Re "Pair of teen passengers mourned" (Page A1, Feb. 5): As a mother, I am anguished by the fate of the occupants of the overloaded SUV driven by a 17-year-old that crashed near Auburn. Two are dead, and the survivors are forever changed. It could have been anyone's kids in that car.
I was shocked to learn that carrying underage passengers as a provisional licensee is not a ticketing offense on its own. Why not? Why pass this law and not be able to enforce it? I guarantee that every kid who gets their license knows this legal anomaly, thus the 50 percent (probably lower) compliance rate with the law.
Change the law to be enforceable. Cops should write tickets. Teens are smart; they would think twice about giving their friends a ride if they might actually get pulled over. Right now, we are teaching kids to ignore the law.
-- Kristi Anderson, Fair Oaks