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'MyKey' - Controls your teen driver (Good safety or Big Brother?)
cbs47 ^ | 9-1-09 | cakid1

Posted on 09/01/2009 8:09:39 PM PDT by cakid1

It's called 'Mykey.'

Its a new device that Ford is offering to help parents control their kids when they're behind the wheel.

Ford is rolling out the new technology with some of its new models.

MyKey can control things like..


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: mykeyford
Is this a good idea?

Maybe..

1 posted on 09/01/2009 8:09:39 PM PDT by cakid1
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To: cakid1

Actually, the stereo control is a good idea..too.


2 posted on 09/01/2009 8:11:45 PM PDT by cakid1
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To: cakid1

Great if you can afford a brand spankin’ new car.


3 posted on 09/01/2009 8:11:55 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: cakid1

Controlling speed by blind remote control is a really, really bad idea. An awful idea. And I don’t get the volume control feature. The seat belt thing is pretty good though.


4 posted on 09/01/2009 8:13:00 PM PDT by squidly
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To: cakid1

I like the idea of RFID and a remote kill switch. When they no longer live under my roof they are entitled to said freedoms that other independent adults enjoy.


5 posted on 09/01/2009 8:15:14 PM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: cakid1

Its Big Brother if government controlled it instead of parents


6 posted on 09/01/2009 8:15:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: cakid1

Depends on the kid.

Here, the Mommy Network is pretty effective.


7 posted on 09/01/2009 8:15:28 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: misterrob

remote kill!

On the freeway with oncoming trucks or crossing railroad tracks...


8 posted on 09/01/2009 8:16:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: cakid1

I’m just glad I was a teenager before GPS. I can see my dad calling me on a cell phone: “Son, whatcha doing at the cabin?” Nothing, dad. And there’s not a girl with me either.”


9 posted on 09/01/2009 8:19:07 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: cakid1
If it is an option it is good.

Just a simple change of programming controlled by the transponder chip program in a chosen key.

When Government controls or reqires it, then it Big Bro.

Think of the loss of revenue for speed trap towns.

10 posted on 09/01/2009 8:19:23 PM PDT by right way right
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To: Richard Kimball
And there’s not a girl with me either.”

Were I your father, that line wouldn't put me at ease.

11 posted on 09/01/2009 8:22:57 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: cakid1

I want one that disables any cell phone use while the car is running. I don’t have kids though, I just have a wife.


12 posted on 09/01/2009 8:24:56 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: Domandred

er I mean teenagers heh


13 posted on 09/01/2009 8:25:14 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: cakid1

I have a version of this on my vehicles. Used it to fight tickets an win in court. Keeps a 30 day record of speed,acceleration,date/time etc.

Pisses off LEO’s bad . Traffic court judges just grin an dismiss. Only had to use it once in past 10 years as I don’t speed.


14 posted on 09/01/2009 8:34:08 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Richard Kimball

“I’m just glad I was a teenager before GPS”

Wouldn’t have worked with me anyway!

I went to work at14 to buy and build a fast 40 Ford coupe hot rod and had it sitting at the curb finished , ready to go and insurance paid for by me on my 16th birthday.

They had no control over my use of my street racing machine!


15 posted on 09/01/2009 8:44:29 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: GeronL

Not while it is operating....

useful for when she/he is someplace they are not supposed to be. OTOH, if the car is on the train tracks it can be a good time to negotiate some extra yard work or house keeping.


16 posted on 09/01/2009 8:45:41 PM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: GeronL

Not while it is operating....

useful for when she/he is someplace they are not supposed to be. OTOH, if the car is on the train tracks it can be a good time to negotiate some extra yard work or house keeping.


17 posted on 09/01/2009 8:46:00 PM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: misterrob

LOL


18 posted on 09/01/2009 8:50:14 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: dalereed
63 Chevy pickup with a three on the tree. Started out with a straight six, but when that went down we put a 327 from a wrecked Camaro in it. Hang down A/C. Bench seat, and I taught my girl how to shift so I could drive with my arm around her. She used to kick off her sandals and knock the condensation tube off the A/C so the cold water would run on her feet. Eight track tape player. Some of the music:

Crocodile Rock.

American Pie.

If you've got the money.

Promised Land--Elvis

Promised Land--Chuck Berry

Rockin Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu

Gimme Three Steps"

19 posted on 09/01/2009 9:34:35 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: GeronL

In our day it was the driver’s ed teacher who slammed on the brake in the middle of the intersection with a car coming our way. My husband (no we weren’t married then) told him if he ever did that again he was going to beat the crap out of him.


20 posted on 09/01/2009 9:35:04 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: Richard Kimball

“I taught my girl how to shift so I could drive with my arm around her.”

I reversed the steering column so that I shifted with my left hand and my right was always free to play!!!


21 posted on 09/01/2009 9:38:39 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: cakid1

This is an option that you can purchase for your teen driver. If the government mandated this I would be against it. It’s like anything else. If people want it they will buy it. Let the market decide.


22 posted on 09/01/2009 10:06:24 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Richard Kimball
re: I’m just glad I was a teenager before GPS.

I was a teen in the mid-50’s. My dad didn't need no stinkin’ GPS! To this day I have no idea how he managed to know just about everything I was up to. And the most amazing part is that I had no idea he knew! I thought I was really slick. Come to find out over the years that I was pretty slick, but he was a whole more slicker!

23 posted on 09/02/2009 12:32:12 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: cakid1

Thinking back to when I was a new driver...17 years old...I can see where certain limitations should be placed on little Billy or Buffy as they drive the family sedan.


24 posted on 09/02/2009 5:16:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Not to mention that most of today’s family sedans are far quicker than even the Mustangs and Camaros of my day.


25 posted on 09/02/2009 5:18:57 AM PDT by Palmetto
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To: dalereed
They had no control over my use of my street racing machine!

Geeze....did you grow up in a hippie commune or something? My parents had complete control of everything they owned *and* everything I owned when I was 16.

26 posted on 09/02/2009 5:22:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: cakid1

We baby children too much now. Raise ‘em right but then give them room to make mistakes. You don’t grow up if you are protected from everything.


27 posted on 09/02/2009 6:02:14 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Geeze....did you grow up in a hippie commune or something?”

Nope, grew up in Los Feliz Silverlake area of Los Angeles.


28 posted on 09/02/2009 6:29:37 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: cakid1

It’s a terrible idea because it stunts the normal development of personal responsibility. They won’t have mature self-control skills when Big Brother is no longer looking over their shoulder.


29 posted on 09/02/2009 6:41:40 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: dalereed
Nope, grew up in Los Feliz Silverlake area of Los Angeles.

I was only kidding when I made that remark.The point I was trying to make is that your parents,unlike mine,accepted the concept of "private property" for 16 year old sons.At that age I wasn't mature enough to responsibly handle such control...particularly over a car.

You,of course,may have been different.

30 posted on 09/02/2009 6:43:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Gay State Conservative
It started long before that, When I was 8 I got a paper route and my dad took me down to the bank and introduced me to the banker who explained banking and how the monetary system worked and I opened up a bank savings account.

I bought my first bicycle with my own money so I wouldn't have to walk the paper route with the 200 papers.

My parents could have bought me anything I wanted but they made me work for everything I got.

31 posted on 09/02/2009 6:51:55 AM PDT by dalereed
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