Reckless teen driving

Reckless teen driving

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Mary Ann

New Lenox, IL

#1 Mar 12, 2013
Driving too fast and ending up dead in a pond or a creek with 3,4, or 5 of your friends. New teen drivers should follow the law and not have more than one passenger in their vehicle for the first year. Parents should wake up and enforce the law. Just because you are old enough to get a license dos not make you a good driver.
Innova

Chicago, IL

#2 Mar 12, 2013
Mary Ann you make some good points with the exception of assumung they were reckless driving. You also assume parents don't try and enforce this and that all kids listen. Maybe say a prayer for the families and hold off on the lectures at this time.
Give me a break

Calumet City, IL

#3 Mar 13, 2013
Innova wrote:
Mary Ann you make some good points with the exception of assumung they were reckless driving. You also assume parents don't try and enforce this and that all kids listen. Maybe say a prayer for the families and hold off on the lectures at this time.
Agree.. Look at the other accident over the weekend, teens told parents one thing and did another. Just like we all did at one point and time in our lives as a teenager. So sad for all...
rfi

Chicago, IL

#4 Mar 14, 2013
Don't know if this was a cause...but isn't there a way to automatically disable the texting function on a phone when a car is running?
Rafi

Mokena, IL

#5 Mar 14, 2013
Yes you duct tape your teen's hands to the steering wheel.
Have grown kids

New Lenox, IL

#6 Mar 14, 2013
It wasn't easy raising my children who are now all over the age of 21. I did nothing for myself for many years because by the time I got done working and snooped around to try and keep track of everything my kids were doing there was no time left for me. I have no regrets. No reason for an under 18 year old to have access to a car except for work and school ONLY. No other kids need to be driven around. It is very sad what happened, but the rules do start at home and need to be enforced. People need to get back tp the basics in raising children. It's not easy, but it is worth it.
Obama

Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 14, 2013
We need to ban automobiles. Last year almost 1000 people died in automobile accidents in Illinois. This year we have lost 175 lives so far. It it saves one life, it's worth it. We have to do it.
Four Moe Years

Gurnee, IL

#8 Mar 14, 2013
Obama wrote:
We need to ban automobiles. Last year almost 1000 people died in automobile accidents in Illinois. This year we have lost 175 lives so far. It it saves one life, it's worth it. We have to do it.
Professor,how many names you going to post under?
Neighbr

Naperville, IL

#9 Mar 14, 2013
Four Moe Years wrote:
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Professor,how many names you going to post under?
What are you asking Obama about Professor?
Idiots

New Lenox, IL

#10 Mar 14, 2013
Mary Ann wrote:
Driving too fast and ending up dead in a pond or a creek with 3,4, or 5 of your friends. New teen drivers should follow the law and not have more than one passenger in their vehicle for the first year. Parents should wake up and enforce the law. Just because you are old enough to get a license dos not make you a good driver.
. How do you know these kids were driving recklessly? It was 4 kids that were in the car in Wilmington if you aren't sure. As far as only having one kid as a passenger, that's ridiculous. Your whole thought process is flawed. The road was slick, and it was an accident. You should put a bit more thought behind your stupid opinions.
someone

Chicago, IL

#11 Mar 14, 2013
The reason they try to limit passengers is to try to limit distractions. There may be some validity to that. When my child starts driving I will probably do the same.
Any talk of reckless driving in regards to Wilmington is baseless, hurtful and speculative at this point. Last I heard it was still under investigation. Sherriff even speculated hydroplaning. Even an experienced pro driver loses control during hydroplaning because the tires are no longer on the pavement.
Professor

Mokena, IL

#12 Mar 14, 2013
If we ban automobiles and ride bicycles like they do in China, we would save lives, low green house gasses, no dependency on foreign oil. Obama is right. We are spoiled in this country. Poverty is the solution! We could also use the exercise riding a bicycle would bring!
Neighbr

Wheaton, IL

#13 Mar 14, 2013
...and that would make Michelle happy too Professor. So it's a win/win. Ahhh yes, utopia alas.
Innova

Chicago, IL

#14 Mar 15, 2013
Have grown kids wrote:
It wasn't easy raising my children who are now all over the age of 21. I did nothing for myself for many years because by the time I got done working and snooped around to try and keep track of everything my kids were doing there was no time left for me. I have no regrets. No reason for an under 18 year old to have access to a car except for work and school ONLY. No other kids need to be driven around. It is very sad what happened, but the rules do start at home and need to be enforced. People need to get back tp the basics in raising children. It's not easy, but it is worth it.
Does anyone know how to induct someone into sainthood? Your my hero. Somehow you kept track of every move your kids made, What a bunch of BS! I would assure you that your kids, like everyones kids, have gotten away with a few things you don't know about. All you are doing is calling out the parents of these 4 poor kids as you raise yourself up and say "you should be like me cause my kids made it"!
Have you heard the expression "There but for the grace of God go I" This could happen to anyones kids at any time . What a ridiculous comment to say you kept track of "everything" your kids did, and your a fool if you believe that.
NLM

