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Deb1003 Jan 2, 4:24 p.m.
Why don't kids wear seatbelts? It's one simple thing to do that can be the difference between life or death. BUCKLE UP!
btneast Jan 2, 10:26 a.m.
One wonders if there is a way to teach how to safely run off a road
....I wonder as well. One can't teach experience. Several issues here......4 people in a seat with seat belts for only 3, not wearing any seat belts, and speeding. 16 year olds are supposedly restricted to how many passengers they can have as well.....or used to be. Mix all that up with the invulnerability that teens all think they have, and this is all too often what happens. The driving age of 16 has been around for way longer than any of us has been alive.....I really don't think raising it to 18 will make a difference. Keeping newly minted drivers on a short leash until they get more wheel time may be better. I know I did some stupid things in a car when I was young like that, my number just never came up. Peer pressure and the need to be cool and accepted is very strong at that age, much stronger than adult rules.
Yellow Rider Dec 31, 2:10 p.m.
One wonders if there is a way to teach how to safely run off a road. So often an inexperienced driver runs off the shoulder and over-corrects, like what is described here.
marciamal1 Dec 31, 12:58 p.m.
So sad, but how many accidents have been involved with these teens that take to the wheel without more responsibility and maturity. I pray that they change the age of driving to 18 - when these teens are more mature to handle the road. My thoughts and prayers go out to all these teens families and I pray that the ones that survived can overcome this tragic experience.
irie44 Dec 31, 12:25 p.m.
what a shame
GALNC Dec 31, 9:56 a.m.
Prayers to the families of those involved.
cruzinlong Dec 31, 9:09 a.m.
this is so sad, too many kids going too early .
Scubagirl Dec 31, 8:11 a.m.
So very tragic. Two more gone too soon.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2013-09-05 17:25:12