Teen driving campaign gets backing from Grayson Co. leaders

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- ‘Less Tears, More Years’ is a concept started by the Pottsboro community following the deaths of several teens on Texoma roads over the last few months. Now, Grayson County leaders are taking up that very same issue.

County commissioners met on Monday morning to talk about expanding the program to tighten the requirements of young drivers even further.

Many parents like Phil Johnson, who lost his daughter to an accident in May, say they feel it is necessary to prevent more deaths on the road.

"We need to teach more instruction for our young drivers before they get on the road and give them better programs to help prepare them for driving," Johnson said.

Commissioners have decided to back the Pottsboro community, who will take their fight to the Texas Legislature.


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  • by Ben Location: Denison/Sherman on Oct 16, 2007 at 04:42 PM
    its wierd how u hear about all these storys of dangerous teen drivers. Every "close call" ive been in, has been an adults fault. Ive been in one car wreck and it was because some 40 year old preacher pulled out in front of me. and u always hear about these teen deaths and their always a bigger deal than most adult deaths. i dont know, it just gets on my nerves. every teen knows what their signing up for whenever they get their license!
  • by Billy Reed Location: Sherman on Oct 15, 2007 at 11:14 AM
    I wholeheartedly agree with this proposal. The vehicles today are designed to travel at higher rates of speed than those of years past as well as more paved roads. I made my daughter wait until she was eighteen to get her license because she was not ready to handle the responsibility of driving. We as parents need to re-examine our options. Which is worse, peer pressure from not being able to drive or not having your child. I'm sire Mr. Johnson would trade with me in a heart beat as would many others who have lost children. Other steps must be taken to give this teeth. Like fining parents heavily for aiding & abetting unlicensed children and mandatory education classes before license is returned for violations.
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