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Viewpoints: What's Changed?

Has anything changed for you at home regarding driving rules in the past few weeks?

Steve Davis, Wootton senior

“There are a lot more police around.”

Adam Gotts, Wootton senior

“Parents are more careful. My parents are always now saying, ‘Don’t drink and drive.’ Before, they never used to.”

Josh Rosenthal, B-CC senior

“My mom likes to cut out the news articles with the teenage death situations. Sometimes they’re on the breakfast table in the morning. I think she’s just more emphatic about it now.”

Rebecca Eig, Wootton senior

“No, my parents are just a bit more scared. They just want me to be safe. They know I’m a good driver, but they’re still a little scared.”

Carole Brand, PTSA Special Projects Chair, BCC High School

"I have a 21 year old, and 18 year old, and a 16 year old so I am passionately interested in this issue. Our two older ones are sons and they drove the requisite 40 maybe 50 hours [when they got their licenses]. We're having our daughter drive 100 hours before she gets her license."

Stacy Kurnot, State Executive Director, MADD, with daughter Jill

"I think if the average teenager knew the facts, then they'd make a better choice. ... Will [my daughter] ever drive with other teenagers? No. It's not going to happen. It's the same thing with the drinking. Give them the facts and they're like, 'You know what? This isn't worth it.'"