I am a teen and owning a vehicle is a big deal. As the owner of a used 13-year-old F150, there is not much tech built in. Proud as I am to say this is my first car as a new teen driver, I have to say the amenity I seem to feel I am missing is a backup camera.
It’s not just about driving the ‘cab’ of the truck there is a whole other part of the truck, the bed. Maneuvering, backing up and bringing that piece with me are things I have to constantly monitor. Seriously it is a stressor, I want to be on-spot with every backup activity, but it can be a challenge.
Did I back in enough, is there anyone behind me? How about the fact that it is like a different type of blindspot.
Value Of A Wireless BackUp Camera For Teen Drivers
As a teen driver, I am happy to say I partnered with TadiBrothers for this post. They provided me the product and I did the install. I have to say, I am stoked that I can see behind my truck which was a concern. My thanks to TadiBrothers for providing an option for teen drivers with older vehicles and no backup cameras.
Backing Up Solved
My solution was reading online and then presenting a possible upgrade solution to the worry at hand to my parents. They help me decipher if it is truly a concern or not. After a large discussion pros, we decided it was something I should put on my F150. That’s the monitor, it is also known as an HD Backup Camera, no drills, no holes, just easy to install. Inside of my truck is where you will find this, I guess you kind of knew that already.
First Things First
First, I drive to school each day, I mean that we teens do and parking is a nightmare. Generally, everyone is coming in at the same time, which means I have to hurry if I am going to get a spot backing in. I need to watch every swing, and side to side so I don’t get into an accident. The value of a wireless backup camera for a teen in this instance is making it possible to back up without 100 stops to gauge where I am backing into. In other words, the line of sight is effortlessly increased.
Second – The Chaos Factor
Second – often after school we head out to congregate at our favorite stop, SHEETZ. After all, we are their favorite demographic, hungry teens and their food is marketed towards our hunger. We all pull in at the same time when school lets out and it is mass chaos. Everyone is pulling in for their favorite foods, like slushies, milkshakes, and MTO as well as gas. The lot is insane and this happens for about one hour. Getting in and out is not convenient and we(me and my friends) have witnessed several parking lot disasters. The backup camera offers me a line of site so I don’t go back bumper to back bumper with somebody, plain and simple.
Third – The Kids
Third, our neighborhood is loaded with kids, to be exact about 428 of them. We live near a park, so the kids are always picking up flowers, stones, etc., and when they bend, they are often near our driveaway. From my point, it is so easy to get distracted as a kid collecting useless items, they forget there are cars. As the driver, I have to be very competent about WHO and WHAT is behind my truck. However, the back of the truck serves as a blind spot and is hard to see over and side to side. Further, I can not see what is directly behind me and this is so dangerous. I am very conscientious because I was just their age, I get it.
My job behind the wheel is to always be in control and the Wireless High Definition License Plate Backup Camera with Rear View Monitor
is my tool that lends a hand.
CAMERA- Function & Installation!
So how does this camera work?
First, me and my dad worked a few hours to install it. It does take a little time, so plan on that.
Second, we put all the parts out, read the directions for install and started.
See the piece on the license plate area? That is the camera. Rugged, military grade and 100% weatherproof. The weather can challenge some products, but we have already had snow, freezing rain, and tons of rain and NO issues. (Pittsburgh remember!)
Finally, it is installed. Since it is installed I have a line of sight behind my F150, just like all those newer cars with built-in backup cameras.
I can see, and I pay attention to the screen because there are lines that red yellow and green detailing how close I am to things when I am backing up.
This is amazing, so much I could NOT see before, and now, look at the span on a color monitor too!
Now, just in case you have not figured out the value of a wireless back up camera for teens, I will give you a bit of a secret. For parents, it is a great tool to gift their kids to help with the whole backing up thing. For teens, the value is that we get to spend time with our dads installing it = priceless. !