Spy on Teen Drivers for $189 and $11 a Month. Or Anyone Else, Really.

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
spy on teen drivers for 189 and 11 a month or anyone else really

As the father of four daughters, I'm SO going to buy one of these real-time GPS tracking devices when my progeny start driving. Hell, if the technology's there, I'm going for a skin implant. OK, I'm a little freaked by the idea that anyone can slip a matchbook-sized somethingorother into my car and know where I am in real time. But I guess that horse left the barn in, what, 1984? Anyway, students of psychology might enjoy this little testimonial from AnyTrack's website: "Our son is a new driver. The car has a curfew. When he was late one night and not answering his cell phone, we were very concerned. We were able to log on and see that he took the car out of town and went to a concert that was not allowed. We knew for a fact that he was there and as a result of that knowledge, we were able to restrict the car use until he became more responsible. The Any Track unit is easily hidden in the vehicle. It is not very big so it is easy to hide. I like being able to keep track of our car and know that he is where he says he will be." Anyone know if jammers for teens have hit the internet yet?

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  • Jdv Jdv on Aug 06, 2008

    I'd prefer to do it via cell phone, as my kids are inseperable from their cell phones. Sprint offers something called the Family Locator for $10.00 a month. It allows me to go to a website and see the GPS location of any of my kids phones.

  • Rev0lver Rev0lver on Aug 06, 2008

    Robert Schwartz : Why would you add sic to my quotes? sic is used when there is a misspelling and you are quoting, I used the proper forms of the words. You seem to view the world as an untrustworthy place, that's too bad. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. P.S. I have a master’s degree in psychology so I think I have a slight grasp on the science.

  • JJ JJ on Aug 06, 2008

    I think you should give your kids as much freedom as possible while making sure they can't get killed, abused and or seriously injured or become bad people themselves. Too many restrictions can be just as bad or maybe worse for the development of children, particularly 'good kids' as too little restrictions.

  • Slare Slare on Aug 06, 2008

    I'd just leave an instruction manual with a fake receipt somewhere where my kid could see it. Save a couple hundred bucks. Trickery rules. Oh an I can say without fail I would have taken a beating if my car had one of these in it back in the day.