We all want to give our kids independence, but it’s hard not to worry about them. I mean, when Ian started driving, I put a tracking chip in the OBD port of his car. I just wanted to make sure he was staying safe, but recently he told me he used to take it out sometimes.
I wish I knew about Life360 back then. It’s the best app for protecting your entire family, and if you have a teen driver in your family, this app could be a literal lifesaver. You can try it with a 7-day free trial at Life360.com/Kim.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for people 15 to 29. I want to be proactive and make sure I help my kid — and all the kids in your families — stay safe.
See exactly what happens when your teen is on the road
With the Life360 app, you can view your family members’ real-time location on a private map. You’ll get alerts when your family member arrives or leaves an area, and you can even track a lost or stolen phone.
Let’s run through all the features that will help you feel more secure when your teen walks out the door with their keys in hand.
Real-time speed monitoring
Keep an eye on top speed while your kid is on the go, whether they’re driving, using public transportation or riding with friends.
Personalized driver reports
Get a detailed report of your teen’s driving habits. You can key in on specific drives and see the route they took, top speed, driving behavior, and any driving events along the way. This can help you curb any bad habits they might be developing, like speeding — or worse, texting while driving.
It’s much better than the tracking chip I put in Ian’s car. Funny story: Back when I used the chip, I never got any alerts. They all went to Barry’s phone, not mine, so I didn’t realize when or if Ian was speeding. Whoops.
This one’s a life-saver. If your teen gets into a car crash, you’ll get an alert immediately. You can even get directions to their location.
Crash Detection uses patented phone-sensor technology to detect major collisions whenever your teen drives 25 miles per hour or faster. If a crash is detected, a dispatcher will reach out to the driver. If there’s no response, Life360 will dispatch an ambulance.
24/7 roadside assistance
In the worst-case scenario, you’ve got coverage. Life360’s Family Safety Assist program is a 24/7 SOS service that lets you and your family members reach out to live agents in case of an emergency. They keep you covered with towing services, flat tire fixes, gas for refueling, locksmith services and jump-starts.
Which plan should I go with?
If you’re sold, like I was, give Life360 a try. This is an essential app if you have a teen in your immediate family. It’s also worth sharing with the rest of your family, so all the young drivers are protected.
There are three different membership options to choose from, but I recommend the Gold plan. It’s the best value at less than $9 per month (when billed annually) — and it’s the most well-rounded plan. It includes:
- 30 days of location history
- Unlimited place alerts
- Family driving summary and individual driver reports
- Crash detection with emergency dispatch
- 24/7 roadside assistance
- $250 in stolen phone coverage
- Crime reports
- SOS help alert with 24/7 dispatchers
- Identity theft protection and restoration with $25K in coverage per person
If you have a teenage driver in the family, little ones at home or an elderly relative you want to stay connected with, Life360 is really a no-brainer. The app is easy for everyone to use, and you’ll all feel better knowing you’re connected.
This is money well spent on the people you care for and love the most. Try it out now while you’re thinking about it at Life360.com/Kim. Get a 7-day free trial and you’ll see why over 25 million families worldwide trust Life360.