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Welcome Back to School

School is officially back in session making your morning commute a little more congested. To ensure safety for you, your young ones, and new student drivers, it is important to be reminded about driving safety.

According to NHTSA “The greatest risk to a child isn’t riding a bus, but approaching or leaving one.” NHTSA offers some tips to remind young drivers how to remain safe this school year. These tips include:

  • The car shouldn’t move until everyone is buckled up.
  • Follow the speed limit.
  • Stay focused.
    • Remember that the phone stays down when you’re driving. Make it a habit to put your phone in the glove compartment or other inaccessible location, to reduce temptation to check notifications or texts.
    • Reduce distraction by limiting the number of additional passengers. If you do have others in the car with you, keep your eyes and your mind on the road.

Another great way to ensure your teen is safe is to install the T3 Vehicle Security System. The T3 gives you the capability to check the location of your vehicle at anytime and receive alerts if your car has an emergency or unauthorized movement.

Check out more safety tips by visiting https://www.nhtsa.gov/back-school-safety

Teen Driving – Safety

As a parent, you spend a ton of time teaching your children how to be safe. You make sure they are protected and free from danger. Then, all of a sudden, they have their driver’s license and keeping them safe just got a little harder. Making sure they are prepared is the number one way to keep them out of harm’s way. Here are a few tips the NHTSA suggests to help keep your new driver safe.

1. Talk to your teen about the rules and responsibilities involved in driving. Share some stories and statistics related to teen drivers and distracted driving. Remind your teen often that driving is a skill that requires the driver’s full attention. Texts and phone calls can wait until arriving at his or her destination.

2. Familiarize yourself with your State’s graduated driver licensing law, and enforce its guidelines for your teen. Check to see what your State’s laws are on distracted driving; many States have novice driver provisions in their distracted driving laws. Create your own rules if necessary. Restricting the number of passengers your teen can have, or the hours your teen can drive, is a very effective way to minimize distraction for your teen driver. Talk about the consequences of distracted driving and make yourself and your teen aware of your State’s penalties for talking or texting on a phone while driving.

3. Set consequences for distracted driving. If your teen breaks a distraction rule you’ve set, consider suspending your teen’s driving privileges, further limiting the hours during which they can drive, or limiting the places where they can drive. Parents could also consider limiting a teen’s access to their cell phone—a punishment that in today’s world could be seen by teens as a serious consequence.

4. Set the example by keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel while driving. Be consistent between the message you tell your teen and your own driving behaviors. Novice teen drivers most often learn from watching their parents.

Another great way to ensure your teen is safe is to install the T3 Vehicle Security System. The T3 gives you the capability to check the location of your vehicle at anytime and receive alerts if your car has an emergency or unauthorized movement

Source – https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving

2019 Goodguys West Coast Car Show

Are you going to the Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals Car Show August 23rd-25th? The 3-day show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA features thousands of rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier. America’s most beautiful street rod will be crowned and spectators can enjoy the Goodguys AutoCross, numerous displays, live entertainment, and a kids zone complete with arts & crafts, games, prizes, and free make and takes. Share your love of cars with the family!

There will also be a number of vendor and manufacturer exhibits, including a 911Tracker/911SafeTrack booth for the 7th year in a row. Make sure you stop by our booth to say hello and learn more about the T3 Tracker and all of its capabilities. We are located at booth 188 in Building A. This is the same spot as last year!

For details and ticket/registration information, you can find it on the Goodguys Website

Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals Car Show

We’re not wishing the summer away, but we are looking forward to August, because we’ll be attending the Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals Car Show! Will you be there too?

The 3-day show takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, August 23 -25 and features over 3,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier. Share your love of cars with the family and cheer as America’s most beautiful street rod is crowned. Spectators can enjoy a Goodguys AutoCross, numerous displays, live music entertainment, and a kids zone complete with arts & crafts, games, prizes, and free make and takes. Don’t miss Spectre Performance All American Sunday (8/25) welcoming American made or powered vehicles.

This is the seventh year in a row we will be a vendor. We’d love it if you would stop by our booth to say hello and learn more about the T3 Tracker and all of its capabilities. We are announcing a new feature — Sleep Mode that draws only 3-mA but still senses motion and alarms.

For details and ticket/registration information please visit the Goodguys Website.

Ways to Prevent Vehicle Theft

We know July is over but it’s never too early to review what Vehicle Theft Prevention month taught us. NHTSA reports “over 770,000 drivers fall victim to vehicle theft each year. In fact, a vehicle is stolen about every 41 seconds in America.” Prevent yourself from falling a victim to vehicle theft by:

1. Taking your vehicle’s key; do not leave it in or on your vehicle.
2. Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
3. Park in well-lit areas, if possible.
4. Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially if they can be seen from outside the vehicle
5. Protect your vehicle with an anti theft security system like the T3. The T3 can check the location of your vehicle at anytime, enable/disable the vehicle starter to prevent the thief from re-starting your car, send a text alert if an existing vehicle alarm is triggered, and so much more!

Article – http://bit.ly/ProtectYourCarNHTSA

Vehicle Theft Prevention – Protect Your Vehicle Today

According to the NHTSA, “a motor vehicle is stolen every 40.9 seconds in the United States”. Protecting your car, and the belongings inside, can be difficult. The NHTSA report “there are numerous anti-theft systems and devices designed to make vehicles more difficult to steal or easier to trace and recover.” Some of these devices include:

1. Audible and Visible Devices: These devices, such as a horn alarm, deter theft by bringing attention to an unauthorized attempt to steal or enter a vehicle. Visible devices create a visual threat/warning/deterrence, such as the use of steering-wheel locks, as well as theft-deterrent decals, flashing lights, and window etching.

