Ford is releasing a new feature on 2010 models that will allow parents to take control of their teen drivers through a computer chip in the key. The chip limits the driver to 80mph and has the options of limiting audio volume and sending alerts when seatbelts are not worn.
Ford says, “Our message to parents is, hey, we are providing you some conditions to give your new drivers that may allow you to feel a little more comfortable in giving them the car more often.” 75 percent of parents are for the system while 67 percent of teenagers are against it.
Some teens say what they think about it:
“I wouldn’t want my parents to have that much control over how I’m driving. If your parents are holding your hand, you’re never going to learn.”
“There may be emergency situations where [I] would have to drive more than 80, possibly to accelerate to avoid a crash.”
xPirate’s thoughts on the subject: Dear worried parents, LEAVE YOUR KIDS ALONE! I have a huge problem with parents not being able to accept the fact that their teens are growing up. The constant restrictions force them to rebel even more, possibly by just stealing the parent’s key or learning how to deprogram the key, resulting in worse consequences and more “bad teens”.
Remember, back in the day, when you learned how to drive at age 12 and didn’t have all this fancy technology. You learned on your own. Like a real human being. I don’t remember this, because I’m only 17, but I must agree with the person who quoted above. How in the world do you expect teens to learn if they are constantly being restricted with rules and regulations?
It is when freedom is limited that creativity is stifled and the once free-thinking mind becomes a slave.
Also, anyone who speeds over 80 and is not on the interstate, is mad crazy insane and probably deserves to get in a car accident. It’s called population control. Stupid people were meant to die so that the smarter ones can live on.
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