This is it. The moment of truth,” I thought as I pressed the start button of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. The day before, I set up the Teen Driver system to monitor my behind the wheel antics. It was now time to view my report card.
Forward collision avoidance braking: zero. ABS Active: zero. Go me! Look how safe I am! Except I had 48 Overspeed Warnings, 28 Forward Collision Alerts and (sorry, Mom) 154 Tailgating Alerts.
In my defense, I had set the speed warning to go off at 60 mph, and much of my driving was done in the notorious traffic of the San Francisco Bay Area, where tailgating is the norm. Still, just because everyone else does it, doesn’t make it right. Teen Driver is a useful tool for parents to monitor their kids’ driving and help them form good habits that will last a lifetime. So go ahead, toss over those keys. You’ll get all kinds of information to hold against your kid for future admonishments.
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