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Family members and friends will gather Monday to remember a Cobb County teenager killed in a crash.

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Slow Hand

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jan 26, 2009
Drink and speed allegedly,......... what on earth were his parents thinking about??

What was he doing out at 12:30 in the morning? for goodness sake he is or rather was 16.

If it turns out that drink and speed are contributing factors his parents need to think long and hard about their decisions in giving a 16 year old a car.

Also not teaching him that drinking is illegal for a 16 year old and also that drinking and driving is illegal.

Hey ho though ....... the police will not press charges, he will be buried with no crinimal record.
I look forward to the coroners case when the findings are made public

I hope for the parents sake this was just a tragic accident and not one caused by DUI of theeir 16 year old son.

If it was DUI the mazda driver will be taking them to the cleaners via a lawsuit.

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#2 Jan 26, 2009
Even without the possible alcohol, teens after dark is NOT a good thing.(Let alone this late...)

http://www.irmarisk.org/hyperlinks/Public%20W...

Check out (I think) last bullet=point on upper right.
Slow Hand

Atlanta, GA

#3 Jan 26, 2009
Are you saying In GA it is illegal for a 16 yo to be out after dark driving?

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#4 Jan 26, 2009
Go down to "step 2"...

http://www.dds.ga.gov/teens/DLdata.aspx...

No matter what....teens are 2x as likely to crash at night.....
Slow Hand

Atlanta, GA

#5 Jan 26, 2009
STEP TWO - INTERMEDIATE LICENSE (Class D) The license is granted to drivers between 16 and 18 years of age who have held an Instructional Permit for 12 months and passed a driving test. The Intermediate License has the following restrictions:

No driving between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. No exceptions.

I have to make some assumptions here, but I will be fair

I have to assume he was on a D licence thus NO DRIVING BETWEEN 12am and 6am NO EXCEPTIONS.

The accident was reported at 12:30am so he was allegedly breaking the law at that point regardless of speed or alcohol.

oops where were the parents??

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#6 Jan 26, 2009
Slow Hand wrote:
STEP TWO - INTERMEDIATE LICENSE (Class D) The license is granted to drivers between 16 and 18 years of age who have held an Instructional Permit for 12 months and passed a driving test. The Intermediate License has the following restrictions:
No driving between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. No exceptions.
I have to make some assumptions here, but I will be fair
I have to assume he was on a D licence thus NO DRIVING BETWEEN 12am and 6am NO EXCEPTIONS.
The accident was reported at 12:30am so he was allegedly breaking the law at that point regardless of speed or alcohol.
oops where were the parents??
As a parent, my first thought when I read the article was that he was late and trying to get home before he got into trouble..........I have a 16 year old. So I'll say just it. Their brains aren't always working.:(
Slow Hand

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jan 26, 2009
Maria Antonia wrote:
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As a parent, my first thought when I read the article was that he was late and trying to get home before he got into trouble..........I have a 16 year old. So I'll say just it. Their brains aren't always working.:(
does your 16 y o drink and speed?

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Since: Jun 08

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#8 Jan 26, 2009
Slow Hand wrote:
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does your 16 y o drink and speed?
She takes after her mother....no alcohol.

She's learned from having to drive with her mother....no speeding.

You have to remember that I'm tender hearted. I feel for these parents.

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#9 Jan 27, 2009
Monday Night funeral home....

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/cobb/s...

After I posted yesterday, I thought that I should have typed my other thought. I'm glad that the innocent driver isn't any more injured that he is. So often, it seems that the innocent driver is the one who dies.....
Ben

Marietta, GA

#10 Jan 27, 2009
What are people thinking, 16 year olds should not be driving anyway. They are just not mature enough to be trusted with a car much less allowed out at night in it.
resident

Marietta, GA

#11 Jan 28, 2009
Did anyone EVER stop to think that maybe his parents didn't know he was out? 16 yo's don't always obey their parents. They have a free will and make decisions on their own. There is NO way you can blame the parents when something like this happens!

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#12 Jan 28, 2009
resident wrote:
Did anyone EVER stop to think that maybe his parents didn't know he was out? 16 yo's don't always obey their parents. They have a free will and make decisions on their own. There is NO way you can blame the parents when something like this happens!
Sorry, if you don't KNOW that your 16 year old is out, that is the parents fault. Of course, we don't know if that happened in this case. I hope not. I agree that 16 year olds do not always do what they are told, but if you have one like this, they definitely shouldn't have keys.
resident

Marietta, GA

#13 Jan 28, 2009
His parents thought he was sleeping at a friends house...had no idea he was out partying. And he was a good kid. I know the parents personally and they are wonderful parents. As a parent of a 16 yo, I can tell you, no matter how good a parent you are, you can't keep your thumb on them forever.

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#14 Jan 28, 2009
resident wrote:
His parents thought he was sleeping at a friends house...had no idea he was out partying. And he was a good kid. I know the parents personally and they are wonderful parents. As a parent of a 16 yo, I can tell you, no matter how good a parent you are, you can't keep your thumb on them forever.
My 16 year old came home a month or so ago dying to tell me about a boy she goes to school with who had asked her to skip school with him. She had given him MY telephone number and said she'd do it with parental permission! She wasn't embarrassed to tell him this or me that it had happened.

Does she do some goofy stuff? Yes. Does she have a focal point inside herself to keep her from real harm? Absolutely. We don't need a thumb on them, if along the way they knew the real reason behind the concern.

If you read above thread, you already see it. I feel horrible for the parents, but a 16 year old is still their responsibility.

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#15 Jan 28, 2009
All they had to do was take him to the sleepover and say that he could stay but couldn't drive....it's not that difficult. Parents here do it all the time. No one at a sleepover has a car or keys. It's SIMPLE!!
Ben

Marietta, GA

#16 Jan 28, 2009
I ll say it again, you simply can't trust a 16 year old with a car. They have not developed the maturity and have no real concept of risk, they think they are bullet proof. It is like giving them a weapon, except that they would be less likely to kill someone with a gun you gave them than with a car.

You can say what you want about the maturity of your kid but the bottom line is that if we did not let these 16 year old s drive there would be a lot more of them around.

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#17 Feb 1, 2009
The person who furnished the alcohol....

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pages/Home/...
moonchaser223

United States

#18 Feb 1, 2009
Cobb Woman Charged with Giving Booze to Teen After Fatal Crash.

Should that not be gave booze to teen before fatal crash?

Must be of the mind set that she would rather have them drink at her house than somewhere else. It's bad enough for a sober adult to drive in the metro area much less a sixteen year old, sober= or not.

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#19 Feb 2, 2009
Newspaper article can be very poorly written..........

When I lived in Augusta it was commonplace for teens to be given keg parties by their parents. I didn't agree with that, BUT at least they kept keys and cars from them after.

I really can't comprehend this parent doing that at all..........

“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#20 Feb 3, 2009
Still more information on the furnisher of the alcohol......

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/cobb/s...

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