Student Assistance Program
Voorhees High School


Alive At 25

 

The following is information for parents on the Alive at 25 program, which is mandatory for parents to attend in order for their child to receive a parking permit in his/her senior year.

 

UPCOMING PROGRAM DATES:

The next parents’ program for Alive at 25 will be on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Voorhees theater.

 

FOR PARENTS WANTING STUDENT PARKING PASSES NEXT YEAR

Parents who want their seniors to be eligible for a parking pass next year must attend.

Parents who would like their next-year-juniors to be eligible may attend but with no guarantee of availability of spaces.
Parents who have attended in 2016-17 or 2017-2018 need not attend to be eligible for the ’18-’19 year
Parents who have attended twice in the past are exempt and need not attend again.

 

Please feel free to call or email Jeff Hunt with any questions.

 

Links:

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Driving Skills Checklist

 

Teen Driving Resources

Related Web Resources :

www.nsc.org

www.njsafety.org

www.njsafedriving.com

www.njteendriving.com

www.nsc.org

www.att.com/txtngcanwait

www.focusdriven.org

ww.noys.org

 

SMART PHONE APPS FOR MONITORING TEEN DRIVERS

RoadReady: This powerful app is an extension to The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, RoadReady recently became available to parents of teen drivers just in time for National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct 20-26). The RoadReady app allows parents to track and log driving experience during the Learner’s Permit process.

AT&T DriveMode: This free app for AT&T, BlackBerry, and Android users will send automatic “out of office” replies to texts and emails when in a vehicle moving faster than 25 mph. The app also sends incoming calls directly to voicemail. DriveMode is intended to ensure that drivers are not distracted by their cell phones when operating a vehicle.

Sprint Drive First: This app allows parents to be in control of their teen drivers by setting the parameters for their in-vehicle connection ability. Similar to the DriveMode app, Drive First will detect if the vehicle is in motion and send auto replies to text messages and direct incoming calls to voicemail. The app is intended to help improve driving habits and reduce distractions.

Steer Clear Mobile: This app focuses on teaching teens proper driving technique. After completing the Steer Clear course, the teen driver is eligible for insurance discounts from State Farm. Steer Clear Mobile is currently only available for the iPhone.

Safe Driver: Another app only available for the iPhone is Safe Driver. Safe Driver is designed with parents of teen drivers in mind and it monitors the teen’s driving habits, including speed and location. If the young driver exceeds the designated speed limit, it notifies the parent via text or email alert.

Text Arrest: This app is another one that shuts down phone functions while the vehicle is in motion. Text Arrest is a free app available for Android devices

IN-CAR DEVICES FOR MONITORING TEEN DRIVERS

OnStar Family Link: Available through the OnStar emergency communications system on General Motor’s vehicles, Family Link is a service that allows vehicle owners to see the location of their vehicle on an online map. OnStar markets Family Link as a means for parents to track the whereabouts of their teen drivers. OnStar is available on all new cars from GM.

Travelers Insurance IntelliDrive: This plug-in device will record the location and driving history of a vehicle, including how well the car is driven. Policyholders earn discounts up to 30% based on their mileage and driving skills. Parents can get a weekly report on their teen drivers including speed, acceleration, braking, and driving hours. Parents will also be notified via text or email whenever something abnormal happens or the car goes outside the boundaries set by the parents. Currently, IntelliDrive is only available in several states (Pennsylvania not being one of them), but they are looking to expand their market.

Progressive’s Snapshot: Similar to the IntelliDrive system, Progressive’s Snapshot is a plug-in device that offers personalized rates to policyholders based on their driving habits. Snapshot records how the driver accelerates and applies the brake as well as how many miles are driven daily and at what time of the day. Although Progressive’s Snapshot isn’t marketed toward teen drivers, it could be implemented by parents to monitor their teen while behind the wheel.

Cellcontrol: This device blocks all cell phone use while in a car when inserted under the vehicle’s dashboard. A text or email alert is sent to a designated administrator if Cellcontrol is deactivated, misused, or removed. Cellcontrol is currently available on BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Mobile 5 and 6.

 

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And another powerful resource on teen driving safety you might show your kids: http://www.journeysafe.com/presentation

 

PROTECT YOUR CHILD from TEXTING WHILE DRIVING:

This technology blocks texting function on cell phones while they drive!!

http://www.websafety.com/cell-safety/

New specifically for iPhones:

http://drivescribe.com/


http://thecanaryproject.com/


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safe-driving-association-anti/id620263825?mt=8

Also: Read what’s being done about it – http://nyti.ms/hYQAmj

 

 

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INSIST ON YOUR KID WEARING A SEAT BELT: http://embracethis.co.uk//

Protect Your New Driver from TEXTING & Driving:


http://www.allstate.com/auto-insurance/teen-text-pledge.aspx