October 5th, 2011 by Regina Brett
Most of us have a funny story about learning to drive.
My dad tried to teach me but kept grabbing the steering wheel to get the car back in the center of the lane. In drivers ed class, the teacher took us to the cemetery to learn our turns. Great place to learn to drive, it makes you face where you could end up if you drive recklessly.
The sad thing is, car crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year olds; 16-year-olds have the highest crash rate of any other driver.
Tonight at 7 on The Regina Brett Show on WKSU 89.7 FM we're talking about teen drivers.
Ray Sanderbeck will talk about his daughter, Michelle, who died in a car accident five years ago when a teen driver lost control of the car.
Dan Cox, manager of Heights Driving School in Richmond Heights, will share his best tips. He's been teaching drivers ed for 28 years.
Nathan Krug, who was named Trooper of the Year at the Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will share his concerns.
Beatriz Luna from the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh will talk about her research on the adolescent brain.
Call in and share your story. We're at 888-957-8897 or email us email@example.com
At what age should a person be allowed to drive? What kind of training should they get? How can we better protect everyone on the road, especially teenagers?
If you miss the show live, you can listen later by podcast at www.wksu.org/regina