Posted on: March 18, 2010
New technology aims to make teenagers drive safer by giving parents the ability to control some of their driving habits even when they aren’t with them.
Ford’s upgraded MyKey technology will allow users to limit a car’s speed to 65, 70, 75, or 80 mph, in attempts to reduce the number of teenage driver accidents from speeding. The system also allows parents to place limits on the volume of the radio and block explicit satellite radio programming. It also can give parents a better peace of mind that passengers are buckling up by enabling a feature that turns off the radio until seatbelts are on. The current programming only blocks speeds of 80 mph and limits the radio’s volume, according to news reports .
Opponents of the safety system device say the limits should be controlled because there are some situations, such as avoiding a car accident, where a driver may need to abruptly speed up.
As a North Charleston car accident attorney, , I always like to see new technology come out in aims of making drivers safer. However, I don’t think parents should rely on technology to ensure their children are practicing safe driving habits. Teach your children that speeding is dangerous and distractions like a loud radio, cell phones and eating while driving can cause car accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of the negligence of another driver you may want to seek the services of a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .