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High School Students Use Technology to Keep Teen Drivers Safe

GasBuddy Blog -- While most students are finishing up finals and finishing the holiday vacation, a handful of juniors at Cherry Creek High School, one of the largest in the Denver-metro area, were working hard to complete a six-week research project measuring and profiling each others' driving habits. Leveraging innovative technology from Cartasite, a global leader in realtime monitoring, their goal is to see if they can influence young drivers to be safer behind the wheel.

Students enrolled in Cherry Creek 's DECA program are experimenting with a driver safety system called ROVR® that has been deployed in commercial fleets worldwide. DECA is an academic competition that teaches creative marketing and entrepreneurial skills to students around the...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:38:49 AM

don't text and drive, don't drink and drive, and don't have a party in the car while in motion. Makes for a lot of safe young drivers. Oh, wait, that'd be too responsible and not egotistical enough...
clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:32:50 AM

Good job kids
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:05:26 AM

Good should be.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 11:25:36 PM

GOOD
vcsuksu21
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:35:47 PM

Good project
mabrams184
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:16:51 PM

Good for them.
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 10:28:46 AM

safety first
12mpgnavigator
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:43:04 AM

Happy New Year everyone!
WonderfulMI
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:33:14 AM

What? Rejecting Darwinism?
pitamon
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:15:18 AM

Maybe it will influence them to drive safer.
smqua
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:11:28 AM

More big brother
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:09:21 AM

big brother has a new trick.....will soon be in all new cars.
Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:09:19 AM

Ok
dar 1
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:07:35 AM

Good for them....
mystic92
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:05:04 AM

Just keep the seat in the upright position, 2 hands on the wheel, and turn off the cell so no talking or texting is happening.
LeeFree
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:03:43 AM

There's no substitute for being focused on the road in front of you.
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:02:14 AM

It's a good idea.
epf
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:01:43 AM

Do it the olf fashion way, two hands on the wheel, two eyes forward.
chuckohio
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 6:00:04 AM

Sounds like big brother watching:{
SOLONGCOLD
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:59:13 AM

quit texting ... but then again middle age people do that all the time...
isem
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:59:01 AM

This sounds like a very good program, but I suspect that only the more mature and responsible students would participate.
Alderaan
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:58:06 AM

Sounds like a good idea.
Petrock
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:56:53 AM

Good luck with this! Kids will be kids and there is not much technology can do to change that.
pepinoNC
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:56:30 AM

One teen behind the wheel is OK. A car full of teens is an accident waiting to happen.
forderjunk
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:51:19 AM

Put the cell phone down while driving.
scottydoesnt
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:50:18 AM

Safe from what ? Things are fine without all of this techno crap. Heck, we all made it this far without it right ?
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:50:08 AM

good deal
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:49:45 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:49:11 AM

Sounds good
Rick52
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:47:47 AM

Are you smarter than a High School Student ??
ILVET
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:47:47 AM

Lets hope it works out for them
CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:47:37 AM

This is very exciting! One more reason to be hopeful for the future.
chuckwthompson
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:44:15 AM

Well, it's at least a start.
FocusST2
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:44:02 AM

Slow down and put down the hand held devices, it's a no brainer.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:43:45 AM

Teens are too easily distracted.
kirzon484
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:43:34 AM

interesting but doubtful
pfone1847
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:38:24 AM

Young drivers are far more distracted.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:37:01 AM

The black box will determine their price of insurance in the near future.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:34:45 AM

Put the cell phone down while driving.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:29:01 AM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:27:38 AM

good
Brucevanf
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:25:27 AM

This is a great way to keep our kids safe.
74celica
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:23:14 AM

good idea,hope more schools adopt this idea
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:22:58 AM

good Stuff
SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:22:07 AM

good initiative...
gabisgram
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:21:46 AM

At least they're thinking.
gaspumpin
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:20:53 AM

Get these kids involved and thinking.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:19:25 AM

It's one of the elite school districts in Denver
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:17:59 AM

This is good to keep them out of trouble and on the right track.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 5:15:03 AM

Awesome
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