• Katherine E. McCloskey

How I Survived Teaching my Teenager to Drive


Allowing your son or daughter to drive your car requires a lot of trust! We’ve all heard the horror stories of absolute misery during the temporary driving period: kids backing into other cars, crashing, and various stressful fender bender tales. What parent wouldn’t be nervous or a bit anxious? In any case, I certainly didn’t want to be “that mom.”


First and foremost, as a parent, I understand that trying to teach your teen everything about driving is impossible. Still, I wanted to adopt the most proactive approach possible with my own teenager. Using the Wavyn forward collision app was the answer.


This app is the best parenting tool of 2019 to assist teenage drivers! Before discovering the app, I swear, I was going to put a hole in the floor using the “passenger-side brake” while trying to teach my son to drive. His inability to judge distance led to quite a bit of conflict, to say the least.


“Allowing him see my scores and vice-versa, our conversations adopted a more mature tone.”

Thankfully, Wavyn was the perfect solution for our family. The app tracks speed and distance analytically, removing the potential to be interpreted as parental nagging or interference. The warnings were clear and the alerts were immediate.


Additionally, set up was simple! The only item required was a dashboard phone holder.

In the beginning, my son’s scores were very low. He had plenty of room for improvement. Luckily, it was simple to help redirect his driving focus so he could work on specific skills. For instance, he started out following too closely behind other vehicles. The app simply alerted him when he was too close. Wavyn enabled me be a better driving coach to my son.


“Before the app, it was stressful talking to him about ways to improve his driving.”

All the driving information is collected: speed, distance, and even distractions. After each driving period, that information is processed through Wavyn’s AI algorithms to compile a driving score. I decided to lead by example and also used the app. Surprisingly, there were days when his driving scores were better than mine! Allowing him to see my scores and vice-versa, our conversations adopted a more mature tone. My ability to remain cool, calm and collected while driving with him improved as we continued to practice driving with the app.


More importantly, Wavyn helped provide the information we needed to work on my son’s driving skills. We both decided to pick out the lowest score and hyper-focus on that for the next drive. Before the app, it was stressful talking to him about ways to improve his driving, but with Wavyn, it actually made the temporary driving process fun.


“Using a forward collision app is the perfect tool for ALL parents of teenage drivers.”

Driver’s education classes and mandatory supervised driving hours are only a small part of the learning process. The Wavyn AI assisted driving app helps facilitate better communication, accountability and a way to mark improvement in teenagers’ driving behaviors. Thanks to Wavyn, even when I’m not with my son, I know he continues to make good choices behind the wheel.


Without a doubt, using a forward collision app is the perfect tool for ALL parents of teenage drivers. And no purchase was necessary using Wavyn! A forward collision app is the easiest way to keep your teenage driver safe. You don’t need a new car, just a smart phone!

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