Finding BSM’s worst drivers


Tommy Anderson

Senior Dylan Boyd flaunts his aquatic parking prowess.

Every school day at 2:50 p.m., about two hundred cars maneuver their way out of BSM’s two parking lots. Almost all are young high school drivers. While driving for the first time is an exciting experience, it is also a crucial time to attain proper safety measures of driving.

From sophomores to seniors, there are a few notoriously bad drivers in each class. Even some seniors, who should be the most experienced high school drivers, are a danger every time they get behind the wheel. Senior Dylan Boyd has been driving for two years, and loves pushing the limits. During the fall, Boyd made an effort every day to park in the big puddle near the baseball dugout. “My jeep’s name is Letty from Fast and the Furious. I park her in the puddle because it’s her happy place, she’s an off-roader,” Boyd said.

I’ve hit a mailbox, and ran out of gas on the side of the road. Both were not that fun.”

— Nick Nachbor

Driving can be tough sometimes, requiring both focus and composure. If there is one junior known for bad driving- Molly Segner is at the top of the list. She carries the reputation of being a bad driver from an embarrassing crash last year. John Brask, a witness of the crash, said,  “I was waving to her, and she waved back. As she was waving, she hit Kyle Clacko hard. After that she drove away and tried to play it off like nothing happened, but there was a huge dent in Clacko’s car,” Brask said

Sophomores are well known as the worst drivers on campus especially because it’s their first year behind the wheel. Nick Nachbor has been driving for 4 months and has already crashed. “I’ve hit a mailbox, and ran out of gas on the side of the road. Both were not that fun,” said Nachbor.

Driving can be a dangerous and joyful time in life for high schoolers. It brings forth a bit more of the freedom that teenagers like. As technology advances, the road towards self-driving cars shortens. Many think this will put an end to crashes, and help high schoolers across the country (especially at BSM). Until self-driving cars become mainstream, hope may be lost in the effort to stop these embarrassing accidents.