CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - GoTellMom.com – a family owned company that helps parent's monitor and protect their teen drivers utilizing a "How's My Teen's Driving" bumper sticker – has launched at www.GoTellMom.com.
The goal of the program is simple -- to protect teenage drivers and promote safe driving habits.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Drivers aged 16 to 19 years of age have the highest average annual crash and traffic violation rates of any other age group." In addition, "16-year-olds are 3 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than the average of all drivers."
With the GoTellMom.com program, parents register online and receive a "How's My Teen's Driving" bumper sticker with a unique privacy protected identification number. If a fellow driver or witness observes unsafe driving habits by the teen, they can call or visit GoTellMom.com to report the incident using the 4 digit code on the bumper sticker. GoTellMom.com will then send a detailed email report notifying the parents.
Studies show that commercial vehicles utilizing "How's My Driving" stickers reported a 20 percent decrease in accidents and traffic violations.
By placing the GoTellMom.com sticker on a teen's car, parents have taken a proactive step towards preventing bad driving habits, ultimately keeping their teens safe.
Whether it is speeding, texting while driving, a taillight out or just careless teen driving – the community can call or report to GoTellMom.com, and the teen's parent will instantly be notified. If teen drivers know that the community is watching and at any time a report can be made, then safe driving will become a priority.
GoTellMom.com was created in 2010 after founder Dale Sutcliffe was tailgated by a teen driver in his neighborhood, and watched the same teen driver continue to tailgate other drivers on the road.
"We wanted to follow the teenager and go tell his parents," he said.
With that idea in mind, GoTellMom.com was created.
As the statistics show, teenage driving accidents and fatalities nationwide are a major problem. GoTellMom.com hopes to reach out and help prevent many of these accidents, while promoting safe driving in the community.
Launched in 2010, GoTellMom.com is a proactive way for parents and the community to monitor teen drivers and moreover help correct bad driving habits early.
Sutcliffe says in the next few months the company will be expanding to report senior citizens' driving.