Monday, October 18, 2010
Whose Brainstorm was Driving Permits at 14?
But, really? My kid will begin learning to drive before he even turns 15? Yep, kids in Michigan begin driver training at 14 yrs, 9mos.
I'm thinking of moving to New Jersey. Those poor kids can't get a real license until they turn 18, so who cares when they start practicing? The first time they'll be behind the wheel by themselves, they'll be on their way to register to vote. I'll bet the candidate who suggests changing that law will win in a youth-generated landslide!
Parent supervision, more practice, lots of hours, blah, blah. I understand the rationale, people. It's the practical application I'm having trouble with.
Because, see, it's my kid.
And I simply cannot fathom that he will be old enough to get into a car and drive it. I'm still getting used to him riding shotgun. Where has the time gone?
photo credit: Ray Devlin