Saturday, July 14, 2007

Teen car accidents

We have a a rash of teenagers getting killed in auto accidents recently in West Michigan. Since July 1st there have been at least 12 deaths. Some of the accidents have been drinking related some have not. There was a Jeep Wrangler that rolled over just a few days ago that had 6 teens riding in it, none wearing seat belts. I am not sure what the solution to this is, but I have a few thoughts.

  • Where are the parents of these kids. Do they know what their kids are doing or even where they are and with whom?
  • When drinking is involved where are these kids getting the alcohol at?
  • Do we need to revise MI law again so that teens under 18 cannot have passengers and cannot be out after 10pm without parental supervision?
I feel so sorry for the friends and families of these young people. There is nothing more difficult for a parent than to bury a child. I morn with them and pray for them.

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