Families unite in a 'healthy grief' to remember their children

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 3:35 a.m.

    The roads are safe enough, its the drivers that do not act or drive safe. Knowing your vehicle and its limits is a must and vehicle ability training has never even entered the minds of parents or children. No two vehicles drive the same and people climb in to a car and don't have a clue about its performance or safety.

    They do have cause to blame the drivers education training with credible deficiencies but over all parental choices have played a major part in teenage deaths and driving by not being involved in driving habit training. Parents laying down some rules for the privilege of driving should be a conditional rule of law in every household to help their children to live to the age of accountability. The learners permit system trains children on the rules of accountability that schools don't teach children.

    Lack of experience and learning has been a teen killer for many decades but parents have always objected saying they didn't have time to help them learn to drive to live. If this group wants a cause, it should be for parental involvement in training them in driver safety and knowing their vehicles.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Oct. 21, 2012 8:16 p.m.

    This is a touching story, and heartbreaking as well. I believe we can all improve our driving, and our habits (such as avoiding driving when tired or ill). I also believe we should not ever use cell 'phones while driving, and teach our descendants to do likewise. There are things each of us can do, and should do to make our roads safer.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Oct. 21, 2012 7:18 a.m.

    We will never eliminate traffic fatalities. Utah drivers have a repuation as being among the worst in the nation and that repuation is well deserved. The real solution is to hire more UHP troopers and raise the fines for speeding and other traffic violations. Make it really hurt when a driver is cited. Other states do this. I doubt Utah ever will. To many drivers that love to drive fast. Try driving the speed limit on the interstate, even in the far right lane. I guarantee you will have a vehicle inches from your bumper. I have been tailgated doing 85 to 90 mph in the slow lane.