Regarding the March 12 editorial in The News-Times, "Parents: Remind your children to buckle up":
Are you insinuating that these parents (of victims of recent fatal car crashes) didn't remind or teach their children to buckle up? I find this editorial offensive to these families. You assume that a seat belt would have saved their lives. This is not necessarily true.
As you drive home today and are at a light or lull in traffic, look around. See the drivers who do not wear seat belts. See the parents with young children who are not buckled up. Remind them with a wave or tug on your seatbelt!
But please quit torturing these families by referencing them in negative ways.
The editorial's last comment, "Don't wait for your child to become one of these sad statistics," is both insensitive and ignorant.
I just hope when tragedy strikes again, people will be more compassionate.
Louise Meadows, Evans
(Louise Meadows is the mother of Callie Meadows, who was killed Feb. 2 in an Appling car crash.)
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