Saturday, December 11, 2004

Glad I'm an Adult


BRADENTON - Retired Gen. Tommy Franks has signed on to be the spokesman for a company that uses global positioning system technology in teens' cell phones to let parents know how fast they're driving.

Franks, who as commander of U.S. Central Command based at MacDill Air Force directed the invasion of Iraq, will be the official face of Teen Arrive Alive.

The organization aims to get teens to carry a cell phone containing a GPS chip that sends out regular signals letting parents know where they are and how fast they're going.

If a predetermined speed limit is passed, an alarm goes off in the teen's cell phone and parents are automatically notified.

Even before these types of enhancements, I imagine that a lot of teenagers very quickly regretted their new cell phone..