Plainview teen killed while speeding

There are 20 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 19, 2008, titled Plainview teen killed while speeding. In it, Newsday reports that:

A 16-year-old Plainview boy with a learner's permit died early Saturday when he lost control of his friend's car while trying to find out "how fast it would go," Nassau police said.

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micky62

Bronx, NY

#1 Jan 19, 2008
As a father of a 20yr. old and a 16yr., this story hits home. We were all this age and the temptation to drive fast is enormous, even when you get to the point of nagging them about safe driving, keep nagging. These deaths are so preventable is most sad part of it.
MrMet

Patchogue, NY

#2 Jan 19, 2008
As a father of a 9th grade girl who was friends with both of these boys,it finally hit home for her why as parents, we have to say NO sometimes. She finally realized that its notbecause we dont care its because we DO CARE!!
Ellaa

Center Moriches, NY

#3 Jan 19, 2008
Brian Assa; were all going to miss you
and
David Darvas stay strong i love you <3
anotherwinner

Bronx, NY

#4 Jan 19, 2008
yep they are preventable... When my kids turn that age I might consider taking them to racing schools to get an understanding of how the car handles at high speed.

We all were young once, many of us survived stupid incidents. The few that didnt make it, we should learn from their mistakes. Obviously these kids had little to no respect for their car or other vehicles of the road. Want to know how fast your car goes?? Take it to a track. Life isnt a video game that you can simply reset when you die. We only get one chance, make it worth it!
Janie

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jan 19, 2008
Teenagers have not yet had their brains fully develope and their reasoning for danger and other things is therefore, impaired (the truth..not making this up).

Do away with learners permits..ridiculous! And, raise the driving age.

What a tragedy...my condolences to the families.
edie f

Massapequa, NY

#9 Jan 19, 2008
Tragically, too many teens today have a twisted view of reality. We can all say it's because the frontal lobe of the teenage brain, which deals with judgement, is not fully developed. What about the many hours teens spend playing video games where high speed car chases and violence routinely happen without consequences such as another senseless death and another family devasted forever? Is there any way to truely reach our young, or is the impact of this tragedy only to be felt by Brian's friends for the length of an average 30 second sound bite?
Parenting 101

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Jan 19, 2008
anotherwinner wrote:
Life isnt a video game that you can simply reset when you die.
Amen.
Ralph Nader

Jericho, NY

#11 Jan 19, 2008
Now he knows how fast that car can go - faster than he can control it. Hmmm... interesting. Glad he didn't take any other drivers out with him. I was on Woodbury Road earlier today. You see brainless morons rushing around mostly in their SUVs, oblivious to other drivers, making no allowance for error or other card changing lanes, they are hellbent on getting where they want to go, unconsciously talking on their cell phones, etc. Whenever one of these yahoos takes themselves out without injuring anyone else who is just trying to drive properly and get to their destination, in my opinion, it's a good thing.
tom

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Jan 19, 2008
hey, dumbass 101, why don't you just go stick it up your crack and shut up about my friends?

“Politically Incorrect ”

Since: Dec 06

Burlington, NC

#13 Jan 19, 2008
Too bad. Kid sounded like a real winner.
RIP

Stamford, CT

#14 Jan 19, 2008
What a shame. Please people, slow down. It's not just teens driving like maniacs. It's everyone. I have two small kids and I don't want to be a victim of someone driving like this. There is no need to go over 60-65mph (which is speeding). The 75+ is out of control. I think tickets for over 65mph should start $1K plus $100 for every 5 mph over that. It should deter speeding. I know I wouldn't want a ticket to cost me a few hundred but a grand will really make me think twice.
Ellla from Plainview

Center Moriches, NY

#15 Jan 20, 2008
Parenting 101
are you serious?! i know these kids and if you did you wouldve seen that they were good kids
teenagers make stupid decisions.
you hope he loses his license HE DOESNT EVEN REMEMBER THE ACCIDENT
you should really rethink things before you post them because you dont know anything about these kids or there families
marybeth

Huntington, NY

#16 Jan 20, 2008
my heart goes out to both families...maybe it is time for all of us to take a stand to change the laws of driving....21 to drink....21 to drive....we are losing alot of our young ones to senseless death because of carelessness.....maybe its time to up the age of getting a license to 21...just a thought....
concernedparent

Patchogue, NY

#17 Jan 20, 2008
Im sure these were good kids...a stupid decision? it was a moronic decision. According to the reports, you couldnt even blame drugs or alcohol (thank god for that)...what would possess anyone to drive over 100 mph? Nobody deserves the fate of those 2 boys, but hopefully everyone, not just the teen drivers out there will learn from this
wow

Providence, RI

#18 Jan 20, 2008
wow you are rude, the kids who car it is, is in the hospital..so have a little respect, and don't be rude. what happened is terrible but here is nothing you can do now. you just have to hope everything will be okay for the people it affected
wow

Providence, RI

#19 Jan 20, 2008
that was to parenting 101
plainview junior

Bayside, NY

#20 Jan 20, 2008
tom wrote:
hey, dumbass 101, why don't you just go stick it up your crack and shut up about my friends?
totally agreed.
you didn't even know them!
Plainview Sophomore

Center Moriches, NY

#21 Jan 20, 2008
yeah you all have to stop being rude
you didnt know these kids at all
i didnt really know Brian
but im really close with David
and for you to say neg. things about these two kids
you should be ashammed of yourselves
David stay strong i love you
Brian Rest In Peace Your Watching Over Us
from the bleachers

Syosset, NY

#22 Jan 21, 2008
My condolences go out to the friends and family of Brian Assa.

I hope David Darvas will recuperate from this tragedy.
Plainview Parent

Locust Valley, NY

#23 Jan 21, 2008
My thoughts and prays are with the Assa family. It is every parents worst nightmare to lose a child. I knew David very well and words just can't describe the sorrow I feel for David and his family. Both families needs the communities support and prayers.

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