Sunday, March 25, 2007

Teens on the road

Yesterday's Topic of the Day at the Asbury Park Press opinion page on teen driving is worth discussing.

On Our Radar proposed Jan. 27 that student drivers be given magnetic "Student Driver" signs to use on any car when schools hand them their certificate to start on-the-road training. As a mother with teens, I know how scared they are on New Jersey roads. It can't be easy when they see such crumby driving all around them as they learn.

Some APP readers have suggested not licensing anyone younger than 18, and others want provisional restrictions to extend to age 21 or later. Yet, these young people can be called to kill and be killed in our armed forces at 18. Does the philosophy seem consistent?

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