Re: Worried about teen driving
I have 3 boys ages 7, 5, and 2. My husband is a Highway Patrol officer and he already freaks out at the thought of our kids driving! He has seen so many tragic accidents caused by young drivers being, well, teenagers who think they're invincable.
BioAdoptMom3 makes a good point about making kids pay for insurance and maintain good grades. That's how it worked for me. I had to pay for my insurance, gas and general upkeep on the car. Plus I had to maintain a 3.0 GPA. My parents told me that driving was a priviledge, and if I abused it I lost it. And the important thing was that they followed through. My grades dropped one semester, and I lost my car for the next semester. Also, if I got any tickets, I would lose the car until I was 18. I did get stopped once for speeding, but cried my way out of a ticket. After that I was much more careful about my speed.
My husband and I bought a used truck about six or seven years ago that had a governor on it, so it wouldn't go over 60mph. I don't know if it was installed at the factory, or if it was an after-matket thing though.