Teen driver favors limits

I am a teen from St. Mary's Central Catholic High School, writing to you to express my opinion on the newly enforced driving laws in
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

I am a teen from St. Mary's Central Catholic High School, writing to you to express my opinion on the newly enforced driving laws in the state of Ohio. I feel that the new restrictions imposed on younger and less experienced drivers are a good idea to help make roads safer for everyone, cut accident rates, and save lives. (And no, I'm not just saying this because this is part of a school project that is going to be turned in to my teacher.)

I, personally, am tired of reading numerous articles and listening to people of my age complain about the harshness of these rules. I read in an article that these laws, such as 16-year-olds only being able to have one friend in their car, are only able to be acted upon if some other reckless behavior has already caused a cop to pull the driver over. If you obey the driving laws that have always been in effect, what do you have to be worried about?

Some teens just aren't mature enough to handle the responsibility of driving yet, regardless of their age. The very threat these laws are is enough to perhaps make them think twice about making foolish actions while driving. I know I worked very hard to get my driver's license, and I do not want to lose it. Hopefully other teenaged drivers feel the same way, and act accordingly.

Alissa Widman

Sandusky