New Lenox, IL

#15 Mar 15, 2013
Reckless driving? Law in Illinois states for the first year a new driver is only allowed one passenger in their vehicle. So, if the law is not followed is that considered safe driving? If the law was properly followed, there would only be two deceased teenagers. The law was put into place to protect children from this kind of situation. Before handing over the car keys to a 16yr old know where they are going, who with, and remind them of the LAW
Innova

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 16, 2013
NLM wrote:
Reckless driving? Law in Illinois states for the first year a new driver is only allowed one passenger in their vehicle. So, if the law is not followed is that considered safe driving? If the law was properly followed, there would only be two deceased teenagers. The law was put into place to protect children from this kind of situation. Before handing over the car keys to a 16yr old know where they are going, who with, and remind them of the LAW
Yay another lecture from the worlds gretest Moms club! I love it when something horrible happens and people come on here to tell us how to avoid such tragedies. "just be perfect, tell your kids it's the law, no more than one passenger" of course because all kids listen and would never disobey, i am sure they are all angels like we were when we were kids. And no NLMOM I do not think breaking a law such as this is reckless driving, hell it hasn't even been a law a that long. Breaking the law by driving drunk is reckless driving, you just wanna kick back and point out the obvious terrible parenting that must have been done here , and the awful kids who were reckless driving. Maybe take a ride out to the funerals and let them know how you would have handled the situation.
NLM

New Lenox, IL

#17 Mar 16, 2013
I'll tell you how I handled the LAW of only one passenger in the car. Hand over he keys son, because if you are not mature enough to understand & follow the LAW, you are not mature enough to drive in a car we provided for you and pay 1/2 the insurance for.
So, hand over the keys, enjoy your walk to work & school, and ask maybe next month you can have the car I paid for back. Wow, a little communication and reminder of the LAW, and an empty car sitting on the street works wonders. If you allow your kids to "blow off the law" especially in a car that you provided for them, pay some of the insurance, paid for the license plate, or help pay for gas, you as a parent are equally as stupid and disprectful of the law as your mindless "I'm a good driver teenager".
NLM IS GOD

United States

#18 Mar 17, 2013
Wow its the worlds smartest woman again. Thanks for educating the rest of the world. We all feel so stupid.
Unincorporated

Frankfort, IL

#19 Mar 17, 2013
NLM wrote:
I'll tell you how I handled the LAW of only one passenger in the car. Hand over he keys son, because if you are not mature enough to understand & follow the LAW, you are not mature enough to drive in a car we provided for you and pay 1/2 the insurance for.
So, hand over the keys, enjoy your walk to work & school, and ask maybe next month you can have the car I paid for back. Wow, a little communication and reminder of the LAW, and an empty car sitting on the street works wonders. If you allow your kids to "blow off the law" especially in a car that you provided for them, pay some of the insurance, paid for the license plate, or help pay for gas, you as a parent are equally as stupid and disprectful of the law as your mindless "I'm a good driver teenager".
If your kid can't follow something as easy as this, what are they going to do with bigger responsibilities? I have kids this age. Talk up the driving suspension that will occurr if they happen to get caught w/ more than one friend. That seems to be enough. No problems so far. This crash is so tragic words escape me. The parents have to be dying inside right now. It wasn't their fault however. Sometimes kids make mistakes. We all do. Trying to make points using this tragedy is shameful behavior. Think about it.
Innova

Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 19, 2013
NLM wrote:
I'll tell you how I handled the LAW of only one passenger in the car. Hand over he keys son, because if you are not mature enough to understand & follow the LAW, you are not mature enough to drive in a car we provided for you and pay 1/2 the insurance for.
So, hand over the keys, enjoy your walk to work & school, and ask maybe next month you can have the car I paid for back. Wow, a little communication and reminder of the LAW, and an empty car sitting on the street works wonders. If you allow your kids to "blow off the law" especially in a car that you provided for them, pay some of the insurance, paid for the license plate, or help pay for gas, you as a parent are equally as stupid and disprectful of the law as your mindless "I'm a good driver teenager".
Thank you so much! When is your book coming out I can't wait to not read it! What awesome parenting skills, so just remind kids and threaten them and they will always listen and do the right thing! I mean who knew? Golden advice! Its so sad you could not have let these kids parents know this info 10 days ago. Is it at all possible NLM that maybe once or twice your kids got nuts and took a few friends home from school ? Does it cross your peanut brain that quite possibly these kids parents told their kids the exact same thing you told your kids? What kind of sick person sees this story and feels the need to lecture people as if they were above it and it could have never happened to their kids?

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