Monday, July 11, 2011

Learner's Permit and Driving License - Is your child ready?

Thoughts By: B. Brown of BREG

It is usually a scary proposition when it comes time to teach your 15 year old child how to drive and then prepare them for the written test and the driving test the next year. It can be a bit frightening to think that your baby will be driving by themselves very soon.

Are you ready? The bigger question is, are they ready to drive the byways and the highways? The story you will read below is a cautionary tell to all of us parents that we must truly prepare our kids to the best of our abilities to to make sure our children know what to do in the drivers seat.

Our children should get a copy of the book to study for their "Learner's License" and we should quiz them as often as possible on the rules and laws of driving. I recommend "Driver's Education Class". I believe some high schools still have these classes or there may be a county program. I also recommend taking our children to an empty parking lot and letting them get a feel for driving a car period, and then taking them through a series of driving drills and tests that they will see on the actual driving test. Repetition, repetition, repetition is the key.

Now, all of this preparation may not keep our children from having accidents in the future, but let's prepare them to be the most responsible drivers that we can.

One Love!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kensington Man Witnesses Car Crash Into Train Station

“I was just walking down Flatbush Avenue looking for a coffee shop,” said Brad Hames of Cortelyou Road in the Kensington section of Brooklyn, “When suddenly I heard a loud boom. I turned around and saw this big, black Mercedes smashed against the railing and the sign at the Nevins Street station.”

Brad Hames
Nevins Street Station After the Crash
(credit: CarollGardensPatch)
Brad Hames was one of several witnesses who saw the accident. The car was being driven by a young man who just received his learner’s permit and was being instructed by his father on the finer points of driving when the boy lost control of the car, jumped over the curb, and crashed into the station.

One of the car’s occupants was taken to Brooklyn Hospital, but it was not made immediately known whether it was the boy or his father. There were no other reports of injuries or damage, aside from that done to the train station.

As for Brad Hames and other residents of Kensington, they're just happy no pedestrians got hurt. This whole episode goes to show you that no matter the precautions you can never be sure what will happen.  Can I suggest a driving simulator for the young student before he gets on the road again?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Parents Do Right by turning in their children after seeing them on News Video.

Commentary From: B. Brown (BREG)

I would like to congratulate the parents in Milwaukee, WI that turned their children in to authorities after seeing them on tv looting a store with a lot of other young people on July 3, 2011.

Parents, you did the right thing because our young people have to learn how to think before they act and must understand that there are consequences to their actions! Point blank!

For the parents that decided not to turn in their children, don't worry, all the young people on the video are very visible and should be able to be identified by someone in the near future. Love, Teach and Discipline your children and they will be better off for it in the future.

Great job to the parents that did the right thing!!! Now that's what's up!

Click on the link below to watch the video:

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