Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday
As the mother of a teenage driver I am always on pins and needles every time he grabs his keys and leaves the house. There is just so much they can learn in a classroom setting and even with the mandatory driving hours that are required with a Graduated License, once they are on the road alone it can become a life or death situation.
Some teenagers are extremely careful and patient drivers, others not so much and unfortunately I have the latter. I’ve explained to him that driving is a privilege and he should remain ever vigilant when he’s behind the wheel. There are just too many RIP Markers on the sides of the road and a few of you know that I lost my sister in a car accident on September 14th 1992.
I have argued, nagged and yelled at him to drive slowly and also threatened him with the loss of his car, keys and driving privileges if ever stopped for speeding.
It goes in one ear and out the other and so I think the time has come for more drastic measures. Hubby brought home information from the website Teen Tracking, a plug and play GPS monitoring system and I am seriously considering buying one.
According to the website The Big Brother GPS Locator/Tracker “allows parents to keep a close eye on their new teen drivers. Notifications on speed and boundary violations. Easy 2-wire installation. Installs under dash for covert operation. PoweredbyGPS® technology.” The cost is hefty but the piece of mind is priceless and definitely cheaper than the increase to our monthly car insurance rates!