Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What Happens When Government Teaches Kids to Drive?

We get more hair, teeth and eyeballs on the highways and byways of America.

Via wishtv.com:

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indiana lawmakers say they are puzzled by a study that shows teenagers who take driver's education classes are more likely to crash than those who do not take the classes.

The Indiana BMV released the study that it says shows current drivers under 18 who took driver's ed had nearly four times the crashes than those without the training.

Some lawmakers say it might be time for an overhaul. The state's drivers ed program has not changed in the past 30 years.

But the BMV says the numbers might be skewed by the fact that teens with driver's ed get their permits earlier and have more time on the road.
The above was originally posted here.

Heh, government can't even run a lemonade stand. I have no clue why the parents of America's teens think it can teach their kids to drive safely.


DCG said...

Lawmakers are puzzled...what else is new? They still believe they can teach kids better than parents. Maybe the Ted Kennedy school of driving would work?

Dave said...


It doesn't take much to stump politicians these days.


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