Annie, let's warn the people about reckless teen driving

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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am

Dear Annie: You often print the essay “Dead at Seventeen” by John Berrio, about the dangers of reckless teen driving.

I’ve written a version of it that addresses the growing danger posed by older drivers who should no longer be driving. For political reasons, I suspect the chance of any meaningful legislation being passed is slim. The only hope is for people to read this and realize that, yes, unfortunately, it applies to them. An unsafe driver is a danger to everyone on the road, the sidewalk or in a restaurant. A few years ago, a senior driver plowed into a crowd at a farmers’ market, killing 10 and injuring 70.

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