AAA is testing new technology to track teen drivers. The tracker will let parents know where their teens are at all times.
For some teens, the days of unsupervised joy rides may soon come to an end.
"I wouldn't like that. I wouldn't want my parents knowing where I'm going," said teen driver Devon Hardison, 18.
Hardison says car tracking devices being tested by AAA will make him think twice if they end up in the Carolinas.
"I would definitely change. I would not do anything. I would just drive. No texting at all," he said.
With crashes being the leading cause of death for teens, AAA hopes all young drivers will react if a device is put in their car.
Teen traffic deaths are up 19 percent nationwide.
AAA said the purpose of a tracking device would be to keep teens safe and also to calm parents' fears.
"Teens, especially young drivers because they are inexperienced, losing control of the cars, are getting into these accidents and these accidents are fatal," said parent Tracey Hunter.
"There's a demand, parents want to pay attention to what their teenagers are doing and that is a great solution," said Angela Vogel Daley with AAA Carolinas.
AAA Carolinas said there's no timeline yet on when it could come to the Carolinas, but said it is exploring the option. Tracking devices are already being tested in Texas and California.
The device works by plugging it into the car. A parent can see how a teen is driving in real time. Parents can receive alerts on computers or cellphones. The alerts let parents know if their teens are going over the speed limit or are out past their curfew. Parents can set up their options ahead of time.
The product will eventually be offered by AAA Carolinas. The tracking service would be provided to customers who have AAA insurance for free.
AAA Carolinas will host school presentations on the dangers of texting and driving starting in April.
"We're going to be doing a road test where we set up cones. Teens will drive though cones, first without texting and then while texting and driving.
While not all teens are for the devices, they say if it will save lives, then it's a good thing.
"Some teen would probably start to hate it though, but if it's for safety then I guess so," Hardison said.