Motorists need driver’s ed mentality

By Stephen Standifird
Managing editor

My middle son recently received his driving permit in the mail. That little card essentially gives him the right to get behind the wheel of an automobile and learn how to drive.

 The fact that he is driving is not something that should scare me. My son is a very responsible young man. Besides, I have control over the conditions in which he drives, how long he drives and where we go.

 What does scare me is that I have no control over the other drivers on the road. I don’t know if they are as safe or courteous behind the wheel as I am trying to teach my son to be.

 Now, I’m not saying I am the kind of driver who will win safe driving awards (if any really existed), but I am happy to admit that…     Read More...