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Unread 06-08-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Very good Elkhunter.
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Unread 06-08-2008, 02:15 PM
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This one plugs into a cig lighter, but can also be hardwired. Not cheap though.
GPS-Buddy CONNECT GPS vehicle tracker at Crutchfield.com

You probably should just enforce when the car can be used, only for school, etc... maybe check the odometer to ensure the distance being travelled.
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Unread 06-08-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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My youngest daughter got a speeding ticket. It was only for 10 over. I went with her to court. The judge knew I was with her and when they called her name she got up and went up there. I stayed sitting. The judge looked at me and said, "Are you her father?" I said yes. The judge said "Are you going to come up here with her?" I said no. He said, "May I ask why not?" I said, "I didn't get a ticket, she did. I'm only here because she no longer drives my vehicles and she needed a ride." He smiled and said, "Fair enough."

The judge went pretty easy on her. I gave her back the use of my vehicles about 2 months later. I paid her fine but she paid me back in full prior to me letting her drive again.

That was about 12 years ago. Her driving record has been spotless since then.
KUDOS, ElkHunter!
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Unread 06-08-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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My youngest daughter got a speeding ticket. It was only for 10 over. I went with her to court. The judge knew I was with her and when they called her name she got up and went up there. I stayed sitting. The judge looked at me and said, "Are you her father?" I said yes. The judge said "Are you going to come up here with her?" I said no. He said, "May I ask why not?" I said, "I didn't get a ticket, she did. I'm only here because she no longer drives my vehicles and she needed a ride." He smiled and said, "Fair enough."

The judge went pretty easy on her. I gave her back the use of my vehicles about 2 months later. I paid her fine but she paid me back in full prior to me letting her drive again.

That was about 12 years ago. Her driving record has been spotless since then.
I know that she'll have to appear before the judge. We'll see, but I plan to do just as you did. For the past few days, she's been driving me, and I've been critiquing her driving. She's not happy, but I think she's learning....those painful lessons....with consequences.
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Unread 01-06-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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I installed a GPS tracking system on my teenagers car it's awesome . It alerts me with a text message if he is speeding I can also log on from anywhere and see where his car is. I was always extremely worried about my son speeding, but I felt like I had very little control. Now that I have AmericanGPSís tracking system installed, Iím notified via text message and e-mail whenever his speed exceeds 70 MPH. Leaving me much more relaxed. American gps 919-460-5995

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Unread 01-06-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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I installed a GPS tracking system on my teenagers car it's awesome . It alerts me with a text message if he is speeding I can also log on from anywhere and see where his car is. I was always extremely worried about my son speeding, but I felt like I had very little control. Now that I have AmericanGPSís tracking system installed, Iím notified via text message and e-mail whenever his speed exceeds 70 MPH. Leaving me much more relaxed. American gps 919-460-5995

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Unread 01-07-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Did you provide the car? Do you pay for the insurance? I had to buy my own car and pay for my own insurance when I was a teen... The former insures that I have a pretty slow car, the latter encourages good/safe driving and both teach great responsibility.
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Unread 01-07-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: southern california
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i know someone that killed a woman when they were your age, ran over her.
he has had a rough life. she had no life. the trick is not dodging the cops, the trick is slowing down.
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Unread 08-15-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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Do what I did...When my kid thought he needed to race someone..I live in the country..15 miles away from the nearest store....Anyways my son thought he need to speed just to show off..Well I took into town (15Miles I remind you) and told him to get out I then said fallow me home..He said how I don't got no car..I said yep that why you are walking...So he did and he never have gotten another speeding ticket..He said to me I rather have my car then to walk 15Miles to go to the store..
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Unread 08-15-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Everyone gets speeding tickets. Why is it such a big deal?

I get 2-3 a year... I'd assume my kid would get around the same.
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