Dori: Guess who crashed into Puyallup McDonald’s? A 16-year-old boy
Last week, after a tragic accident caused by a 16-year-old who had likely been drinking and driving upwards of 80 miles an hour on a 35-miles-per-hour road, I said that 16-year-olds should not get driver’s licenses — especially 16-year-old boys.
At a McDonald’s in Puyallup on Thursday, a car went crashing through the restaurant wall. According to police, a 16-year-old boy was leaving the drive-through when he spilled his soda. Then he hit the gas instead of the brakes and went crashing through the wall of this McDonald’s.
I know there are responsible 16-year-old drivers, but I’ve seen the stats. Their minds are not sufficiently developed to handle the responsibility and danger of an automobile. I know that because at 16, I was a moron who made bad driving decisions. This McDonald’s crash proves yet again why the driving age should be raised.
I know it will never happen, though. We have about as much chance of changing the driving age as me going back to being 35 years old.
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