Bill Would Require Teen Drivers Learn...

Bill Would Require Teen Drivers Learn CPR | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 61 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Jan 26, 2011, titled Bill Would Require Teen Drivers Learn CPR | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A grieving mother has started a campaign to bring meaning to her daughter's death.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at 10TV WBNS.

First Prev
of 4
Next Last
Bluerose

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 26, 2011
I'm very sorry for the family of this accident victim but to require people to take CPR in order to obtain a drivers license is riduculous. Some people simply cannot perform the act due to physical impairments, others just don't want to. You have to renew a certification every 2 years to remain even slightly proficient and to try to perform it if a person is not proficient will cause more harm than good. Just plain bad idea.
I Know

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 26, 2011
Cheryl Grossman, just trying to make a name for herself in the statehouse. Stop wasting our time and money.
wrong move

United States

#3 Jan 26, 2011
Why does this have to be mandated? Learning CPR does not mean that the driver will have to perform CPR. I would guess that a majority of people have taken some sort of CPR training. And regardless of knowing how to do CPR, it does not require you to do CPR.
cardiac arrest is death

United States

#4 Jan 26, 2011
Bluerose wrote:
I'm very sorry for the family of this accident victim but to require people to take CPR in order to obtain a drivers license is riduculous. Some people simply cannot perform the act due to physical impairments, others just don't want to. You have to renew a certification every 2 years to remain even slightly proficient and to try to perform it if a person is not proficient will cause more harm than good. Just plain bad idea.
I agree with all you had to say except one thing. Think of it this way. If someone is in cardiac arrest, they are dead unless you get their heart restarted. So trying to do something that could possibly help would be better than doing nothing. That said, this bill is a terrible idea and will not get passed. This would only cost us more money.
mother from newark

Newark, OH

#5 Jan 26, 2011
I think it is a good idea to teach children cpr and basic first aid in high school health classes. That being said I think it should be something the schools do and not something that is mandatory to recieve a driver's license. I learned the heimlich, although it's no longer called that, in the 5th grade and one of the children in my class ended up saving his aunt that same year after she started choking on a piece of food. Made the front page of the paper for it. If you teach children these things they can save lives. I think school's should mandate it.
Tax Payer

United States

#6 Jan 26, 2011
Why not pass a bill to teach them how to drive first? They can't text and do CPR at the same time unless there is an APP for that. The little morons can't even sell a cheese burger without a picture of one on the key board.
Ohio Mom

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Jan 26, 2011
How about making sure drivers can read in English before we start mandating CPR?
avz

North Fort Myers, FL

#9 Jan 26, 2011
Uh your gonna teach 'em CPR in school but not drivers ed to keep 'em from running over some one. Prevention would be better than fixing what you broke

BTW tournquet is not taught in first aid any longer. Thanks Cheryl for promoting folk lore.
Concerned Citizen

Grove City, OH

#10 Jan 26, 2011
As a student in the medical field, this is a completely bad idea. First, these kids should not even be able to get a drivers license at this young age especially with all the use of cell phones and the danger it causes. Then if you are not correctly trained when you try to help someone in a car accident or any type of emergency you are putting yourself at risk of further injuring the person. We have paramedics and doctors for a reason please allow them to do their job and if you want to help in time of an emergency CALL FOR HELP.
Dan

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jan 26, 2011
Is it awful her daughter died? Of course it is. But people lose family members every day without trying to pass laws honoring the deceased that will change the rules for every new driver in the state. I'm sorry for her loss but it's just arrogant to presume every other Ohioan needs to bear witness to her tragedy by new legislation.

It's disgusting this politician is trying to ride on the coat tails of this tragedy for publicity.
MoveSlowly

Lewis Center, OH

#12 Jan 26, 2011
It's never a good idea to change law because of one tragic case
Umm

United States

#13 Jan 26, 2011
I am sorry for this families loss, but my teens shouldn't be expected to perform EMT services.
Debra

Reynoldsburg, OH

#14 Jan 26, 2011
I think this is a wonderful idea. Due to the huge responsibility that comes with operating a motor vehicle all drivers should be required to take CPR/FA.
Brilliant

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 26, 2011
This is a great idea. We are not talking about kids becoming EMTs here. This is just about basic CPR. How many teens know that just the simple act of covering someone who is injured with a blanket could prevent shock? Gabrielle Giffords is alive today because someone immediately knew what to do to help her until those trained arrived. If we think a 16 year old is mature enough and smart enough to operate something weighing thousands of pounds going 65 miles per hour, then we need to give them some basic skills to go along with that responsibility. As for the one tragic case getting a law changed....happens all the time for the good of many of us.
Elmer Fudd

Portsmouth, OH

#17 Jan 26, 2011
Come on people, this is rediculous. We have enough laws. Lets not waste time on another one that isnt necessary.
benji

Fostoria, OH

#18 Jan 26, 2011
We need to repeal laws, not make new ones. There is an average of 250 new laws passed in every two-year leglislative session in Ohio. Will there ever be a time when we have "enough" laws? How did we ever survive even 10 years ago with 1000 fewer laws.

I just don't understand the people who think every part of life should be leglislated. If you think it is a good idea and you want your son or daughter to learn CPR, then great. But don't make it mandatory for everyone else.
Gene

Westerville, OH

#19 Jan 26, 2011
There shut-ten be a age limit on getting a driver license but more of a machurity level instead. I feel that would help with stories like this and not having to learn CPR as a requirement to get a drivers license. have CPR learned in health class.
Gadfly

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 27, 2011
This is another potential boondoggle brought to you by another person with an axe to grind. NO THANKS!!
JMD

Columbus, OH

#22 Jan 27, 2011
I have a better idea. Require everyone to become a medical doctor before they can receive there drivers license.
This bill is a bunch of B.S.
1st. Who is going to pay fro this training?
2nd. Who is going to oversee the training ?
3rd. Not everyone is physically capable of performing CPR and or first aid.
4th. Most people even if trained in CPR and first aid will not perform these tasks correctly in an emergency situation.
5th. I sure as hell do not want some snot nosed teenager who just ran me while they were driving and texting and head banning to there so called music who just ran over me trying to do first aid or CPR on me. If they cannot even drive, you think I am going to trust them to save my live?
6th.#5 also applies to all of those non English speaking expert drivers we now have around here.
kalika316

Hayesville, OH

#24 Jan 27, 2011
Yeah go ahead and do this... and then see all these kids get sued by the person or the person's family that they tried to help. Kind of like the idiot's family who sued the EMTs here in Marion. The guy was driving drunk and hit an electric pole downing live power lines. The guy need serious help but decided to fight the EMTs causing one of them to step back into a puddle and electrocuted them all! Then his family had the nerve to sue the EMTs!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chagrin Falls Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Mary Jones knocked up again Fri Lequan 1
Dave Shoemaker Wed Trouble 3
Unresponsive Apr 16 Jeff Parker 3
mike maughmer and boney girl (Feb '17) Apr 11 A real mom 18
Ate me a biscuit Apr 10 Don 2
Kaleb landrum (Feb '12) Apr 10 well 4
Homewreckers Apr 2 clinton county 5

Chagrin Falls Jobs

Personal Finance

Chagrin Falls Mortgages