Hey Kid, Slow Down!

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- As regular listeners here know, I’ve been complaining more about ridiculously-slow drivers lately than speeders, and there’s plenty of cause.

Yesterday I found the otherwise empty local roads impeded by multiple drivers inching along at a glacial pace, their hands gripping the wheel as if to lean back and maybe give her some gas would result in the vehicle flying into outer space.

But I’m going to interrupt my crusade long enough to have a heart-to-heart talk with an 18-year-old alleged speeder from Hull named Cullen, who appears to be in dire need of a friendly talking-to.

Cullen, buddy, you’re 18-years-old. You have a whole life outside of prison or above ground ahead of you. But that will all change if you repeat your alleged behavior of Saturday morning, when New Hampshire State Police say they clocked you and your Honda Accord going 116 mph northbound on I-95.

116 mph.

Cullen my man, that is 51 mph over the posted speed limit, which according to my reading of New Hampshire state law means a minimum $350 fine along with whatever book the judge might throw at you.

The cops say you told them you were nearly doubling the speed limit at 6:40 on a Saturday morning because you were “trying to get to a camping outing early,” and Cullen old pal, that is not a good enough excuse.

Words cannot adequately describe the damage you will do to yourself if you hit something at that speed, not to mention the carnage you will cause to others. If you escape death, life in a wheelchair and/or in prison seems likely.

I get it, you’re 18, and kids your age sometimes do stupid stuff.

But in that moment, Cullen, your carelessness and stupidity allegedly made you public enemy number one.

And that’s no way to go through life.

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