Road tragedies help Hudson, N.H., dri...

Road tragedies help Hudson, N.H., driving school steer students...

There are 23 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Feb 12, 2009, titled Road tragedies help Hudson, N.H., driving school steer students.... In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

After 10 years as a driving instructor, Cheryl Imbody has come to expect pulse-pounding rides with her students.

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sigh

Springfield, MA

#1 Feb 12, 2009
Some kids are so bratty sometimes. I would be devestated if my kid said "who cares"
Mom

Billerica, MA

#2 Feb 12, 2009
sigh wrote:
Some kids are so bratty sometimes. I would be devestated if my kid said "who cares"
I would be too.

I can't believe what it cost a kid to get a license these days, it is absolutely ridiculous. I don't mind the restrictions they put on, but the fee's these kids have to pay is a disgrace.
mom 2

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Feb 12, 2009
I don't mind paying the fees. Let these kids know it cost money to save lives. I would rather pay the money than have my child hurt or kill themselves or someone else.
mom 2

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Feb 12, 2009
I don't mind paying the fees. Let these kids know it cost money to save lives. I would rather pay the money than have my child hurt or kill themselves or someone else. They should also contribute to paying the cost. Teach them soon.
say what

Redwood City, CA

#5 Feb 12, 2009
I would have jumped all over that snot nosed brat and made him feel one inch tall.

There is also nothing wrong with telling your kid that s/he can wait until age 18 to drive.
Mom

Billerica, MA

#6 Feb 12, 2009
That kid sounds like a moron, we'll probably be reading about him the arrest log someday.

My kids paid the cost themselves, but the fee's have gone way over board in the last few years. Cost $350. when my 20 year old got his license,$600.00 when my 18 year old got hers, I think it is pretty close to a thousand now and the parents have to also take a class. I am all for the driving restrictions according to having passengers in the car etc.. but to charge so much to get a license is getting out of hand.

Telling them to wait until 18 is hard sometimes, they want a a job, mom or dad has to be available to pick them up. My middle child is a senior and needs a license for school to do her shop hours every other week. If she had to wait until she was 18 to get her license, she would have missed out on a great learning experience.
Jimmy

Cambridge, MA

#7 Feb 12, 2009
The lady should have just thrown him out of class.
rainydaywoman43

Wilmington, MA

#8 Feb 12, 2009
i hope that, that teacher didnt graduate him with that attitude.we dont need him on our roads.we allready have too many "who cares" drivers out there.
Mom

Billerica, MA

#9 Feb 12, 2009
rainydaywoman43 wrote:
i hope that, that teacher didnt graduate him with that attitude.we dont need him on our roads.we allready have too many "who cares" drivers out there.
I also hope she spoke to the kids parents. I would want to know if my kid showed that attitude.
Linda

South Lancaster, MA

#10 Feb 12, 2009
I know what I am about to say may ruffle some feathers...sorry but sometimes the truth hurts. It saddened me deeply to see what the 17yr old kid said and my heart broke for that woman, especially where it was her own father that was being discussed. Unfortunately parents are to blame for their kids lack of caring for others, we are raising children in a society that teaches them that life is very disposable,and cheap, that if it is inconvenient,just get an abortion and hey presto! problem solved.We live in a country where millions of babies are aborted daily, where our elderly are treated like second-class citizens who are in the way, where society worships money, sex and youth.....what do you expect? These kids are not born with this sense of ennui, this lack of compassion, it is what they are being fed, at home, at school,everywhere they turn, because they are not being raised in Godly homes. We have become a God-less country who have repeatedly told God "hey, we don't need you to tell us how to live", and then we wonder why our society is in such a mess?
Ok, I'm done ranting, sorry. I am hearbroken for this driving instructor and I hope someone takes the time to explain to that kid WHY anyone "should care about some firefighter". God help us all......
sigh

Springfield, MA

#11 Feb 12, 2009
Mom wrote:
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I also hope she spoke to the kids parents. I would want to know if my kid showed that attitude.
Well I call tell you I wouldnt have said a word to the parents. I learned my lesson a long time ago. I told a mother something before similar & she crawled all over me for "picking on her kid". Unfortunately some parents just dont want to hear anything negative about their kid....and thats why their kids are like that!
Best Friend

Merrimack, NH

#12 Feb 12, 2009
Way to go Cheryl and Ken
Bella

Hollis, NH

#13 Feb 13, 2009
Kids have become rather intolerable & disrespectful towards adults. When there is a well behaved, polite, respectful kid, they stand out! It should be the other way around! I did not realize the magnitude of this until I was surrounded by middle school & high school age students in some of the schools I have taught in. Now that I teach in early education, I stress the importance of respect & only hope it stays with them. I am sure Cheryl Imbody had a major mix of emotions when she heard that particular disgusting comment. I don't think I could have held it together if that was me....
The Patriot

North Reading, MA

#14 Feb 13, 2009
Sounds like some of these kids have attitude problems and not the kind of kid that should behind the wheel at this time. A little maturing in a few years should help, oh thats a long wait for a license.
Andrew P

Londonderry, NH

#15 Feb 16, 2009
At that age, kids are likely to say things without thinking, and things that they dont even really mean. The childs reaction may have even been a result of a unwanted strong emotion, and was simply a way to relieve the pressure of actually being so concerned that they felt uncomfortable. Its a very common self-defense mechanism that many people utilize without even thinking about it. A year or two earlier or later, that same child may not have ever considered making that comment. We all have blurted out comments that we regretted immediately, but didnt necessarily retract.
The child who says "who cares" about something is quite often the one who cares the most, and simply doesnt know how to deal with the emotion.
disgusted

Springfield, MA

#16 Feb 17, 2009
Andrew P wrote:
At that age, kids are likely to say things without thinking, and things that they dont even really mean. The childs reaction may have even been a result of a unwanted strong emotion, and was simply a way to relieve the pressure of actually being so concerned that they felt uncomfortable. Its a very common self-defense mechanism that many people utilize without even thinking about it. A year or two earlier or later, that same child may not have ever considered making that comment. We all have blurted out comments that we regretted immediately, but didnt necessarily retract.
The child who says "who cares" about something is quite often the one who cares the most, and simply doesnt know how to deal with the emotion.
Probably true, which means they are too immature to drive then right? If they cant control their emotions in class, then they more than likely cant control them in a car.
Andrew P

Londonderry, NH

#17 Feb 17, 2009
disgusted wrote:
<quoted text>Probably true, which means they are too immature to drive then right? If they cant control their emotions in class, then they more than likely cant control them in a car.
If emotional maturity was a requirement for driving, I would only see two other cars on my way to work.
disgusted

Springfield, MA

#18 Feb 17, 2009
Andrew P wrote:
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If emotional maturity was a requirement for driving, I would only see two other cars on my way to work.
Two? Your too kind.
Andrew P

Londonderry, NH

#19 Feb 17, 2009
disgusted wrote:
<quoted text>Two? Your too kind.
And one of those two would be drunk. lol
Willie

Chelmsford, MA

#20 Feb 18, 2009
Perhaps the girls who cant drive in NH graduate and learn to fly...or not to fly. Cant drive, cant fly....probably cant cook or iron your shirt either...

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