December 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
Ryan Bratsch was riding with friends in an overcrowded vehicle three years ago when the distracted teen driver collided with a truck on a rural road outside Casselton, N.D.
Tags: driving, North Dakota, public safety, Safety, teen drivers, teen driving, Traffic 9 Comments »
How about this instead, parents teach their young drivers about safety and actually get involved with this important milestone in a kids life.
I’ve seen it more and more kids getting there permit and their parents not taking them out to drive and relying on drivers ed to do the teaching. These kids get there license and have no real experience on driving and cause accidents. This happens in any small town or city. But worse in the city or small town that the city folk moved to.
Remember parents YOU are responsible for your childs behavior, not others.
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“Require passing a driving test”. What? ND doesn’t already require this?
I was just rereading the requirements and I was like I had to do that. What changed?
Another thing I want to point out is parents get your kids out in the snow storms and out in icy conditions and teach them how to drive in them. If you cannot do this yourself then find a friend or family member that can drive in these conditions to teach your child how to deal with bad road conditions. We live in an area of ice and snow, you had better be ready to drive in it.
14 is simply too young to have a licence, let alone drive a 2 ton vehicle. I agree with this article.
I was 12 when I was behind the wheel learning. However it is much different when you are learning in the country then the city. I learned how to drive a stick in a ’53 chevy 2ton truck. I got my permit @ 14 and my license before my 16th b-day as it was law that you had to have behind the wheel to get your license under 16.
That is funny. I actually learned how to drive a stick in a ’53 Ford 1 1/2 ton.
LOL, I too have had my kids out and given them driving lessons well before the age of 12. I feel that should an emergency arise, they need the skills to handle any problem that should arise, including understanding the difference between a brake and gas pedal. Thats different than them having a license and driving the streets without adult supervision at the age of 14.
Driving a farm vehicle for work purposes is also very different.
Vertigo, very good point. You can’t always rely on an ambulance as what if your too far away. You need someone to drive you to the hospital. I have a child now and hope to have 1 or 2 more. But if I have my way they will learn to drive @ a young age, but they will also be taught respect to, as I am involved in my childs life, and even my wife will say the same thing.
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