• wrenchead avatar wrenchead Posted: 2/26/2013 9:32am PST

    Two words "Cell phones"

  • suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 2/26/2013 12:27pm PST

    There's that, for sure. Thanks, wrenchead, for sharing.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 2/26/2013 9:50am PST

    The last chart emphasizes that auto safety has made great progress since the beginning of NCAP in 1979.
    On this subject - teens should not be allowed to drive anywhere with other teens aboard - period. In the forties, when I was a teenager, State Farm would not insure me until I was aged 21. I got it anyway because my Dad was insured.

  • suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 2/26/2013 12:27pm PST

    Just curious, Chfhelin, did you drive with other teens on board? Or did your Dad clamp down and issue restrictions? When I was growing up, I was lucky to get any time behind the wheel of the family sedan. My parents were ultra-conservative. Either that or they just didn't want me behind the wheel, my straight-A's in school notwithstanding.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 2/26/2013 2:54pm PST

    Suzanne we think alike. My folks kept me solo (running errands for Dad's business) until I was securely in college and could afford my own NEW car, by working a lot of second shift factory to afford it. Thus, my freedom came at age 20 and I was already a car-safety fanatic like my Father.

  • fb_660079512 avatar Lisa Posted: 2/26/2013 1:57pm PST

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  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 2/26/2013 2:59pm PST

    Suzanne was dealing with the one unavoidable distraction that, IMHO can only be solved with a back seat chaperon. As I said earlier, after the second kid arrives it gets better.:>)