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  • Holly
    January 31, 2007

    I am glad you are okay.  There are so many people around here who run red lights (or stop signs), that I always look before I go… even so, it’s very scary.  It’s aggravating that people are so concerned with themselves and that minute or so (or less) they will gain that they disregard the very lives of those around them.  For us I know it’s just a matter of when, not if, we’ll get in an accident and that just makes me SO MAD.  You can only do so much to avoid the idiots out there…  and there are so many of them out there.  Again, I am really glad you are okay.  It’s aggravating that those stupid teenagers probably have no clue as to what they did.  Is there any way to get all stupid people banned from driving?  It’s not all teenagers, either, unfortunately.  Some old gal we saw the other day was driving like an idiot and putting on her lipstick while looking in her mirror.  Sheesh.

  • January 31, 2007

    Oh wow!  Glad that you guys made it out of that predicament.  I really don’t like other drivers.  I thought everyone had to go through the same defensive driving class….NO?...they just get their license after 1 good test?....yeah, some people should not be allowed on the road.  enough said!

  • January 31, 2007

    And the worst part is, those teenagers probably didn’t give it a second thought. But hopefully, one day when they have babies, they’ll understand too.
    I’ve always been a Maw-Maw driver, even at the age of 16, so happily I skipped that stage.

  • January 31, 2007

    I second the looking both ways twice before going through a green light.

    I lived in Spokane for a few years.  Capital of the red-light-runners.  Every single red light would be followed by 5-8 cars - even while your lane is green.  Even saw a fire dept vehicle be the 4th or 5th car through a red light.  I’ve been almost killed in that town more than any other time in my life.  A black Suburban at 2nd and Lincoln.  A gray Suburban at I-90 and Pines.  A Roto-Rooter guy at Pines and Mission.  A furniture delivery truck at Division and 1st.  And too many semis to count (yes, even the semis run the lights).  Ugh, it’s making my blood pressure go up just to type this.

  • texasbelle
    January 31, 2007

    This is why 16 yr olds should either 1) not be able to drive or 2) have to take a serious driving class..none of the usual easy cheesy bullshit that everyone takes. Seriously. Teen and 20-something drivers scare me. I even scare myself sometimes!
    Glad ya’ll are okay.

  • mdvelazquez
    January 31, 2007

    Very glad you are okay.

    F*cking teenagers!

    See, I am willing to say the four letter words for you.

  • January 31, 2007

    Glad your ok! And Anne’s right 16 is just too young. God , I know I shouldn’t have been driving at 16. But I was. Maryland just bumped the age to 18. Hopefully when my kids are older they’ll have bumped it to 21.

  • January 31, 2007

    Reading this made me take a deep breath because I also had a close call yesterday. I don’t think my situation involved teenagers ... the other vehicle was too big and too expensive than one normally driven by teenagers around here.

    It sucks that people don’t think and drive.

  • January 31, 2007

    Oh my gosh. How scary. I’m so glad you all are ok. I would have gone home and stayed there too. Teen drivers really are scary. They get their friends in the car and they worry abou the radio and looking at themselves in the mirror an the rest of us pay for it.

    I know what you mean by “on the other side.” I often wonder when it happened that all of a sudden I was the grown up. I now look at teenage girls and think they don’t have enough clothes on. And I’ll see teenage boys revving up their cars and think about how I wish I could call their mothers.

  • January 31, 2007

    So glad those asshats didn’t cause a serious accident!

  • January 31, 2007

    Guilty:  “These are the types of encounters that make mothers seem like complete spazes to their teenage daughters.”

    my god it’s a fine line and i do remember my mom trying to explain that one day i would understand.  now, i do and man it’s scary.

  • January 31, 2007

    VERY glad that you are all ok.  The EXACT same thing happened to me a while back.

  • January 31, 2007

    So glad you are all okay. Give LB an extra tight hug and then relax as best you can.  They are stupid teenagers. I remember many, many close calls that I have had over the years (seems more up here in the Woodlands - rich kids given expensive cars by their folks) and they are usually teenagers.

  • January 31, 2007

    Sheesh!  Being in a colllege town, I have learned to always pause extra long because college kids around here run red lights all the time.  I’m so glad yall are ok.

  • January 31, 2007

    I’m so glad to hear you’re all okay. Hold your loved ones extra close tonight.

  • January 31, 2007

    I am SO glad all three of you are safe and OK. What a scary, scary ordeal and a split second could have made the difference.  Unfortunately with “kids like that,” it sometimes takes them having a car accident before they wake the hell up.

    I frequently curse the assholes who run the four way stop one block from our house. And they do it CONSTANTLY.

    Glad you’re guardian angel was watching over you. smile

  • January 31, 2007

    Geez that’s scary. I’m so glad you’re both OK. Thank you for sharing this to remind us all to be safer drivers. It’s easy to just cruise through our days, lost in our thoughts, not remembering that people are killed in car accidents every day. I’ll sure pay more attention after reading your tale of caution.

  • January 31, 2007

    Amen , and I’m so gla and you guys are okay!  My sister and I were two cars behind my mom and BIL in Phoenix one day when the same thing almost happened to them…it was really scary.

  • February 1, 2007

    Hey Leslie-
    So glad it was a miss.  I am sooo glad you are both ok. smile
    Take it easy, take it slow.  Too bad you can’t buy idiot repellant. Hugs.

  • February 1, 2007

    How scary, and I am *so* glad it was a near accident - not a true accident!  Little miracles…

    I’ve posted on this very topic (crazy ass teenage drivers)  back in ‘05.  It is scary - I have do drive through the worst part of it every weekday while driving to school and back.  Really, to go a step further, I am scared to death because the children today are eventually going to grow up and be in charge of something…which should put a fear in all of us.  Our future - it ain’t looking so bright.

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