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OT: How do you get an 18 yr old to listen?
Sorry this is so off topic but I needed to vent a little.
My little brother (the 18 yr. old) was up my house all day today helping me work on my sammurai and just hanging out. About 3 or 4 months ago he sold his samurai and bought a 95 civic. It had the v-spec motor in it, a cold air intake, anti sway bars, dropped 2 inches, ect... Well I tried to talk him out of it, but there was no use. He said "I'll drive it responsibly, I know what I can handle." Well to make a long story short, he left my house about 8pm tonight and headed home with our cousin in the passenger seat. At 8:10 PM the sate police call me. They say "Your brother has been in an accident. He's OK but he needs you to pick him up." So I run out the door hop in the XL-7 and head out to the accident.
I get there to find a tree dead centered in the hood the air bags went off. My brother's fine but my cousin is headin for the hospital. The trooper pulls me aside and tells me that he clocked my brother doing 73 in a 45 on RT 11. Then when he pulled out after him my brother turned off onto a rural road that goes through a small colledge. Then he picked up speed to over 80 mph and ran from the trooper. He blows through 2 stop signs then hits the brakes to avoid another car, skids 73 ft. goes off the road, another 100 ft through grass and into the tree. I couldn't beleive it. What was he thinking?
Just a few hours before this happened my brother and I were discussing Speeding and running from the cops. We had agreed that it wasn't worth it. For the next hour at the scene of the wreck I stood there and listened to him talk to the police, waited for our parents, waited for the wrecker, Watched my brother break down emotionally. This car was his dream car. Why didn't he listen?
My cousin is spending the night at the hospital. Looks like he got burned from the air bags and probably whip lash. He is only 15. I hope he will be alright and nothing else is wrong.
I wonder if he'll listen now?
Sorry for the long post just had to get it off my shoulders.