As we argue in today’s editorial, several recent fatalities involving teens show the need for tighter rules for young drivers in Kansas.
Teens are easily distracted and think they’re indestructible — a deadly combination on the road.
Despite accounting for just 7 percent of registered drivers, teen drivers are involved in 20 percent of Kansas accidents.
And car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.
Legislators should pass a couple of proposed changes in driver regulations — restrict nighttime driving for teens (say, after 9 p.m.) and limit driving with other teens in the car. No cell phones, either.
Of course, parents provide the most important models and oversight. Some tough love could save a lot of young lives.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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