Teenagers already think adults are too strict, always telling them what to do and limiting their mobility. But The New York State Legislature has a chance to clamp down even further on teenagers – and it should grab the opportunity.
Today’s lead editorial, “Pass teen driving rules,” touches on the issue of tougher standards for young people on the road. That collective howl you may be hearing is probably the cry of teenagers upset about any restrictions being placed on their newly acquired driving habits. But the numbers, and even one is too many, of accidents involving teenagers should be enough to have more stringent restrictions passed through the legislature.
Is this the result of adults going too far in trying to limit teen behavior, or are tougher driving rules long overdue?
Dawn Marie Bracely/Editorial Writer