Letters: The problem is drug abuse

What power does that adult going to have to prevent unruly drunken or drugged teens?

Editor, The News:

Re: Washington willing to listen about party bus industry (The News, Feb. 20).

I do not understand how you want to solve the issue of drug-related deaths and injuries on party busses by making an adult responsible on the bus.

What power does that adult going to have to prevent unruly drunken or drugged teens?

The problem is the drug abuse by the teens, not the party bus.

What is a 16-year-old doing on a party-bus? You as the parent should teach your children that drugs are not good for you, not make someone else responsible for his or her safety when they are drugged out of their minds.

Nobody has ever forced anyone to take drugs. It seems here in Canada kids think it is kind of fun and exciting if they can do drugs and nobody notices or they can get away with it.

As I mentioned, what power does this adult going to have when these kids misbehave?

What then?

Call the minister of safety to come and sort things out?

I have seen houses that have been wrecked because of unruly drunken teens at a house party. It’s mass chaos.

How can one adult be held responsible unless he or she has the power to enforce order.

I have children, too. They will not go on a party bus. I don’t think it is a good idea for teens. There are other safer venues to have a good time.

Having a good time doesn’t mean you are clobbered out of your mind, either.

I do not know how intoxicated the children were who died. But people don’t die from consuming one beer.

I am surprised that the B.C. government is not interested in getting involved here. Let common sense prevail.

Michael Prinsloo

Maple Ridge