t’s a parents’ dream come true: A way to lower your kids’ car insurance and have a legitimate excuse to spy on their driving activities. The DriveCam records what’s going on inside and outside a car, and also tracks speed, swerving, and hard braking to assess a driver’s “safety skills.” In exchange for that data, some insurance companies will actually pick up the service fee.
Price: $900 per year; Contact: DriveCam.com
Source: The Wall Street Journal
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