When you have a teenage son or daughter just starting out on the road, as well as an elderly grandparent in the family struggling physically, it’s easy to feel the pressure building from all sides. This is why I’m glad I can use Pedal to help reassure me that at least they’re all safe and protected on the road.
Teen drivers are undoubtedly naïve on the road, and no longer have the supervision of their parents or a qualified instructor to set them straight. When my son drives off to college each morning, I know exactly where his car is all the time, and how safely he’s driving. My dashboard will show me if any behaviour is unsafe; if he’s turning unsafely or accelerating too fast. Heaven forbid, if there were a collision, Pedal would tell me immediately, along with his precise location so we can get emergency services there fast.
Besides safety, running costs for the car a big concern for my teens. Both my daughter and my son’s insurance are through the roof since they’re starting out with their own cars. This is where Pedal is such a big help. With little tips like helping me keep track of where to send them to get the cheapest fuel, to staying ahead of key maintenance and hopefully preventing expensive repairs and breakdowns later, Pedal is really helping me keep costs down.
With my elderly parents, what I worry about the most is them breaking down and not being able to get in touch. Once again Pedal will give me their location so I can get help to them quickly. Perhaps more important, however, is the way Pedal keeps me informed on all the maintenance, MOT, insurance and tax on my parents’ car. They’re prone to forgetting these things, and Pedal gives me up to two weeks’ notice on upcoming deadlines.
Many of my concerns are shared between my teen-driver kids and my elderly mother and father. I’m worried they won’t look after the car, either through youthful exuberance or elderly forgetfulness.Pedal is this amazing single tool that keeps all the information together in a single place, reminding me of the important things and allowing me to check on their driving and the state of their vehicles. It’s a wonder.