'Call My Mom' bumper stickers keep te...

'Call My Mom' bumper stickers keep teen drivers in check

There are 28 comments on the www.knoxnews.com story from Oct 25, 2008, titled 'Call My Mom' bumper stickers keep teen drivers in check. In it, www.knoxnews.com reports that:

Call My Mom casts a watchful eye over teenage drivers in an effort to prevent accidents and promote safety.

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Earl Keese

“global warming is a hoax”

Since: Apr 08

knoxville

#21 Oct 26, 2008
they started a thing like this in texas about 10-11 yrs ago.

a big white round sticker about the size of a softball was put in the lower left side of the rear window.

something to the effect of, driving after 10p.m. or more than 2 people in the car.
there was a number to call, and THEY would be the ones to verify with the parents.

“Did it on em'”

Since: Feb 07

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#22 Oct 26, 2008
I think it's a great idea...finding ways to make sure your kid is doing what you taught them. Trust is earned not given. This is a way to earn it.

Since: Nov 07

Knoxville, TN

#23 Oct 27, 2008
Think a Minute wrote:
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Why? Then every time someone who does not like your kid sees them driving they will be calling in on them. It's bad enough with idiots and cell phones calling the police. And YES that happens all the time. Some idiot gets mad at someone and they call 911 and tell some lie to get them pulled over. I wouldn't believe just anybody who called and said my kid was doing something in a car. Probably would be more like "ya need to mind your own business". If you teach your kids to be mature and responsible then they will be.
The problem with so many kids today is they raise themselves or are raised by MTV and then that's how the act. Parents don't want to take the time to raise the kids they bring into this world.
The problem is too many parents think they have done a wonderful job raising their kids. They think their kids 'do no wrong'. I have taught my son to the best of my ability, but I am not stupid enough to think that he is not capable of making dumb decisions.

That's part of being a kid. Take your blinders off and realize they are still kids and it doesn't matter what you teach them, they are still at risk for making a dumb decision like speeding, or trying to beat a red light.

Since: Nov 07

Knoxville, TN

#24 Oct 27, 2008
Bailey3017 wrote:
I think it's a great idea...finding ways to make sure your kid is doing what you taught them. Trust is earned not given. This is a way to earn it.
Absolutely!

“Did it on em'”

Since: Feb 07

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#25 Oct 27, 2008
Knox Girl wrote:
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The problem is too many parents think they have done a wonderful job raising their kids. They think their kids 'do no wrong'. I have taught my son to the best of my ability, but I am not stupid enough to think that he is not capable of making dumb decisions.
That's part of being a kid. Take your blinders off and realize they are still kids and it doesn't matter what you teach them, they are still at risk for making a dumb decision like speeding, or trying to beat a red light.
Exactly...as much as we would like to be as parents we cannot handcuff ourselves to our kids and make all of their decisions for them, but while they are under our supervision this will help us to know what decisions they are making with us not around.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#26 Oct 27, 2008
I have to admit that if such a sticker had been on the back of my parents' cars when I was a teen, I would have lost access to them very quickly. I was a horrible driver, very aggressive, and I took many risks. I'm amazed that I managed to get past that stage without having a major accident, and I had friends who didn't survive it. If these stickers force teens who drive the way I did to change their attitudes, I'm all for them.

“I don't believe in coincidence”

Since: Oct 08

Ten Mile,Tn

#27 Oct 27, 2008
I am on my fifth teenager and they are all happy,healthy,productive people..There have been times with all of them,no matter how responsible or trust worthy they have been,where they given in to peer pressure,adrenalin,brain farts,lack of judgement...whatever you call it..

The trust should help with sorting out the bogus call

ACW

Since: Oct 08

Orlando, Fla

#28 Oct 27, 2008
giggly wrote:
<quoted text>M.M. it dont matter how old you kids are(And thanks for telling my age!..LOL)..You are not to big to get a whuppin from your moma!..And besides...I'm going to sneak it on his jeep!..giggle..giggle
teehee...spoken like a true mom.

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