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12-28-2010 03:37 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Isaac F

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Hello guys,

My son is driving a Kia Sportage. I installed a GPS traker without my son knowing it. Since I know by the GPS traker that he is speeding, I want to install in his car a speed limiter.

Do you knows if this gadget is available? Can anybody give me a site were I can get more info.

THX,

Isaac

Speed of light is greater than speed of sound. Some people seem very bright until U hear them speak

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12-28-2010 04:19 PM  7 years agoPost 2
helibill

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IMO if you can't trust your son not to go fast without your sneaky tracker than how can yo trust him to drive period? There is a lot of stuff you can do in a car other than speeding that will get you in trouble. Flooring it at every stop sign, aggressive driving that is inconsiderate to others, donuts and drifting, having a drink or two and driving, this list can go on forever.

I think your tracker is ridiculous, especially because you haven't told him... talk about trust issues. How can he ever trust you again, since you obviously don't trust him? If you really wanted the tracker, you should have been open about it and told him that it would go in the car from the beginning. Then you could ask him not to speed because you will know.

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12-28-2010 04:57 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Peter Wales

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That's a bit heavy. All kids will take advantage of being outside the purview of their parents and let off a little steam every now and then. Trust doesn't come into it. It's called being independent.

However, I do partially agree with the conclusion you came to.

Isaac, tell your boy there is a tracker in the car and you know what he is doing. If he keeps on doing bad things, you will have to figure out the appropriate punishment to persuade him its a bad idea.

But if he knows you are watching, he may calm down and he has a good reason for playing it cool when he is with his buddies in the car egging him on. "I cant do that, my rotten Dad put a tracker in the car and he knows every move I make and if I do.......then he will ....."

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12-28-2010 10:28 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Gearhead

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Isaac,, I'm with Peter here,,but to add these GPS are not that accurate, meaning it may be off 3 or 5 MPH, so at that if it says he is 8 MPH over he may only be 3 or 4 over, but if it tells you he is speeding 20 MPH then you know he is speeding a good 10, 15 over, or more,,

LOL now it could be off the other way too, it could say he is 7 over when he is really 13 over ,,,,

LOL

ether way your a parent LOL

I know, my Daughter just move in with her B-friend, she is 19, boy I hope she doesn't get PregO

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12-28-2010 10:33 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Gearhead

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Oh,,
a Speed Limiter wont stop him from speeding at lower Speed Limits such as 30 or 40 MPH

Jim
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12-28-2010 11:20 PM  7 years agoPost 6
psych-lick

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I agree with Peter. Tell him you are monitoring him.

-Jeff T.

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12-29-2010 05:24 AM  7 years agoPost 7
thtoyman

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Now you known he is. Come down to a trust issues.. Tell him you are watching him. If not. When why let him drive?

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12-29-2010 05:35 AM  7 years agoPost 8
drdot

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fwiw..

His name isn't Winston Smith, by chance....?

John.

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12-29-2010 05:56 AM  7 years agoPost 9
Gearhead

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hey Isaac, this is what you do,,

don't tell him your monitoring him, just tell him you know that he was speeding on such&such a street at a such&such time, then do the same a couple days later,, when he asks "how you know" just tell him "you know people"

Jim
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12-29-2010 06:14 AM  7 years agoPost 10
Salty

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I agree with gearhead....rule 1 as a parent....never show all your cards....

Rule 2: mess with their head...

I guarantee you if I was a kid and found out my parents put a GPS on my car....I'd find a way to foil it....

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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12-29-2010 02:00 PM  7 years agoPost 11
TheHud

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A little extra info would help. For one, did he earn the money and buy this car, or are you the owner or part owner? Secondly, you say he is speeding, but by how much and where? By that I mean is he being completely reckless (50 MPH in a residential neighborhood) or going with the flow of traffic (70 in a 65 on the freeway)?

Lay down the law if he is being reckless. I agree with telling him you know he was speeding, but not saying how, but you don't put a limiter on the car. Tell him he needs to drive right or he won't be driving without an adult IN the car, period. Then observe for the next week or two to make sure he does right. If not, car is gone.

