Parents can guide their kids to a safe future behind the wheel
By Wendy Loughlin
“Sweet sixteen” isn’t always so sweet for parents. For many, the thought of their child learning to drive is frightening—and for good reason. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, claiming about 3,000 lives a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Now that the warm weather has arrived, take the opportunity to go boating on Beaver Lake. Rent a canoe or kayak on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., through June 23. Starting June 24, rentals are available weekdays as well, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Paddle around and search for beaver lodges, turtles and herons. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Rentals are $8 for the first hour; $2 for each additional half-hour. Parking costs $3 per vehicle. Call 638-2519 for more information.
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