by Grand Forks Herald
May 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm in Grand Forks Herald
Thanks to the state’s new graduated drivers licensing law, the chances just went up — notably up — that the young people in your life will survive their teenage years. Continue Reading
Tags: driving, Editorials, graduated drivers license, Legislature, Opinion, Politics, Safety, teen driving 2 Comments »
It nice that Mr. Dennis feels the legislature act will save teenagers lives, but, in my opinion, the legislature failed big time when they failed to protect young teen drivers from great-grandma. By failing to address the issue of senior drivers, they condone the actions of the 92 year old lady who killed a cyclist. A person with 75 years of driving experice may be a greater menance on the roadways than a younger less expereinced driver.
Also, if it is dangerous for someone under 18 to talk on a cell phonce while driving, why is it okay for an adult? Or is the fact the 18 plus can vote a game changer?
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Graduated licenses are another in a long list of useless crap spawned by the Safety Nazis and the Hand Wringers.
Driving is a skill. Skills are not learned by restricting when the student can practice. Mom and Dad (and the student) are the best judges of when the student driver should be learning his/her craft. The legislature is NOT the proper authority for this task.
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