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Old 04-27-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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ps... my kiddo is gonna be shattered if he can't drive until he's 18!!
The question isn't whether a kid can drive under 18, but whether he/she should have a curview and if he/she should have a bunch on other kids in the car with them that first year or so, plus the cell phone issue. I wathced my own kids and my grandkids the first year or so they were driving, cell phones and driving do not go together especially when you are new on the road.

LSU Tiger,

boy what an attitude you have!!!!

Nita

 
Old 04-27-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I totally disagree.

What a way to restrict freedoms in an increasing nanny state. Parents should judge whether their kids can drive a car and if they choose to finance such an enterprise.
 
Old 04-28-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas
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what do you mean by NANNY state...oh and your state is better purple? i don't think so
 
Old 04-28-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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what do you mean by NANNY state...oh and your state is better purple? i don't think so
WT...?

Nanny state:government institutions, when seen as authoritative and over-paternalistic; interfering and controlling people's lives

I suggest you read The Politics of Freedom by David Boaz and then we'll talk.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas
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srry it sounded like an insult to AR.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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We need tougher standards for having a license period. The legislature passed laws to restrict teens because it is popular and teens can not vote, but what we need is tougher laws to get and maintain a license. Before a person receives a license he/she should have to take an extensive drivers training program, and once a person reaches a certain age...maybe 65 they should be tested every year.

I do not agree with purple that the parents should decide when there teen drives. Unfortunately, some parents lack judgment skills, ....example being taking their little babies to the prom...I don't think I would trust these people to know when they should let their teens drive. Heck, I would not trust them to know when they should drive.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We need tougher standards for having a license period. The legislature passed laws to restrict teens because it is popular and teens can not vote, but what we need is tougher laws to get and maintain a license. Before a person receives a license he/she should have to take an extensive drivers training program, and once a person reaches a certain age...maybe 65 they should be tested every year.

I do not agree with purple that the parents should decide when there teen drives. Unfortunately, some parents lack judgment skills, ....example being taking their little babies to the prom...I don't think I would trust these people to know when they should let their teens drive. Heck, I would not trust them to know when they should drive.
agree with you except, I don't think 65 year olds need to take a driving test. I do think those 75 and over probably do..In NM it was 75 you had to take the eye test but nothing else. I am not sure here, what, if any restrictions are in place.

Nita
 
Old 05-01-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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I am not sure about the age. I believe, if an age requirement is put in place, the number should not be takon off the top of a legislatures head, but based on accident data, which should not be very hard to get.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am not sure about the age. I believe, if an age requirement is put in place, the number should not be takon off the top of a legislatures head, but based on accident data, which should not be very hard to get.
Think you are right. I am sure there is availalbe data that would help to determine at what age madatory driving tests might be a good idea. I just don't think 65 would be the time. Many people are still working at 65 and I have seen very few bad drivers at that age.

Nita
 
Old 06-14-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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I'd say banning any type of cell phone use, Bluetooth and everything, for drivers under 18 would be far more effective, especially if the punishment was more severe than a simple fine. (such as losing the license until 18) My friend was killed in Little Rock last year because of a teen girl talking on her cell phone and ran off the road. Maybe that makes me biased, but, anyway.
Did the teen girl get convicted for your friends death?
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