Teenage Drivers

  • October 7, 2015 at 2:08 pm
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    My kids are still a ways away from driving, but now that my son is 11, the reality is, it is only 5 years away. I am scared.

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  • October 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm
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    I would do anything to keep my kiddo safe! By the time he can drive I hope there is a lot more safety features on the car or cell phone to make sure they are not distracted.

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  • October 7, 2015 at 4:20 pm
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    Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ll be doing something like this when my kids are old enough to drive. Frankly, the though horrifies me!

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  • October 7, 2015 at 4:21 pm
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    My son just started driving, and it’s horrifying. He’s been really responsible, but I still worry every time he goes out.

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  • October 7, 2015 at 4:21 pm
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    I’m so, so glad my kids aren’t anywhere near old enough to drive yet. I get a little freaked out just thinking about it, and my oldest is only 7!

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  • October 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm
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    This is an awesome way to have an agreement in place for the kids. This will have them making safe decisions.

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  • October 7, 2015 at 6:55 pm
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    I am not a parent but I bet most parents find it very stressful when their teens learn how to drive. Some kids take it very seriously and are very good at it, while others do not. I can see how this monitoring system will be very helpful for families with teen drivers.

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  • October 7, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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    Us Cellular was the first cell phone company we ever had. Great memories!

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  • October 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm
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    This is a really neat thing. I have a few years before my kids start driving but it’s nice to know technology is advancing in this area too.

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  • October 8, 2015 at 8:14 am
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    I don’t like being behind someone who is texting bothers me so much. So we don’t text at all. Once in a while if needed I will pull aside to send a text. Safety first!

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  • October 8, 2015 at 11:19 am
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    In five years, my first born will start driving. It scares me so we always told them what to do and what not to do when we are on the road.

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  • October 8, 2015 at 2:06 pm
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    My son is not driving yet, but I certainly love the idea of the vehicle monitoring system. I am an overprotective mom I guess, but at least I’ll not worry that much when I know where he’s at.

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  • October 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm
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    I hate texting and driving. I keep shouting my husband for it. It caused many accidents in my area. 🙁

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  • October 8, 2015 at 2:46 pm
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    I have two teenage drivers and it is always stressful when they are out with the car. I am not worried about their driving as i am about the other people driving. We live in a big city with a lot of traffic.

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  • October 8, 2015 at 2:57 pm
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    My kids arent old enough to drive, thank goodness. But when they are, I know I’ll be looking into something like this to ensure their safety!

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  • October 8, 2015 at 8:14 pm
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    nope, not going to think about my kids driving! AHHH!! But I will pass this on to other families with teen drivers lol

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  • October 11, 2015 at 7:58 am
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    This is a great idea, I’m so thankful I have another four to five years until my son is able to drive. The thought of that makes my nerves all kinds of bad.

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  • October 11, 2015 at 4:33 pm
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    This is a great campaign that U. S. Cellular One has for the parents of new drivers and the new drivers. It is a very scary thing for parents when their teens start to drive. Thanks for sharing the awareness.

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  • October 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm
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    This is so important for new drivers. I didn’t start driving until I was 21!

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  • October 17, 2015 at 12:42 am
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    I am thankfully a little ways from this point! I am not ready for that yet! My little guy is only in 2nd grade but I know before i know it, he will have his license. =(

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