Saturday, April 02, 2011

In-Car Cameras Protect Teenage Drivers, Study Finds - NYTimes.com

How long until there’s a reality TV show based on this technology?

“Teens are notorious for rationalizing their behavior,” Mr. McGehee said. “But they can’t argue with what the video is showing.” (Click here to watch video from a mounted camera.)

Mr. McGehee found that the worst teenage drivers have 88 percent fewer safety events when they have a camera in the car. The teenagers are called out when they, say, take a curve too quickly or text through a stop light, and they also get to see the video themselves.

Already at least one major insurance company provides the technology free to its customers, Mr. McGehee said, and several companies sell the cameras.

In-Car Cameras Protect Teenage Drivers, Study Finds - NYTimes.com

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