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Old 10-07-2008, 12:59 AM   #1
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2010 "My key" (smart key) option

2010 ford will have the "my key". This I think is a great option if you are a parent with teen drivers. here's the link.http://jalopnik.com/5059406/ford-nan...d-radio-volume


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I've got a better idea.....don't let your kid drive the family car at all. Don't buy the kid a car. Tell him he gets a car when he buys it himself, and pays for his own insurance.

What we really need is a "smart key" that works on anyone driving the car....
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:35 AM   #3
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Wow, nice idea... The positives out way the negitives because the negatives are negatives because they are illegal lol.
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I've got a better idea.....don't let your kid drive the family car at all. Don't buy the kid a car. Tell him he gets a car when he buys it himself, and pays for his own insurance.

What we really need is a "smart key" that works on anyone driving the car....
I agree. The only reason I was able to drive in HS was because of my parents already having a 3rd car...i paid for the insurance and gas, eventually saving enough to buy the fofo 2-3 yrs later.
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Finally, Ford has provided a way for parents to shrug off more responibility with their teen drivers.

"Oh go ahead and take the car, no worries, it has MY KEY to protect my baby"
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shoot.. i didnt get to drive until i turned 19!! that sucked
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everyone can complain about this, but it's not a bad idea. i agree, make kids pay for crap themselves. my dad bought the focus for me, so that takes away a little of my credibility, lol, though in my defense i never new/expected it to happen. mom and step-dad said "you want a car, get a job, buy it yourself, you're paying insurance and everything." lol, got a job as soon as i turned 16, and on top of that along with mowing yards and babysitting, i saved up. of course, dad ended up with other ideas, i wasn't going to turn down a free car, who would? lol

but anyways, for those parents who allow kids to drive their cars, how can this not be a good idea? my mom eventually started trusting me a bit more and more, enough to take her car out from time to time before i had a car. just because parents allow kids to drive their cars doesn't mean their not responsible, and this key is just one more way to help assure that there's a little less chance the kids do something stupid. no, it can't completely control how they drive, but at least their speed can be limited.
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you cannot drive fast...
but you can still be drunk...
how about something like "My Alarm"...
when they detect the alcohol content in air and make the car won start?
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shoot.. i didnt get to drive until i turned 19!! that sucked
Same here! I was 19 when I got my license. I had a car before then but it was park in my grandparents garage with no tags. It was an 85 volvo that sat in a family members yard for over two years without moving. When I got my license my parents paid for the emissions test and I had to find a job ASAP to keep it.
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One thing missing...
Where's the alarm for cell phone use/texting??!!

We've had 3 high school kids killed within one year because they pulled out in front of someone while they were texting.
Now, everyone's crying for lower speed limits.
Speed was not the cause of these crashes.

Off soap box for now...

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