Mother Wants Teens To Understand The Dangers Of Driving

Visitation for a Lexington teenager killed in a car accident brought out many people Friday night, but his death has raised awareness about the dangers of teenage drivers.
One Lexington mother has been working for changes to teen driving laws since she lost her own son last year.
Donna Blauser is on a crusade to eliminate make shift memorials on the side of the road.
Her 16-year-old son, Tyler died after the car he and four other teenagers crashed on Man O' War Blvd. in 2006.
Blauser says her son's crash and the deadly accident this week on Bryan Station Road where Larry Chowning III died share obvious similarities; the drivers in both crashes were un licensed and had several teens in the car. Blauser is pushing to get drives education back in Fayette County high schools; to educate teen drivers about the dangers of the road.
Blauser says she doesn't wasn't to see anymore parents go through what she has been going through in the past year in half.

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  • by Donna Location: Lexington on Aug 24, 2007 at 03:08 PM
    Thank you for your comments and I can use any help or ideas anyone has to help get these laws to Legislation.
  • by jane Location: KY on Aug 4, 2007 at 07:23 AM
    Does the station have contact information for Ms. Blauser? I'd like to help her if I can. I can really see a downward trend in driving skills and knowledge of the rules of the road since driver's ed. left the schools. I'd also like to add that regular driving tests, not just when getting ones first license, would help to catch folks of all ages who are not able to drive safely due to physical disability or an attitude problem. Deteriorating driving skills is not only a problem of the elderly. The mix of young people with a lack of experience, adults with deteriorating skills and selfish, aggressive drivers who think the roads are a NASCAR track along with a lack of enforcement of traffic laws is a deadly mix. It is a mix that has our death toll on Kentucky roads lagging only slightly behind the death toll among American military personel in Iraq. Unfortunately, I don't see anyone protesting that high death toll. Maybe it's time we do. Join the protest: drive safely and humbly!
  • by Wlliamsburg Mom Location: Williamsburg on Aug 3, 2007 at 09:17 PM
    Drivers education should be made available to all high school teens at a price affordable to parents. We can't teach our young children enough about the dangers of driving.The first thing they need to learn about motor vehicles is They are not toys but deadly machines and should be treated as such. My heart goes out to those parents.


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