Wednesday, September 10

Teen Racers


After watching yet another near pile-up involving one our local teen racers today, I really do think it's time for a rethink.
 Nowadays you just can't deny the fact that the roads are far busier and much more dangerous than ever before. In most cases seventeen is too young of an age to be let loose with a loaded weapon like a souped up car. Modern cars are much faster and more powerful than at any time ever before and I for one think that they shouldn't be used as kids toys.
 Far too many kiddie winkles are tearing around the town like lunatics in high performance cars foolishly financed by credit happy parents hoping to keep up with the Joneses.
 The depressing annual death toll can only be reduced by changing the law to reflect the clear fact that teenagers are far more likely to die in a car accident than any other way.
 In my opinion teens should be limited to unmodified restricted performance cars. And since most fatal teen accidents tend to happen at night and involve cars carrying more than three passengers lets change the law to restrict teens to carrying only one passenger after 9pm.

7 comments:

dogbait said...

We have laws here doing just that. Probationary drivers are restricted to lower powered cars and to just one passenger aged 16 to 21 in their first year.

Peggy said...

Ooh, Dogbait's law is a good one! We should try to get that one passed.

roy said...

I used to say at least they're not spending they're money on drugs, now I don't
Now I say ......err family show

Anonymous said...

My son is 17 and learning to drive, i'm not keen as i think it's too young. What can i do though as the law says he is old enough, i just hope he is sensible and doesn't drive too fast [if or when he passes his test] The trouble is i've no control over other road users who may drive like lunatics!

Bob said...

dogbait:interesting that, maybe we have much to learn from a younger country eh!.

Bob said...

peggy:yep good idea

Bob said...

anon: good luck with the young un, but I dare say he will be sensible enough.