"Wouldn't all the thief have to do is remove the device?"
You are assuming he is smart enough to recognize it, know what it is, and remove it... That is a MAJOR assumption.
High crime area, There is a 2 year old Mustang Hardtop with the keys clearly hanging from the ignition.. Two thieves hop in fire that sucker up and head for the freeway.. They are talking to each other "Man are the owners of this car Stooopid or what, You'd think they WANTED us to steel it leaving the keys in it like that" (how do I know what they were saying.. Read on)
As a matter of fact the owners DID want them to steel that car, as opposed to the others in the lot,, You see the car belonged to the company I worked for, MICHIGAN STATE POLICE, and was equipped with ON-Guard, which is Ford's answer to ON-Star, On-Guard was alerted the instant the car was started, and activated the cell phone built into the car so we could monitor the conservation.. Of course when they exited the freeway the doors were locked, and the engine died.. Some very helpful folks came up and offered assistance, The theives begged to decline.. However they could not open the doors.
Doors opened fine for the very helpful folks outside.. That is to say, Michigan State Police plain cloths officers, complete with guns, badges and handcuffs for the thieves to wear to jail.
true enough. "Bait Car" is one of my favorite shows on TruTV or Speed Channel.
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Why would you want to track the travels of a 16 year old?
Why not? They are better off when parents know where they go and what they do.
Let me put it this way: When you were a teen, Did you want your parents knowing everywhere you went and when and how fast and so on?
Most teens seem to not wish that..
As for me, being older ans wiser than a Teen (At least I hope I'm wiser) I agree with you.
True story: IN the town I grew up in way back when Dinosaurs still... Ok I lie.
We had a deputy sheriff, Now I have to admit he was a bit before my time (State police moved in when I was not yet 16). Kids would be kids, and he'd chase them for a short distance, then the kids would loose him.. They would head home straining their arms patting themselves on the back.
But when the driver got home.. First thing he noticed was the police car in front of the house.. Then the light on in the kitchen.
Jipper did not write all that many tickets to teens.. But let's just say Justice was Done and the kids learned. First circuit court of DAD!