Car Surfing Turning Fatal In Florida

February 9th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
Car SurfingFeb 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A number of teens in Florida are getting addicted to a dangerous sport which is commonly called Car surfing. This involves one person driving a car and another sitting on the top of the vehicle trying to maintain balance. This week two teenagers succumbed to their death in Florida while trying this fatal sport. Post investigation the 18 year old driver was given a sentence for 4 years for the crime of vehicular manslaughter. Law enforcement officers in the state have said that they have stepped up vigil for the teens engaging in this fatal sport which is rising with time. On YouTube site a lot of videos showing teens engaging in this act can be found which speaks for its popularity! Most of the teens who are interested in this dangerous activity falls in the age group of 15-19 years.

The cops have said that while they are keen on increasing patrolling to diminish the instances of car surfing it is also imperative for the parents to keep a tab on their teenage off-springs. The parents of a teenager who passed away in such a fatal accident spoke on the danger of the sport in the Today show in recent times. Punishing the driver does not offer any solace to the parents of the teen who dies in the sport.

Some adolescent and teen psychologists are of the opinion that punishment is not enough to curb the menace. These days teens look for adrenaline pumping actions and overlook the apparent dangers of such acts on their lives. Schools can also play a role in counseling the teens for this.

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