Teenage reckless driving. Is it a problem where you live?

@dandj929 (424)
United States
April 11, 2008 6:07am CST
I live in Connecticut and within the past year there has been several devastating car accidents involving teenagers due to reckless driving. One accident involved 3 teenagers, all killed when the driver was speeding and swerved to avoid rear-ending the vehicle in front of him. Another was similar to that where 4 teenagers were killed. There were others also, where at least one teenager died and the others critically injured. It just seems like such a needless accident that could have been prevented. It is heartbreaking, and yet I still see young people driving like maniacs. When will they learn and how do we teach our youngsters to be responsible behind the wheel if even their friends dying don't seem to affect them enough to drive safely? Does this seem to be a problem where you live?
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• Romania
11 Apr 08
I live in Romania and here the legislation is a bit different than yours. Teenagers do not represent a problem on our streets because they are not alowed to drive when they turn 16 like in the USA. When they turn 18 they can get their driving licence . I think it's a good system considering the influence of the antourage to teenegaer that might encourage them to do stupid things.
@dandj929 (424)
• United States
13 Apr 08
It is great that the legal driving age is 18! I think they should institute that law here in the USA. Teenagers are more mature at that age. Thanks for your input.
• Romania
17 Apr 08
Thank you for the best response!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
13 Apr 08
teenage reckless driving here at the philippines is not that big problem becuase you have to be 18 an above before you get a lisence. but reckless driving is a problem here. drunk driving for example is really a big problem. but when it comes to teenage driving that is not that popular here.
• China
12 Apr 08
young people always love doing thrilling thing, even though it may hurt them. but it seems that they care little about that wheather this may hurt themselves or others. this is a bad thing. in my country,teenagers seldom got chance to drive, so it's not a problem .
@laura893 (29)
11 Apr 08
i live in england, and we have problems like that aswell. Without sounding sexist, it is normally young men that are the ones driving dangerously as they think that once they have passed their test it means they are an invincible driver. The worst one was probably when a newly qualified teenage boy stole a car and went to pick some friends up (without telling them it was stolen) He ended up killing the two girls in the back seat, and some how managed to survive it himself. He got charged, but only with a small sentance, I feel the sentancing should be alot higher for these sort of crimes, as a tap on the wrist is not a suitable derrant.
@Esoteric1 (866)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
I think Teenage reckless driving or reckless driving in general, is a problem just about everywhere. It isn't so bad here but we still have too many accidents on our roads.