Seeing the headlines Wednesday morning of a bus driver who was arrested for DWI and a number of counts of Leandra’s Regulation horrified us. How can this be that individuals nonetheless discover the necessity to drive whereas impaired and endanger the welfare of harmless kids!
It brings the ache of our son Andrew’s loss to the floor, and we sit in a pool of tears feeling like Andrew’s loss and so many others have been in useless.
We’re grateful the Scout Camp had youth safety in thoughts by having a employees member on all buses who adopted protocol and acquired the bus and its occupants stopped with out harm.
Because of this our household and the Andrew McMorris Basis together with MADD are preventing so onerous to get drunk driving prevention expertise on all new automobiles as quickly as potential. Expertise exists right this moment that would cease this, and we want Congress to move laws this yr that might direct the nationwide freeway visitors security administration (NHTSA) to find out the perfect expertise and begin equipping all new automobiles within the subsequent few years, together with business automobiles like college buses and limousines. The Senate RIDE and Home HALT acts will finish drunk and impaired driving.
We want Albany to behave as properly, yesterday’s end result may have been a lot worse and we have to not solely enact harder legal guidelines right here in NY however put in secure guards to forestall tragedies from ever taking place within the first place nationally.
If you need extra details about the Trip and Halt acts log onto https://www.madd.org/get-involved/haltact or to be taught extra about Andrew and easy methods to cease drunk and impaired driving log onto the www.andrewmcmorrisfoundation.org.
Alisa and John McMorris
Editor’s Observe: The authors are the dad and mom of Andrew McMorris, a scout killed by a drunk driver. The lodge on the Baiting Hole Scout Camp bears his identify. The McMorris household resides in Wading River.