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40ish and beyond... 40ish and beyond...

Parents should think before they do....

Posted by on May. 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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 I just found out that a accident that happen a few days ago was because a 16 driver wasn't paying attention. There was an accident between two cars and no one was hurt. The traffic was slow and the two parties were waiting for the police. We all know that cars will slow down and some to a complete halt. While this was going on a man in his 50 was driving behind the police and he was hit from behind.. Two 16 year old boys were going 85 MPH and didnt pay attention that traffic slowed down and hit the truck. The two boys are in serious condition and the man had some injuries but mainly upset because of the boys injuries. The man truck belonged to his wife who passed away the year before from cancer and he treasured the truck. The boys were driving a Jaguar and we all know they have speed...

I know parents like to give their child(ren) everything but at 16 should they be driving a Jag? I pray for the two boys and the families...

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1gcmaddie
by New sister on May. 9, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I Agree.Sixteen year old boys are not responsible enough, mature enough, to be driving a fast car. The adults that bought and gave them the car, will be responsible for the actions, of the children. It  is to hard for kids, that age to understand the concept.  The temptation to drive fast is to hard for boys that age to resist.

dana63
by Momma of 40ish on May. 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

 I would have never given my 16 year old a fast car. In my opinion they just got their license and they want to show off and well we see the outcome. Just a few nights ago I was sitting on my porch and this kid didnt like the speed of the car in front of him and passed the other car and almost lost it. The other car had to pull over because this kid almost caused two wreaks.. Kids just dont think when the parents are not looking...

starlight1968
by 40ish hang out queen on May. 9, 2013 at 10:38 PM

 even if we could afford to give sweetpea a jag she still would NOT get one...  A child does not need an expensive car when they are still learning ...even if they are responsible...others may not be...

ALolies
by Red Room Rebel on May. 9, 2013 at 10:47 PM

This is a sad situation...

1squishysmom
by Silver sister on May. 9, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Our 16yo son was allowed to buy his own truck, IF we approved. He bought a 1998 4-cylinder Ford Ranger. Perfect. Of course, it helped that he had under $2500 in his savings. :) You wouldn't believe the cars parked in the school parking lot! We don't exactly live in a high income area, so I have no idea how these kids get these things! The only places for young people to work is fast food. McDonald's doesn't pay that much! Can you imagine the insurance alone??

TableforSeven
by Bronze sister on May. 10, 2013 at 1:26 AM

The vehicle you're in doesn't MAKE you speed.  I see no reason why the type of vehicle matters.  The accident was the drive d's fault....not the car's.

wishbearmom
by Ruby sister on May. 10, 2013 at 5:06 AM

In my opinion, giving a new driver his/her own car isn't the best idea. The privilege should be earned - and then a first car should, it at all possible, be a "safe" car. I can't say that happened with my older 2 (and Han has a long way to go, thank goodness). Rachel inherited a beater from her cousin, an '88 Ford Escort with manual transmission (payback for my ex giving her his old car, and one that needed major work just to keep it running). And once Rach went off to college, our son "got" the Escort. He picked up driving a stick much easier than his sister, though my ex didn't bother to correct her when she tried taking off in third instead of first : (    I gave her as many driving lessons as I could, but because Han was but a toddler, it was more of a challenge. Still, once I realized why Rach was struggling so I was able to show her and she quickly learned how to drive the car. Why her dad didn't correct her is beyond me. And the poor girl, even at 16, was working 2 jobs!

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