Thursday, April 3, 2008

One More Random Rambling

I think I saw a piece on the news awhile back about parents putting vehicle tracking into the cars that their teenagers drive so that they can keep better tabs on them. Even though the kids would no doubt protest this "invasion of their privacy" long and loud, I think it's actually a pretty darned good idea myself. It would most definitely give parents more peace of mind and might even give teenagers more of a sense of responsibility knowing that they just can't be driving willy-nilly around the countryside at unsafe speeds.

Amanda is going to be old enough to get her license this summer but, to be honest, it's not even something that I want to think about as it scares me to drive these days and I've been doing it for over 30 years. There are too many cars on the road and too many distractions for someone who is just learning to operate a motor vehicle and, working in EMS, I know firsthand how many accidents there are out there. It doesn't give me the warm fuzzies to think about my 16-year old daughter behind the wheel of a car!

Maybe I'll get her a nice bicycle for her birthday instead!


  1. Anonymous2:15 PM EDT

    amen to this!

  2. I've been driving for almost 25 years and there is NO way I'd want to drive on that hill & intersection you've got - I cannot imagine a 16 yr old managing it!

  3. Anonymous6:14 PM EDT

    well if she was in the UK she'd be driving for 30 years before she'd be ready to take her test. Maybe you should emigrate?

  4. I don't find driving as enjoyable as I used to.

  5. Too many people are talking on their phone while they should be paying attention to driving. Too many really big vehicles driving really fast. Mom has to wait 5 more years before PlusOne gets his license. She is happy about that.


  6. I love to drive. Always have. Good luck with the license thing. And say a lot of prayers. She'll be fine.


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