2007 Teen Driving Fatalities

2007 Teen Driving Fatalities

There are 43 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 20, 2008, titled 2007 Teen Driving Fatalities. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Fifteen teenagers lost their lives in vehicle accidents in Connecticut last year.

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TyteFystedFolkie

Milford, CT

#1 Feb 21, 2008
It's rather difficult not to conclude that Darwin was right.
Tammy

East Hampton, CT

#2 Feb 21, 2008
Darwin was wrong, remember, there is no such thing as evolution.

We are all Gods children, delivered by the stork, just as Adam and Eve were.
huh

Cos Cob, CT

#3 Feb 21, 2008
I don't follow either logic.
All those accidents were most likely caused by a lack of concentration on the drivers' part. It's a lesson for all of us.
TyteFystedFolkie

Wallingford, CT

#4 Feb 21, 2008
huh wrote:
I don't follow either logic.
All those accidents were most likely caused by a lack of concentration on the drivers' part. It's a lesson for all of us.
And Darwin would likely consider "concentration (or lack thereof)" as an element in the process of natural selection. Follow???
Willly

Bronx, NY

#5 Feb 21, 2008
The type of car should be analyzed as well. There are plenty of kids riding around in way too much car for an inexperienced driver. That can only be blamed on permissive parents.
Mivette

East Hartford, CT

#6 Feb 21, 2008
There are many responsible teen drivers out there but just as many hot-heads too. Parents should not comply w/their child's wishes of getting the fast car, cool car, etc. Parents be realistic when helping choose the appropriate car for your inexperienced teen driver. Most of the teens, by law, are not even suppose to drive with non-family members for a while.
steve01

Hartford, CT

#7 Feb 21, 2008
I say 11 isn't bad compared to the population. I say the doctors are saving more than dying.
White Rabbit

Amston, CT

#8 Feb 21, 2008
First year cars should have an acceleration limit of 50mph, be illegal for highway use and the drivers first six months should require parental accompaniment.
TyteFystedFolkie

Wallingford, CT

#9 Feb 21, 2008
steve01 wrote:
I say 11 isn't bad compared to the population. I say the doctors are saving more than dying.
I agree.....eleven is well within the society's ability to absorb. In many respects, society should be (prolly is) thankful for the self-culling of its weaker (certainly, mentally weaker) members.
TyteFystedFolkie

Wallingford, CT

#10 Feb 21, 2008
White Rabbit wrote:
First year cars should have an acceleration limit of 50mph, be illegal for highway use and the drivers first six months should require parental accompaniment.
Fifty mph is a VELOCITY (or speed) and NOT an accelleration value.
huh

Cos Cob, CT

#11 Feb 21, 2008
TyteFystedFolkie wrote:
It's rather difficult not to conclude that Darwin was right.
Strong in science... poor in grammar.
TyteFystedFolkie

United States

#12 Feb 21, 2008
huh wrote:
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Strong in science... poor in grammar.
My grammar is perfect, Azzhole....my selection of a moniker for you MAY be one of personal preference
Stupidity

Bethany, CT

#14 Feb 21, 2008
TyteFystedFolkie wrote:
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I agree.....eleven is well within the society's ability to absorb. In many respects, society should be (prolly is) thankful for the self-culling of its weaker (certainly, mentally weaker) members.
I hope the next 11 who die are from your family.
Ivan

Cambridge, MA

#15 Feb 21, 2008
How does it compare to driving fatalities for those over 80?
TyteFystedFolkie

United States

#16 Feb 21, 2008
Stupidity wrote:
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I hope the next 11 who die are from your family.
Don't hold your breath waiting!! The members of my family, at least my wife and kids, are far to intelligent to let that happen....they have the preferred genetic makeup. And the odds of them getting killed, and perhaps your's as well, has been lowered by those jerks who have fortunately already taken themselves out of the equation. You should look on the bright side.
huh

Cos Cob, CT

#17 Feb 21, 2008
TyteFystedFolkie wrote:
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My grammar is perfect, Ashhole!!
Let me know the next time you'll be walking down I-91. We can find out if you can survive the impact given my velocity and rate of accelaration.
TyteFystedFolkie

United States

#18 Feb 21, 2008
huh wrote:
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Let me know the next time you'll be walking down I-91. We can find out if you can survive the impact given my velocity and rate of accelaration.
Brilliant. BTW, learn to spell.
SpyTrapper

Farmington, CT

#19 Feb 21, 2008
In reality teen fatality rate is sadly much higher than 15 & 14

According to Fatality Analysis Reporting CT statistics show:

Aged:16-20 52 died in 2006 and 40 in 2005

http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/People/PeopleAl...

In the USA an average of 450 teens die EACH and EVERY month in road accidents. That's equivalent to losing an entire High school each month... and all the media highlight are the shootings?
tripper

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Feb 21, 2008
TyteFystedFolkie wrote:
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Fifty mph is a VELOCITY (or speed) and NOT an accelleration value.
Call it what you want, kids are being killed. Perfect English will not solve this problem.
ignornant

Suffield, CT

#21 Feb 21, 2008
folkie intelligence is only half the equation. you may be smart but u seem to forget that god doesnt like a55holes. Especially self centered little pricks who think they are above society. they call them accidents for a reason doosh bag. Are ur kids old enough to drink? are they 16? i hope they get drunk and crash into YOU on ur way home from work.

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