High schools provide many valuable tools for our nation’s youth. But when inexperience meets inattention, disaster happens. There is no need to restate the agonizing crash statistics for our 15-17 year olds – they are horrific. So if the single greatest threat to a teen’s future is a car crash, why are most schools happy to ignore it and just leave it up to parents? Schools do not leave learning science or math up to the parents and those aren’t even dangerous to your health!
There is so much promising technology out there for medical breakthroughs, reusable rockets, and the potentially limitless speed and accessibility of information.
As exciting as those are, NONE of them will as directly affect a teen’s future as a crash does. After all, parents, school board members, and local businesses all care about teen safety but have grown accustomed to ignoring “accidents” when teens are involved. They aren’t accidents – they are
MISTAKES caused by inexperience and a lack of “investment” in helping them anticipate the dangers of driving.