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GPS Cell Phone Verses OBDII Tracking

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for more than one in three deaths in this age group, prompting safety advocates to call for parents to be more aware of their teenage drivers.

For sometime, many cellular phone carriers have been busy working on a tracking service for their users to subscribe that would provide them the location of family cell phones. But in parallel to this concept, a new type of tracking solution has recently become available that utilizes the OBDII port of a 1996 or newer vehicle.

While each GPS tracking device provides the same minimal location-based information such as time, location, speed and direction, each type have their advantages when it comes to the added value of their implementation.

Having a GPS cell handset on a family member does provide better location of the physical family member then a GPS device attached to the family car but can you remember how many times you forgot to charge your cell phone or simple misplaced it? The possibility of not having it available would be a concern when trying to use a cell phone.

The GPS OBDII device’s gain is providing information about the behavior of a family member driving such as aggressive acceleration, excessive braking and revving the engine to indicate possible racing the family car. These thresholds can trigger an immediate alert to a parent.

When it comes to using the aid of a GPS tracking device to monitor a teen driver, there are more benefits to using the new GPS OBDII tracking type that out performs the GPS cell phones method when it comes to proving parents with critical information about their teenager’s driving habits.

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