EDIT: Sorry, making this post in installments, kids keep interupting. If it is your car and he does not start driving right, sell it. If you want the money to go to him in some way, put it in savings towards education. Or you could buy an old 1970's Roadmaster and drop an engine from a 1970's Datsun in it, that should effectively slow him down. If it is his car, then forced revocation of driving privileges will be a better punishment. Looking at a car just sitting there every day for a month, when he worked so hard to get it, should be a good lesson.

I earned the money for my first car (68 big block Camaro), and if my parents knew how I drove it, they would have taken it to the scrap yard. A 16 YO should not be doing 160 MPH on I29 through Kansas City. I got lots of tickets in my first 2 years of driving and the cost taught me pretty quick to slow down.

Gun control is like fighting drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to buy cars.

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12-29-2010 02:26 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Cowjock

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I wound up putting a "car chip" (it records just about anything you want to monitor) in my van for a while when my kid was driving it. I soon found out how fast the van would go. I did have a serious trust issue with him he proved it time and time again. I would have put a gps tracker in it too but I was short of funds at the time.

Plain and simple, tell your kid you know he's speeding and if it doesn't stop his driving privileges will be REVOKED. Do it, it's not worth the risking your insurance to his stupidity not to mention DEAD is forever!. I can almost guarantee he's trying the E brake slide.

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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12-29-2010 02:38 PM  7 years agoPost 13
dsl11us

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wow what a dick move to do to your kid.
how about letting him grow up with out big brother always wacthing him. sounds to me you have trust issues to me..

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12-29-2010 02:59 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Xterra

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Parenthood -though job
wow what a dick move to do to your kid.
Better be safe than sorry! Something I have learnt from ER and trauma units, DO everything in your power to prevent your kid from ending up in either one. Trust is one thing, being young and reckless is a completly different one. Remember what you do when you were his age, did you always did what you were told or not told to do? There you go!
Smoking, drinking and reckless driving at early ages, preventable 'diseases' if they are not neglected.


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12-29-2010 04:16 PM  7 years agoPost 15
GyroFreak

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I think the tracker is fine. If he is really pushing the speed thing and kills an innocent bystander or one of his friends, his life will be ruined forever. And so will your family life. It's just not worth it.
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EDIT: You know your son better than anyone, so you must decide on how to handle if you tell him a tracker is on his car. As Peter W said, he can use it as the excuse not to let his friends push him.
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A speed limiter can be problematic, that extra burst of speed for passing is needed. If not available it can cause a head on collision.
Stick with the GPS and discussions with your son.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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12-29-2010 04:38 PM  7 years agoPost 16
fla heli boy

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I made it thru 2 teenagers (and they both drive quite well, but do drive a little fast). I don't see a problem with the GPS, but I would never let him know it's there. I like the fake "I know people" angle.
Bottom line is give him a warning or two and then follow thru, take the keys and make him watch his ride sit in the driveway while he rides the cheese to school. That's what I did with my oldest and it works quite well.
At some point, you'll have to have some trust in him and understand that in the end, kids will still be kids. Just remember the crazy stuff we did. hmmmm, if I had done that, mine would never have gotten their liscense!!!
Actually I was pretty conservative behind the wheel at that age because I was always driving my moms car, but my friends.....that was a WHOLE different story. I should've died or been hurt badly many times as a teenager. Amazing that I ever saw 20 years old.

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12-29-2010 06:09 PM  7 years agoPost 17
dsl11us

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its still a dick move..

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12-29-2010 06:10 PM  7 years agoPost 18
dsl11us

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put one in your car. so your wives can see what your doing, lol

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12-29-2010 06:13 PM  7 years agoPost 19
TwistedRotor

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I want to install in his car a speed limiter.
Keep it simple, just attach a wood block to the back of the accelerator.

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12-29-2010 06:16 PM  7 years agoPost 20
Hughes500Pilot

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I remember reading about the NOL2000 many years ago... Take a look at this article. -Steve

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/...on-drivers.html

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