Snow, ice, thick fog and heavy rain – according to a new Life360 poll, parents worry more about teen driver safety when it comes to hazardous winter road conditions (86%), than they do about teens drinking alcohol (48%) or having unprotected sex (60%).
With AAA expecting the largest volume of Thanksgiving travelers since 2005 – and 48.5 million of them planning a road trip – congested highways mixed with approaching winter road conditions are making safety an even greater concern. And apparently, young drivers get that. According to the survey, nearly 70% of teens are comfortable using a location sharing app with their family, and the number jumps to 86% when the app is coupled with safety services such as the ones found in Life360’s Driver Protect plan. With many teens planning to drive this holiday season – especially those coming home from college or visiting new friends – location-sharing and driver protection apps are a good way for parents to keep them safe on the road and monitor their journey.