Opinion: Set the example for your kids regarding safe driving

By Matthew Perl, M.D.

I want to second the heartfelt message from Al and Leslie Cavagnero in their recent letter captioned “Keep topic of car safety alive — especially for the teens,” and would like to add two more bullet points.

First, get off the cell phone when driving! You people are everywhere, zipping along the streets and cruising through parking lots, distracted on your phones. You are not so special that the laws don’t apply to you, and you are not such a good driver that it’s okay that you’re doing it. It’s against the law, people, because it’s dangerous.

Second, just because you’re an adult, doesn’t mean you can drink and drive. At your holiday party this week or next, if you’re drinking, your partner better not be. Even if you’re not legally above-the-limit, you may still be impaired. Set the example for your kids where safe driving is concerned. It’s not what you tell them, as much as what actions you actually model. Here’s to wishing you all a safe holiday season.

Related posts:

  1. Fewer drunk driving arrests reported
  2. County roads relatively safe over holiday weekend
  3. Bill to prevent drunken driving passes
  4. Anti-drunken driving bill presented in Sacramento
  5. Mayor’s View: Heed the lessons on drunken driving

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=19738

Posted by Scott Reeder on Dec 15, 2010. Filed under Letters. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6



  • Athletes welcome to La Jolla Cove’s Triathlon Challenge
    Registration is underway for the San Diego Triathlon Challenge Oct. 19 at La Jolla Cove, where 200 challenged and 550 able-bodied athletes will compete in a one-mile ocean swim, 44-mile bike ride and 10-mile run to fund adaptive athletic equipment. […]
  • Everything You Need to Know about Smart TVs
    By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Everything seems to be going smart these days, and that now includes our television sets.  But if you’re wondering if it is wise to go smart with your entertainment system, here are answers to all the essential questions. What is a smart TV? “Smart TVs”, or what used to […]
  • Murfey Construction to build apartments in Hillcrest and Famosa Townhomes in Point Loma areas of San Diego
    Murfey Construction is ready to break ground in September 2014 for a five-story apartment building that will house 36 “luxury” apartments on the corner of Washington Street and Eighth Avenue in Hillcrest. “They are our main focus now,” said sales manager Jesse Lyons. […]