TimeToDrive by Sky Highways (iPhone)
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Released: Sep 25, 2012
Version: 1.1
Size: 7 MB
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TimeToDrive

Sky Highways
Time to Drive is a research-based app for parents of teen drivers. It can be used to help you make sure your teen gets lots of driving practice - and the right kind of practice - so he or she can become a safer driver.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. One of the reasons for this is that teens often don’t get enough driving practice, especially in situations such as darkness, bad weather, heavy traffic, interstates, and curvy rural roads.

A critically important piece of the driver’s licensing process is the learner stage. During this period new drivers are required to spend 6-12 months and a certain number of hours practicing under the supervision of an adult.

To assist in this process, researchers at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center developed the Time to Drive iPhone app, in collaboration with Sky Highways, Inc., to support parents and supervisors of teen drivers during the practice period.

Time to Drive will:
•Record amount of driving and conditions (with a printable log to provide to the DMV)
•Keep track of hard stops
•Provide tips for parents
•Encourage the parent-teen team to meet driving goals
•Show a map of past trips

Note: this app uses your iPhone's GPS to record a trip. Once a trip is in progress you may switch between apps but remember to switch back to this app to record the trip details at the end. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Learn more at www.timetodriveapp.com.

About the Center for the Study of Young Drivers
In 2006 the UNC Highway Safety Research Center established the Center for the Study of Young Drivers (CSYD) with the goal of improving young driver safety. The Center also develops programs and policies to reduce crashes and deaths by studying the factors that contribute to the high crash rate. To learn more about the CSYD and our research, visit: http://www.csyd.unc.edu/

What's new in version 1.1
iOS6.0 & iPhone 5.0 support
Updated account management page
New Log file formats
Our verdict: Good
  • + TimeToDrive is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 75% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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