The people who shouldn’t be driving

Some people shouldn’t be driving and those people regularly prove it. Maybe that should be enough to strip them of their licenses until they prove that they can handle the responsibility.

That notion will never fly among legislators, of course. Any attempt in the past to limit the driving privileges for young people, in particular, are usually met by “but how will they get to work?” responses. Because: freedom, I guess.

An 18-year-old girl in St. Peter has proven that she does not deserve to drive a motor vehicle on Minnesota roads, based on a report from the Minnesota State Patrol on Facebook today. Not now. Perhaps, not ever.

It’s bad enough she was going 96 mph. It’s bad enough that she was on FaceTime while going 96 mph. What seals the deal for getting her off the road for good is that she didn’t see what the big deal was.

Selfish and dangerous are two words that come to mind after hearing about this traffic stop Friday by one of our…

Posted by Minnesota State Patrol on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

It must have been frustrating that all the trooper could do is ticket her for careless driving, a misdemeanor in Minnesota, that allows her to go down the road to her destiny of killing someone who sees what the big deal is.