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Re: should a kid that is 16 years old drive? by dorkygirl on 2003-05-16 15:20:28

K, this is sooo obvious for all those itiots who think u should be shrivled and gray before having the privelage of driving: If all the kids currently driving to school suddenly had to ride the bus, imagine the cramped school parking lot worth of cars, full of teenagers all in the buses and how much money (that the government doesn't have) it would cost to get the needed # of extra buses and fill them each w/ gasoline, etc... another reason i think this is stupid is b/c whether you are 25 or 16 when you begin driving, you still have the same level of inexperience.... Come on!

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Re: Re: should a kid that is 16 years old drive? by Kid on 2003-05-16 22:42:55  |  Reply to this
  But think, if the buii were used then maybe the government could use buii from less popular routes on the 'big, school runs' and once they'd reaped enough of a profit...and then think of the harm there wouldn't be done to the environment.

And, yes, 16 y/olds and 25 y/olds have the same driving inexperience, but one of the two has far superior life experience. As we discussed above, its not to say that all 16 year olds are not mature enough to drive, but if they are all given the option and even 1 person has an accident because of it, then the decision would be made incorrectly. Sorry, but its true.

But other people have accidents...so they do. If there was a way of preventing them, the world would be a better place.

Re: Re: should a kid that is 16 years old drive? by Ringo* on 2003-05-17 07:37:55  |  Reply to this
  Nah im not one of those idiots who think you should be old and grey before you can drive.

All im saying is i think to what i did when i was 17 and don't like what i did. You can't say that doing twice the speed limit in built areas is a good idea, but to a 17 year old kid it seems perfectly normal, i should know, i did it. Im only 22 now, but i don't do things like that now, i've grown up.

If i were 25 now and started learning, sure i'd be just as inexperienced as a 17 year old at driving but i sure as hell wouldn't be doing twice the speed limit!!!

Re: Re: Re: should a kid that is 16 years old drive? by Ringo* on 2003-05-17 07:41:33  |  Reply to this
  Oh i suppose i should add that i did speed just because i could, had a semi-powerful car, especially straight after passing my test, so as any body would, wanted to see just what the car could do. I guess i found out, shame i didn't do it on a track instead of on the open roads.

I could have killed myself, my friends and anyone who had the misfortune to on the road at the same time as well. Ah well, we live and learn.