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Old 10-03-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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This is a good illustration of why kids this age should not be driving with friends.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:50 PM
 
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See details at Cary PD report: 19008536


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Old 10-03-2019, 02:50 PM
 
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I thought at 16 you had a provisional license that restricted you from driving with passengers not related to you for a number of days? This sentence is exactly what I meant when I said until there is true accountability and penalties there will not be an end to distracted and aggressive driving.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:54 PM
 
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I thought at 16 you had a provisional license that restricted you from driving with passengers not related to you for a number of days? This sentence is exactly what I meant when I said until there is true accountability and penalties there will not be an end to distracted and aggressive driving.

You can have one passenger. He was within the law But Monday was a day off from school, this kid was not going anywhere in particular with his friend in the car.


150 days is not enough but this kid's life is upside down and so are his parents. Hope they have good insurance. He won't be able to get his full license for quite a while.


Interestingly his speed is estimate at just 30 mph. His inability to stop was the real problem here.


Surprised they released the report since he's a minor.

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Old 10-03-2019, 03:18 PM
 
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Very surprised to see the estimated speed. Sounds like distracted driving followed by panic.
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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Very surprised to see the estimated speed. Sounds like distracted driving followed by panic.
Agreed. A car can stop from 30mph in ~45ft. Some quick measurements on google maps indicates the driver went ~150-200 ft after first jumping the curb.

As someone who voluntarily instructs teen drivers with the Street Survival program, I wish I could understand what was going through that kid's mind. This could be a teachable opportunity to save lives in the future.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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Agreed. A car can stop from 30mph in ~45ft. Some quick measurements on google maps indicates the driver went ~150-200 ft after first jumping the curb.

As someone who voluntarily instructs teen drivers with the Street Survival program, I wish I could understand what was going through that kid's mind. This could be a teachable opportunity to save lives in the future.

what amazes me in these situations is the passenger is just as distracted. I'm sure we've all - as passengers - helped avert accidents by yelling "look out" or whatever. I just talked to a kid today who ran a red light with his friend in the passenger seat, distracted by spilled food and his friend didn't see the red light either??? Sigh.
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