I have an 18-year-old stepdaughter who has been driving for 3 years now. She has been involved in 1 accident already, she was impacted by the other driver encroaching into her lane. When I asked her why she did not see the other driver she stated she was distracted â€” 3 other girls in the car. And that seems to be the trend talking to other parents with daughters driving. The female passengers get into the passion of talking, the driver eventually succumbs as well and bam! That’s when it happens, the driver is not watching the road. And yes I have told her that driving is a full time occupation from the time you enter the vehicle till you leave it.
Many of the towns here in Dallas-Fort Worth have curfews. But it does not seem to minimize the traffic accidents. Texas has a law that no driver with a learner’s permit may have more than 3 people in the car. One of which has to be a licensed driver over 21. Much better I think that such laws be extended, that no more than two occupants of the vehicle till they are 18.p>But as a parent about all you can do is worry and hope they get by with a scrape that triggers the epiphany that high speed metal is dangerous stuff. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online