• fb_100001429416224 avatar fb_100001429416224 Posted: 9/16/2011 11:58am PDT

    Nice article. But in China, things are little different.Even a four years old kid can drive.. http://goo.gl/z1pog

  • fb_671144013 avatar Jonathan Posted: 9/16/2011 11:53am PDT

    I think speed restrictors are too blunt an instrument. Say you set it at 65. It sure put kids in a bind when they are behind someone doing 58 on a two-lane highway.

    Plus it often isn't absolute speed that is the problem. It is excess speed for the conditions. Doing 40 in neighborhood streets is probably more dangerous than 80 on the nearby interstate.

  • fastfinger avatar fastfinger Posted: 9/15/2011 6:01pm PDT

    If a lawn tractor can have a speed governor to keep it from going too fast, then cars driven my inexperienced drivers can have the same device!

  • fb_1034999100 avatar fb_1034999100 Posted: 9/15/2011 2:21pm PDT

    You must be logged in to post your comment.If they put a speed restrictor on lawn mowers, then they can do it to cars driven by teens or inexperienced drivers AND seniors who are decades from passing a driving test

  • fb_671144013 avatar Jonathan Posted: 9/15/2011 10:55am PDT

    First of all, some teens are, in fact wating until they are 18. Driver's Ed is no longer offered in most Cal. High Schools, requiring fairly expensive private instruction for pre-18 driving. Plus driving's attraction is diminished when you can't have any friends in the car, including dates! Plenty of my son's friends are waiting.

    Also it may be that the forms of driving restricted during those two years - driving with teenage friends, late night driving (teen drinking anyone?) increase the danger to a degree that it simply overwhelms the prior experience. Simple digging deeper into the circumstances of the accidents and the level of the driver's instruction could see if this is the case.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 9/15/2011 12:24pm PDT

    Great point about Driver's Ed. That could be a major factor in other states, too.