posted May 6, 2010, 4:38 AM by Elisa Myer
updated Jun 15, 2010, 2:52 PM
- Jun 15, 2010 @ 8:17 am
- In addition to "children's charities" why not support graduated drivers
lisencing and safe driving on the road? The children who idolize SPEED and the
heroes of SPEED are going to need a lot of charity...you rarely hear from them
or their families because they are swept under the rug. Being famous for quotes
like "if you are in control you are driving to slow" and explaining "push to
pass" around young drivers...can cause heartbrake. Children are immmitating
their heroes on the roads and highways. When Sgr. was racing there were only 3
television stations and penny candy was a penny! Racing back then when top
speeds were 175 mph and no safety wall was very courageous but we need to
translate safe driving skills from professional racing not aggresive driving
attitude or fast living. Skill and experience are very critical with young
drivers-not as critical as wisdom and knowing when NOT TO PASS
I like Sgr.
because I am asked to forgive every Sunday when I go to church. I pray for the
young drivers also who are risking their lives to make a dollar...(actually a
Some of us have paid a huge price for the love of
Laughing about how you need an emergency room when your family is
togeather (read that somewhere) is not something to brag about. "All gasoline
and No brakes" is what the children in your circles are immitating and if not
them it is the other kids without access to the Festivals of SPEED."Fast, Fun.
Easy and More is what kids want today and a wise gentleman would not encourage
Drivers Education has been cut out of the budget in most School
Districts where professional racing is so popular. Would Sgr. consider a 1% tax
on professional racing revenue to support Drivers Education? Children 18-21,
just learning how to maneuver around their world need to see their racing heros
as people who not only are charitable on the one hand but genuinely concerned
for life and road safety.
Children's Hospital in PA has an injury and
prevention center, that is a charity worth supporting. Sgr. knows first hand
that speed kills and we appreciate any and all efforts regarding road
Sgr.,we thought that the Disney Movie "CARS" was so great and that 18
year olds wanting to drive in Formula-1 was nothing more than a child's dream.
It is great for children to want to be a champion and a hero and you have
represented that for many.
Check out Children's Hospital of PA and speak up
for graduated drivers lisensing!