Distracted driving is one of the main concerns for parents of novice drivers. Sentinel by VRM Telematics in Santa Clarita has a patented device that helps to teach teenage drivers safe driving skills. The Sentinel technology monitors and reports in-vehicle cell phone use, as well as speeding, location, and time. Parents can be notified via text or email in real-time when their teen is exhibiting risky driving behaviors.
Audio messages can be sent to the device to let the driver know that they should pull over safely and check their messages. With this feature, parents can communicate with their teen without the use of a cell phone. The Sentinel helps drivers develop the habit of putting their phone in airplane mode, or turning it off, while driving. This habit completely eliminates the most dangerous of all distracted driving behaviors – cell phone use.
Safe Driving in Santa Clarita
With teenagers being so involved in their smartphones, it can be easy for them to be distracted. And being distracted while driving can have tragic results. No parent wants to get that late-night call that something has happened to their child, such as a car crash while paying attention to their phone. Smartphones are very good for sharing information, texting, taking pictures and social media. But smartphones should never be used while driving. That is where Sentinel comes into play.
The Sentinel is a device that plugs into the OBDII port in the vehicle. Parents can monitor their teens driving behavior on their desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device. The device can let the parents know that when their child is starting and ending a drive, using their phone when they should be focusing on driving, speeding, in unauthorized areas, or out after a specific curfew time.
A distracted driver is a dangerous driver. Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among teens. With teenagers these days becoming so much more attached to their phones with texting, talking, and social media, this needs to be addressed now. The Sentinel can help parents ensure that the phone of the driver is turned off, or on in airplane mode, eliminating the distraction.There is essentially no need to use a phone while you are driving. The focus should be on the road and the traffic ahead. Anything that takes a driver’s hands off of the wheel, their eyes off of the road, or their mind off of driving is a distraction.
Help VRM Telematics, the National Safety Council, the CDC, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, and many other organizations to put a stop to distracted driving on our roadways.
Sentinel is located at 27240 Turnberry Lane Suite 200, Valencia, CA. This is in the Santa Clarita Valley, and they can also be reached at (661) 249-4393. Call for order information or for any questions or concerns.
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227240 Turnberry Lane, Suite 200
Valencia, California 91355
P: (661) 249-4393
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