It's easy to get bogged down thinking about all of the things wrong with Illinois: $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, a $9 billion deficit and a history of government corruption and inefficiency.
Logging 50 hours of supervised driving time, an Illinois requirement, takes a lot of time, patience and courage. Now is the time to take advantage of your motivated and captive audience and make clear everything you think is important about driving.
Something teenagers do every day is also the thing that kills more of them every year than anything else: driving. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for 16 to 19-year olds, with more car accidents among that cohort of drivers than any other.
Young people know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors. What is surprising is that, according to a new survey, teens seem to have different definitions of what it actually means to engage in these potentially deadly behaviors.
My husband turns 78 this month, and the state of California says he must be retested if he wants to keep driving a car. I don't actually have a problem with the state wanting to be sure he is an able driver. I just want them to test all the other carpool moms too.
The next time you hear that Bing! when you're behind the wheel, think about the behavior you're modeling for your kids before you reach for your phone. Live like your kids are watching. Because they are.