Cell Phone, Other Distractions Greater Threat to Teen Drivers

January 3, 2014
Teen Driving

  • January 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    Agent says:
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    These kids cannot go to the bathroom without their cells. Constant texts, phone calls, downloading apps are the norm. They see no problem texting while driving and are much like drug addicts thinking they can handle it.

  • January 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm
    Wait, What?? says:
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    You mean I have to pay attention to my driving?? No one ever told me that!!!!

    • January 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm
      Agent says:
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      I think they might have put that in the new Drivers Ed courses for what it is worth. Kids don’t seem to have much common sense anymore.

      • January 3, 2014 at 4:15 pm
        Libby says:
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        Since when do “kids” have common sense? Their brains aren’t fully developed for crying out loud.

        • January 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm
          Agreed, Libby says:
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          Even National Geographic had an article about it, but they don’t have to try to raise “stupid” to an art form.

        • January 8, 2014 at 1:55 pm
          Nebraskan says:
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          Libby, I see your point, but if that is the case, then they need to raise the minimum age to obtain a drivers’ license. If you can knowlingly apply, pass an exam, and pay the fee to obtain a license, that kind of throws the whole, “kids’ brains aren’t fully developed” argument.

          • January 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm
            Libby says:
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            Kids brains aren’t developed when it comes to judgement and making good choices. That’s why they aren’t allowed to vote, sign contracts, or buy booze. I’m not against raising the age limit for a license. The streets would be alot safer.

  • January 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm
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    There is a case going on here regarding this. A young teen is being charged with manslauter (forgive me, I can’t recall the specifics) because she failed to yield or something and caused an accident. Her boyfriend died in the accident and her friend was critically injured (to what extent, I don’t know). The community is divided and there has even been a petition going around asking the prosecutor to drop the manslauter charges, but he says he needs to make an example of her. (I wasn’t trying to prove any point with this comment, just thought it might be interesting to discuss an actual case.) Here is something more specific about the case:

    http://fremonttribune.com/news/state-and-regional/neb-teen-denies-vehicular-homicide-charge/article_b5faea83-c4c2-50a6-a7fe-87383f912e9b.html

  • January 9, 2014 at 1:24 pm
    Libby says:
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    “A 16-year-old Nebraska girl has denied a misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide charge in the death of another teenager.”

    Vehicular homicide is a misdemeanor in Nebraska?



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