Family: Raise driving age so juveniles can't drive

May 15, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Citizen

“Campaigning to change the laws to ensure only responsible adults can drive a motor vehicle is how we can help prevent another family from feeling our pain, sadness and profound loss.”

Brian Wu was rollerblading when he was struck April 29 by David Broom, of Berlin, who was speeding at 50 to 60 mph, trying to go airborne on a dare by another teenager, police said. via The Citizen

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gorgeous_simply_ gorgeous

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May 28, 2007
 
omg!!
leave the age..
get a class to help drivers..
and then have them driive with elders that have there lisence for 3 years and thats that!!
and a cerfeww..its that simple and im 12 years old !! godd!!
Phi_88

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May 31, 2007
 
Learn to spell before even considering a license
Shoppinggirlie

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Jul 12, 2007
 

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i really think tht u should raise the driving age!!! its not fair to the person wo lost their life over a stupid 16 year old adn a 14 year old daring him to get air...he only had his icense for less then a month so yes i agree that the drving age should be raised!!! i lost a friend from careless drving...the boy im talking about above
prankster712

Brighton, MA

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Sep 12, 2007
 
i was friends with the 16 year old that hit brian. i feel that he was stupid for doing what he did but ultimitly he didnt mean to hit brian on purpose. I know it is horrible for the family but it has also affected my friends family too. it doesnt make it right or ok but people make mistakes. it has nothing to do with age. a 30 year old could have hit that boy. This inncodent has nothing to do with the driving age. it is peoples maturity but like i said someone 30 could be just as immature as my friend was that day. The age should remain 16.
becca boo

Jamaica Plain, MA

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Feb 3, 2008
 
i dont think they should change the driving age because it is the persons fault for driving and not paying a attention to wats going on around him... do make other 16 year old people suffer because of one person theat fuced up
kevincroft

Wellesley Hills, MA

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May 15, 2008
 

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becca boo all you care about is your self i think they should change the law to 18 think about shit befor you say ok did you even know him
Related

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May 23, 2008
 
I am related to David, the kid who was driving. His whole life has been affected by this accident. He has become withdrawn and depressed. It is as if he died in that crash as well. He is a good kid who unfortunately made a huge mistake. But you tell me who in this world, as a teenager, didn't do something stupid on a dare. No many - the only difference is they didn't get caught and no one got hurt.
Angered Parent

Londonderry, NH

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Jul 23, 2008
 
omg leave the drivers age alone just cuz one teenager was and idiot doesnt mean that all teenagers do that.
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I don't think they should raise the driving age to 18. I think it should be raised to 25 just like drinking should not be allowed for anyone under the age of 25. This age coincides with insurance companies rate for drivers being lowered at age 26. Think about how much money would be saved for insurance premiums. Much less accidents on the road and just safer in general for everybody. I don't care about the 16 year olds who wouldn't be able to drive. Boo frickin hoo. Maybe all of the peer pressure from other 16 year olds would encourage KIDS and I stress KIDS not to make these idiotic decisions. So yeah drinking age 25, driving age 25. And if anyone wants to argue about the drinking age being lowered for military, I myself am in the military and I know from experience that I was highly immature when I first came in. Even when I was allowed to drink under 21 in foreign countries, I drank in excess as did many others. So that is a useless, idiotic, and needless agreement. And to be honest, the voting age should be raised as well to 25. Oh and if you don't work, you can't vote. No more welfare votes. I'm frickin sick of it.
skidookou

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Sep 9, 2008
 
leave the age alone!!!
dont let nh become a nanny state like mass
and all the people that feel bad for the kids that do stupid shit and end up killin people like tryin to get air on a backroad you are just a bunch of frikin idiots u shouldnt be allowed to drive anything dont ruin it for us responsible drivers you dumb pieces of shit and u shouldnt get any sympathy
TANJA

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Sep 14, 2008
 
maybe if his mommy and daddy were WATCHING HIM HE WOLD NOT BE DEAD! DAH!!!!!!! DAVID WE LOVE YOU BERLIN NH
Karen

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Sep 18, 2008
 
I can see possibly raising the driving age to 18 but 25? Come on now that is ridiculous.
Angel

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Sep 22, 2008
 
gorgeous_simply_gorgeous wrote:
omg!!
leave the age..
get a class to help drivers..
and then have them driive with elders that have there lisence for 3 years and thats that!!
and a cerfeww..its that simple and im 12 years old !! godd!!
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Dani

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Oct 13, 2008
 
you people are stupid. raising the driving age wont do anything, its the individuals who are driving that are retards. ive been driving for two years and i havent been in any accidents or gotten any tickets. so eff you, paranoid old parents who think teenagers cant drive. get a life. if you think the streets are so unsafe, get off them yourself. stop making others suffer
meee

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Oct 15, 2008
 
lowerrrrrr the ageee
DAVIDS FRIEND

Saint Johnsbury, VT

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Jan 15, 2009
 
Angered Parent wrote:
omg leave the drivers age alone just cuz one teenager was and idiot doesnt mean that all teenagers do that.
all teenagers are IDIOTS IF YOU THINK YOURS IS SOoo WONDERFUL just wait your will be an idiot to just give it time!!!!!
~WE LOVE YOU DAVID BERLIN~
Ode to the fool

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Mar 19, 2009
 
oh relax all of you, irresponsible people are irresponsible people no matter what the age is. 2 million people died of aids in 2007 and none of you ndid anything, but when driving age comes into question its hell in a hand basket. Same thing with drinking age, lower it, same thing with smoking age, lower it, same thing with marijuana, legalize it. People arent going to pay respects to "the man" so they dont and im tired of having tight ass conservatives as the dictators of the us. Leave the driving age alone, that kid would have done it even if he was 365 days older.
Ode to the fool

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Mar 19, 2009
 
Shoppinggirlie wrote:
i really think tht u should raise the driving age!!! its not fair to the person wo lost their life over a stupid 16 year old adn a 14 year old daring him to get air...he only had his icense for less then a month so yes i agree that the drving age should be raised!!! i lost a friend from careless drving...the boy im talking about above
Hey, i dont know, but lately has anyone called you "special" lately? Or maybe have you found yourself drooling? Just a question.
sarah

Merrimack, NH

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Apr 17, 2009
 
I'm friends with David Broome and an acquaintance with the sister of Brian Wu. i feel for both sides but it has nothing to do with the driving age. I'm 15 and will be starting drivers ed in about a month. i am mature enough to say no to dares and i don't think i should have to wait until I'm 18 to get my license because my friend made a mistake.
Rachel

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Apr 23, 2009
 
Phi_88 wrote:
Learn to spell before even considering a license
AMEN. if the schools would teach kids in 6th grade up to 8th then they would be completly ready by ninth

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