2. Immobilizing-Type Devices: These prevent thieves from bypassing a vehicle’s ignition system and hot-wiring the vehicle. Some incorporate computer chips in ignition keys or disable the flow of electricity or fuel to the engine.

3. Vehicle Recovery Systems: These devices use electronic transmission technology that help law enforcement reveal the location of stolen vehicles—and possibly catch the thief in the act.

Looking for a device that can help? Check out the T3 Vehicle Security System. With the T3 you can check the location of your vehicle anytime by sending a text message, have the ability to unlock the car door, receive vehicle alarm, disable the starter, and so much more!

Article – http://bit.ly/VechicleTheftPreventionNHTSA

Benefits of a 911Tracker T3 on a road trip

Are you ready for your road trips this summer? If T3 is already installed in your vehicle then the answer is yes! If not, here are some reasons to consider installing T3.

The T3 security system allows you to be in charge of your vehicle 24/7. T3 follows the instructions you text from your phone.  T3 alerts you immediately if your car has an emergency or unauthorized movement. Not to mention, you can call T3 to connect a 3-way call to the 911 center located closest to your vehicle. Still not convinced? Here are some other reasons to consider installing T3 this summer:

  • You can check the location of your vehicle anytime by sending a text message to the T3
  • The T3 responds with a text showing GPS speed, direction, and location on Google Maps™
  • T3 also has starter disable/enable and the ability to unlock the car door that you control with secure text messages
  • No activation fee
  • No contracts or cancellation fees
  • 911Tracker 30 Day Risk Free Guarantee
  • Complete security – Your secret PIN gives you complete control
  • Complete privacy – Location text goes directly to your phone and is never stored or sent using the Internet

4 great RV destinations for the summer

When you have an RV, there is nothing better than a road trip.  You have the luxury of bringing all of your amenities with you, it is inexpensive and it is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones.  Sometimes it can be overwhelming to decide on a destination. Here are a few great RV destinations that you will want to visit at least once.

Key West, Florida.  At Boyd’s Key West Campground, you will have ocean views awaiting you right outside your door.  Key West is not only beautiful, but it there are plenty of activities for you and your travel companions to partake in. Get ready for snorkeling, fishing, swimming and fantastic bars and restaurants to dine in.  

Yosemite National Park, Groveland, California

One of the best RV Parks to stay in when you visit Yosemite is Yosemite Pines RV Resort.  It is located just 30 miles north of the west entrance. Yosemite is filled with beautiful scenery, amazing hiking trails, and amazing wildlife to see.

Wells State Park – Stephenson, Michigan

When you go to Wells State Park in the summer, you will love the hiking and scenery.  Wells State Park is right on the famous Green Bay. You and your traveling companions can enjoy lots of outdoor activities in this beautiful area.  The perfect summertime destination!

Acadia National Park -Bar Harbor, Maine

With scenic coastal trails, hiking trails galore and the tallest mountain on the Atlantic Coast, Acadia National Park is an outdoor lover’s dream.  The city of Bar Harbor, located close by, has tons of shops and restaurants to enjoy as well.

As you head out on your summer RV trip, make sure that your RV is secure.  Install a T3 Vehicle Security System, With the 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Security System, you are alerted the moment that your RV has unauthorized movement. The alert will show you the GPS location, speed, and direction that your RV is traveling, and you can easily connect to the 911-Operator closest to your RV, allowing you to speak directly to police within seconds of the emergency.  No call center is used – saving you time and money. Saving valuable time can save you, your family, your RV and your belongings. LoJack® doesn’t do this. OnStar® doesn’t do this. No other anti-theft system can do this. Want to start protecting your RV? Contact us to learn more 877-744-3361!

5 Things To Remember To Do Before Taking a Road Trip

Looking to do some road trips this summer? Make sure you are prepared by remembering these 5 things!

  1. Take your car in for a checkup before your big trip: It’s always smart to check your vehicle before leaving for a long trip so that you don’t experience any problems while out on the open road!
  2. Emergency car kit: It’s always better to be prepared. Have some blankets, water, packaged food, and bandages so that you are prepared for any emergencies that may arise. 
  3. Spare tire: Take a quick look to make sure your spare tire and jack are where they should be.
  4. Playlist: Pass the time with your favorite tunes!
  5. T3 Vehicle Security System from 911Tracker: When traveling to unknown places it’s a great idea to have a T3 installed on your vehicle that way you can always locate it if trouble should arise. You can also share your tracking information with loved ones if they want to monitor your location.  

3 tips for keeping motorcycle cool in the heat

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BIKE COOL IN THE EXTREME HEAT

As the hot weather of summer is upon us, the heat and humidity can cause issues for your bike if you aren’t careful.  In order to keep a motorcycle cool in the heat, it requires some extra maintenance.

1. CHECK YOUR ENGINE

During the summer months, it is important to keep your engine cool.  To do that, it is important to take precautions prior to rides and trips.  Check for signs of leaks and obstructions in your water pump and hoses to make sure that the oil cooler runs optimally.  Additionally, use a bristle brush along the radiator and cooler to clear away debris and dirt. This should be done every few weeks because this can lead to excess heat build up.  

2.  CHECK YOUR FLUIDS

Proper levels of coolant and oil are critical to keeping your motorcycle cool and clean.  Every month, you should check the coolant level and drain and replenish fluids as needed. Also, check your oil regularly and change it according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule. Remember to keep an eye on the oil pressure gauge, this will warn you of any serious problems that could damage your engine.

3. CHECK THE TIRE PRESSURE

Make sure that the pressure of your tires remains at the recommended level.  An under-inflated tire is very dangerous and you don’t want to get caught on a long ride without proper tire pressure. If tires are under-inflated, they are more likely to blow especially in hot and humid conditions. To prevent this from happening, use a pressure gauge to check the tire pressure on a weekly basis.