Ford's New PArental Control Car

United States
October 7, 2008 11:16am CST
Heard about this on the news last night and The View this morning. So what do you think? Should parents be able to limit radio volume, speed, etc and monitor their teenager while they're driving?
2 responses
@lkoenig07 (289)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I just read about this in the newspaper this morning. I think it's a great idea! So many teens now just want a license to show off, to show how "cool" they are. I think (and hope) that this new feature will eliminate some of the accidents that occur from new drivers. So many kids have their radios blasting, driving like maniacs, thinking that nothing bad will ever happen to them.
@soooobored (1187)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Any time I respond to anything about good/bad parenting, I make sure to preface that I don't have kids! However, from the way I was raised, and from my general attitude, I have a pretty good idea of how I would handle a situation like this. No, I would never want to monitor my kids that closely. Isn't it better that kids get into some trouble while they are still kids? That's a crucial time to learn about how to handle problems as they arise! When I was growing up, I didn't have a curfew or any strict rules to follow. I got into trouble, and I did stupid things, but nothing earth shattering. When I got into any kind of trouble, I could always talk to my dad about it and he would advise me on how I should handle it. And it usually worked. So if you monitor your kids so closely that they can't make mistakes, how can they learn from it? What exactly is the advantage of having all this control over your kids car? I'm actually curious, I hope you get some responses from people who would use this feature!