Cars are NOT Toys

Two items in the news this morning remind us about the fact that cars are not toys. Also, Newton’s Laws of Physics are important. Especially the one about momentum.

In the first case, a lady learning to drive (without a learner’s permit) ran over her instructor (her sister-in-law) killing her.

In the second case, a young man reportedly street racing tried to outrun the police and crashed through a guard rail. The car caught fire, and a passenger died. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and is in critical condition in hospital.

Lesson? A thousand or more kilograms of metal and plastic is hard to stop once it is in motion.

Please. Drive carefully.