Erik (eriktrips) wrote,

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abstinence-only driver's ed: memo for a letter to the editor

every year automobile accidents account for a staggering number of fatalities in this country and all around the world. thus I propose that, given the ineffectiveness of seatbelts in completely eliminating the risk of death from driving, all federally funded driver's ed programs emphasize the unreliability of seatbelts and promote abstinence from driving as the only 100% effective means of preventing fatal accidents. in addition, I think that any explicit instructions on the use of seatbelts should be removed from textbooks and driver's manuals since these could be construed as encouraging dangerous, unnatural behavior.

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