Monitoring driving habits #StraightTalkTesters #giveaway

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The Safe Drive Car connection by Straight Talk is a really great device, which greatly decreases the worries of having a driving aged child. As part of Straight Talk’s new product category “connected life” the Safe Drive Car Connection helps you keep up with your teenager when they’re on the road, and allows them to sharpen up their driving skills in the process. Monitoring driving habits (of your kids and yourself) with smart devices is something many of us should consider. I know it’s made me more cognizant of things! car_connection_straight-talk

We all know texting and driving is one of the most dangerous habits in young people and adults alike. We also know that it can be hard to fight the urge at times, especially for younger, easily-distracted drivers. With the free, third-party ZoomSafer app, available on both the iTunes App Store and  Google Play, Safe Driver Car Connection can restrict text messages and phone usage while driving to eliminate this risk. It also allows you to track your vehicle through the use of GPS at any time, right from your home computer OR from your cell phone or tablet. You can see if your car is being towed, moved, or if your teen has driven outside of a predetermined area you gave them permission to drive! That feature alone is enough to convince me of its worth!
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But there’s more! Ever wondered how your child (or spouse) drives when you aren’t present? Safe Driver Car Connection actually allows you to receive a driver score report to monitor anyone’s vehicle use and driving habits! I’m not going to tell you who was driving the van recently.  (Photo above) You’ll notice the driving score is a 70 – one of us has been a little heavy on the gas pedal.  That number may not seem significant, but as you scroll through the data on the Car Connection app, you can see how those types of habits literally cost you more money, based on the average price of gas for where YOU live. It IS significant.

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Another device in the Connected Life line of products is the Remote Alert System. This system allows you to stay connected with your household while you are away. Its built-in wireless module can send an SMS Text message or place a phone call to up to eight pre-assigned numbers when a sensor is triggered in your own home. You can enhance this kit further by adding accessories like an additional motion sensor, magnetic door/window sensors, and a remote control key fob.

One reader will win a Safe Drive Car Connection Device from Straight Talk!

 

 

This post is brought to you as part of my ongoing participation in the Straight Talk Testers program.  While I am compensated via service, product and payment for my participation, I’m also well into my third year of being a Straight Talk customer and have been very happy with the services offered.

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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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  • I like that it can asses the driving habits.

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  • I could see a competition between my husband and I brewing over this. Thank you

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  • My fave feature is that it can restrict text messages and phone usage while driving

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  • I like that this system can also monitor the maintenance needs.

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  • I like that you can restrict text messaging while driving

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  • I like the GPS tracking.

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  • My favorite feature is that you can restrict text messages while driving!

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  • I really like that it gives you a score! Would be curious to see mine, and my soon to be driver!

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    • It’s pretty cool- lots of good info. I wish we’d taken the van to Boston today for the Sox game- would have liked to see how that made an impact on the score. Of course, we each drove one way…

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  • This would be great for teen drivers. I love driving monitors like this.

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  • This sounds like a great device that will give parents and caregivers a piece of mind. I’m going to check it out for my niece.

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  • Straighttalk is great! This is an awesome product.

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  • Wow, this is great for teens! I would love to know how they’re doing

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  • This would be great for when my daughter is old enough to drive.

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  • This is so great! I like that it will show you if someone drove where they weren’t supposed to!

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  • What a great device. While this would be great for me I think my daughter who’s a brand new driver would benefit from this more.

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  • That sounds like a cool thing to have. I think I would get competitive with my husband about who is the better driver. I would love to be more efficient with my gasoline usage.

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  • That car connection device is neat! I could use one of those for my oldest who’s now driving.

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  • This is a super crazy, yet useful invention. Great little device for kids learning to drive and the rest of us too!

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  • I like how it screen driver behavior and vehicle health
    from any Internet-connected device

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  • I would like the monitoring other drivers for sure. Great for my teen and young adult drivers.

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  • You know what? I’d love this technology! I totally love my 10 year old daughter. So when she’s 16 and in a car by herself — I NEED to know that she is okay.

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  • This is a great idea. I’d use it if I had a teen driver at home.

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  • I like that this system can also monitor your cars health and maintenance needs. I think that’s an equally important part of safe driving we often forget.

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  • I love that this offers a bit of peace of mind. My son will be getting his license in about 6 months!

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  • The predetermined area to drive is really neat. I remember wondering where my oldest was going and this would have been great to keep my stress down.

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  • Sounds like a really great idea! We don’t drive but if we did, I would love this!

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  • This is a pretty neat device. I am guilty of driving distractions – my score would probably be really low!

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  • I don’t know if I would want to know my driving habits! I might break the Safe Car Drive Connection with some of the horrible driving moves I’ve done! (This would be great if I had a child who was driving!)

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  • I think this is brilliant and definitely want one! My boys will be reaching driving age in a few years. but until then, I still want it for the awesome feature to restrict texting while driving. That would save anyone from any distraction!

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  • This is such a cool idea. I like that you can set a predetermined area where it is ok for your teen to drive.

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  • Having a daughter driving now I can see how this can be beneficial to both the student driver and the parents!

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  • I think this is awesome. I would love to know my driving habits.

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