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Old 11-13-2010, 07:35 AM   #1
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Oldest son has a permit!

ok Guys and girls its time. my 16 year old is now smart. He passed his drivers test and has a permit, he'll be 17 in Jan and purposely waited until now to take it so he'll be 18 and NOT have to do the stupid drivers improvement classes, because he'll be 18 before the permit runs out

I guess he thinks I'll be easier to deal with than a professional teacher
Not too smart after all huh?

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Old 11-13-2010, 07:37 AM   #2
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Ahhhhh, yes, the thrill of our spawn learning to drive.... This is part of where grey hair and wrinkles come from....

Good luck to both of you!

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Old 11-13-2010, 07:41 AM   #3
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At least if he drives your jeep, you want have to worry about him keeping it between the ditches because he can go through them!
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:50 AM   #4
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Both my kids are retarded. They both waited until they were 18 to get their licenses and had their mother cart their rotten butts around town. I guess that means my wife is retarded too.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:25 AM   #5
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Ahhhhh, yes, the thrill of our spawn learning to drive.... This is part of where grey hair and wrinkles come from....

Good luck to both of you!
I thought it was from growing old? thanks for the info. Now I know why I poped 500 more greys so far today.

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At least if he drives your jeep, you want have to worry about him keeping it between the ditches because he can go through them!

Over the curb too, in 2H btw.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:48 AM   #6
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lol, my daughter waited until she was 18, I taught her to drive in my Suburban and F350 crew cab. Day she got her permit, she took off and got a copy of my Jeep Key. Haven't taught her to drive a manual yet and not sure I am going to....lol
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:55 AM   #7
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I WAS gonna teach him in the old pickup I have, it has a 5 on the tree and a floor lever to engage the transfer case, and right next to that is the lever for the gears in the transfer case, but it needs an engine overhaul
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:02 AM   #8
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Teach them fun things. My son is 15 so I have him doing this. lol Click the pic it's a Video
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:25 AM   #9
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I feel your pain. My youngest gets hers next month. When I taught my oldest daughter to drive there was a lot of screaming and crying. Sometimes it was even her.
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Both my kids are retarded. They both waited until they were 18 to get their licenses and had their mother cart their rotten butts around town. I guess that means my wife is retarded too.
"retarded" is being a little offensive.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:04 PM   #11
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Hang in there Wolfen. One of the many lessons I learned when my dad taught me to drive wasn't by design. I figured this out when I tried to teach my ex GF son to drive. When you are behind the wheel as an instructor, the kids really pay attention to how you drive. My dad wasn't a lead foot until he was on the freeway. As a result, I'm the same way. Suffice to say, my former stepson is mild mannered around town but a speed demon on the highway. They may not act like it, sometimes, but they somehow do listen and absorb info.
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Hang in there Wolfen. One of the many lessons I learned when my dad taught me to drive wasn't by design. I figured this out when I tried to teach my ex GF son to drive. When you are behind the wheel as an instructor, the kids really pay attention to how you drive. My dad wasn't a lead foot until he was on the freeway. As a result, I'm the same way. Suffice to say, my former stepson is mild mannered around town but a speed demon on the highway. They may not act like it, sometimes, but they somehow do listen and absorb info.

I'm glad it works like that, hope it does, for both of mine too, if they end up driving like me they will be hated by speeders on city streets, cause I'm the one doing the posted speed limit
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:19 PM   #13
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My 20 year old has had more car incidents in his first 4 years of driving than I have in 40+ years of driving. He drove his '02 Grand Cherokee into a center divider and tore the front suspension up, drove over a big rock and cracked the rear axe housing, backed into the wife's Lexus front bumper (just damaged the license plate), dented his rear tail gate, dented the Toyota above the side window (horse playing with buddies), then he let his uninsured girlfriend drive his Grand Cherokee and she cut the turn into our driveway too sharp and dented my Toyota's rear bumper and scraped the driver's side of his Grand Cherokee. Probably more but that's all I can think of.

Be ready, teenage drivers are just whole lot of expensive fun for their parents.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:47 PM   #14
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Im turning 18 soon and i haven't got into any accidents, got a speeding ticket and i hit a deer a couple days ago. But that's it.
Not all teenagers are bad drivers but idk driving was in my blood.
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:39 PM   #15
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Yeah...some people just suck at driving. The only time I've ever been in an accident with another vehicle was when I was parked and standing next to my truck and a girl lost control on ice in the parking lot and slammed into the side of it (narrowly missing ME) - $900 in damage which the girl's insurance covered.

Aside from that...all other accidents involved me doing stupid things and misjudging what I was doing. Slammed a sign post across the road after losing control of a "controlled slide" and panicking...$1200 worth of damage to the bed of my truck plus $100 for the sign in the school parking lot.

Friend backed into my truck while we were at work... gave me $100 for a new front bumper (just dinged it with the hitch on our work truck) even though I told him not to worry about it.

Bent the everliving crap out of my rear bumper when I decided to take a shortcut through a ditch and around a construction zone we were cutting through which wasn't normally COMPLETELY blocked...until that night. Turns out the ditch was a huge drop off and the back of my truck bottomed out HARD on the top of the ditch. I got creative with that one...loosened the bolts and raised one side waaaaay up while lowering the other side. You could barely tell it was ever damaged when I got done with it. lol

Hit a deer lightly one night...just hard enough to put a small ding in my fender which I never bothered to fix. Anywho... aside from speeding tickets, most of my accidents were from screwing around in open areas and while they show I've had some stupid moments, they also show I must be a decent driver since not once have I ever been in an accident with another vehicle during general driving.

Edit: Most of that stuff happened when I was 16-17...except bending my bumper in the ditch which was at 18. I'm 24 now and haven't had anything like that happen since then. *knock on wood*
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:01 PM   #16
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i now have all the gray hairs and wrinkles from 3 boys. now all we have is a golden retriever and i won't let him have a drivers license.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:22 PM   #17
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I waited 'til i was 19 before i got my license. Before then i rode my bike wherever i wanted to go. Even then my Parents had to push me 'cause i felt i didn't need a car to get where i wanted to go.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:08 PM   #18
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I got my license when I was 16 and my Commercial drivers license when I was 20. Thank fully I've only been in one fender-bender, and I have one writen warning from the fender-bender and one excessive speed ticket, which was less than the reckless driving the officer could have given me for doing doughnuts in a parking lot.

I've taken road trips from CT to tennesse, north carolina, missouri, texas. I just love driving. Let them have a long leash, but be ready to yank it when the need arrises. and make them get a job and pay for their gas and insurance... it certainly made me think twice about my driving...
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:18 PM   #19
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Darn, I see A LOT of kids waiting till they're 18 to get their license! craziness!!! I got my permit in my 15th birthday, my Jeep 6 months after that, learned to drive the manual transmission both on the street and off-road, and got my license on my 16th birthday! I couldn't stand getting carted around everywhere! and couldn't stand sitting in my driveway staring at the Jeep that was virtually unmoving for 5 months!

Well, 6 months on (and off) the road and no tickets, no accidents. I equate it to the fact that the Jeep is too slow, and the little sports cars running around here are too afraid to get close to the monster in fear it'll run em over or that big front rock crawler bumper will destroy their back window!

I looooooove my Jeep, and my FREEDOM!!!
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:29 PM   #20
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i also got my permit on my 16th birthday (6 months ago) and bought my yj before i got my permit with my own money. all of my friends havent even gotten their permits yet. idk about them but i couldnt wait.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:30 PM   #21
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Congratulations? I have about 9 years till I have to deal with my oldest getting her permit lol

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