My son was always against me to setup surveillance equipment in his vehicle, but I am incredibly thankful I stick to my guns – especially right after the surveillance system helped us uncover him right after he got into a near-fatal accident.
It all commenced when my son was bugging me for a vehicle. He wanted a 2nd-hand sports vehicle from his friend’s dad who so happened to be a used vehicle salesman. I got him a Toyota Corolla LE and stuck really a couple of conditions. Chief among those conditions was that I set up a security system composed of a GPS tracker and a listening device in the vehicle. He was stubborn about the whole thing at first, but he got those stubborn genes from me – except my genes were much more stubborn than his.
So he ultimately relented and agreed to the entire thing. He tried disabling the Surveillance Equipment on the very first week he got the vehicle. I withheld driving privileges for a entire week right after I realized the GPS device was turned off. He never tried it again and gave it up.
Now I’m not the type of dad that butts into everything that my son does. I chose to set up a surveillance system in the vehicle so I can react swiftly to any emergency without having to bug him all the time about exactly where he’s going or what he’s doing.
Then the accident occurred.
I was really worried about my son when he left the home with his pals. He brought a lot more things than he usually does, which informed me they have been going on a trip. Of course my wife was beside herself with worry. I told her that the kid has to go out and have some entertaining every now and then. And aside from, I had surveillance equipment installed in the vehicle. He’ll be just fine.
Of course, I didn’t tell my wife that I was practically glued to the software connecting the GPS security equipment to my tablet.
Right after a couple of hours, I noticed that my son’s ‘blip’ on the GPS screen was stationary just on the side of a freeway close to the nearby mountains. 5 minutes passed. Ten minutes passed. Fifteen minutes passed. I was getting worried, so I tuned into the audio feed of the listening device.
What I heard sent a cold chill up my spine. There was static all over the place, along with the sound of my son’s voice groaning in ache. I called up his mobile phone instantly right after that. He wasn’t picking it up. I called the police and reported a possible accident. I then drove over to the coordinates on the GPS device as quick as I could.
I saw bent and warped railings close to the place of my son’s coordinates, followed by his vehicle slammed right into a tree trunk. I located no sign of the pals he was with. I called the police once again and confirmed that there has been without a doubt an accident. They arrived with an ambulance and were able to get to my son in time.
He suffered a number of lacerations, broke his femur and had three cracked ribs. He informed me what occurred when he was recovering at the hospital. He was actually racing with a couple of buddies of his. It was a blend of youthful daring and a few beers – something I was quite angry about when the entire issue was over.
The really infuriating portion, though, was his so-called pals abandoning him when he got into an accident. They didn’t even call for help. They left him to die. I charged them with depraved indifference, criminal negligence, man slaughter and whatever other cases my lawyer could dig up towards them.
So if you want to give your young children freedom without sacrificing their safety, I highly advise you speak about installing surveillance camera equipment in their vehicles. This may just be the one thing that saves their lives.