FEBRUARY 10, 1997
Solution for teen accidents
I have noticed in the Woodinville Weekly lately that there have been many accidents in the Woodinville area. These accidents seem to be involving 16- to 18-year-old kids. I am concerned that should I be driving next to, behind, or in front of one of these kids; they could cause me to be involved in an accident causing injury to myself and my family.
I would like to give you a suggestion as to what I believe should be done to these kids, should they be involved in a car accident. It should become a state law that if a person between the age of 16 and 18 is the cause of an auto accident, they should have their license suspended for two years, and be required to retake the driving and written test at the end of the two-year period. Should they continue to drive without a license, and be caught for any reason, they should be sent to a correctional center.
It seems to me that this might cause young people to be a little more careful when starting the "New Step of Life" in driving.
Ryan Naughton, Woodinville