I cannot believe that a state lawmaker is trying to pass a bill that would prohibit teenagers from having even one passenger in a vehicle while they are driving (At a glance, Sept. 13, page 4B). Are we parents and grandparents going to be chaperoning our children to homecoming, proms, dates, sports events and jobs until they are out of high school? Does this man remember being a teenager? If he does was he so irresponsible that he thinks he should not have been allowed to have other people in his car?
Why does he not use his position as a lawmaker to find a way to lower taxes, or increase educational funding, or stabilize our economy or remedy any number of other actual problems in this state? I would be ashamed to say that I had supported this man for election.
Not all teenagers are perfect drivers, but not all adults are, either. I would rather get in a car driven by my teenage grandson than be in a car driven by an elderly person who cannot hear well, does not see as well as he used to and does not have the coordination he did when he was even 60 or 70 but thinks he is a great driver because he was when he was younger.
People should write their state congress person and ask him or her not to vote for this ridiculous bill. We wonder what has happened to our government, well here is a great example. This is our government at work.
-- Leslee J. Reigelman, Warren