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    Going to the DMV today

    The boy is taking his driving test. He turned 16 in April, but he wanted to drive under supervision for awhile longer. He didn't think he was ready.

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    Best of luck to him....and the rest of the people on the road.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Invest in his future, buy him driving lessons, that way he'll learn the proper way and not pick up too many of your bad habits.

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    Tell them you'll take care of the picture for the license.

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    Get a motorcycle for him. Then he'll discover what defensive driving is all about. And he'll learn to watch for, and respect, two-wheeled vehicles.

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    Good luck to him & you!!!!
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Sufferin suckatash!

    Chris,do you know the current rate to insure a teenage boy for car insurance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Sufferin suckatash!

    Chris,do you know the current rate to insure a teenage boy for car insurance?
    I'm afraid I do.

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    Smart kid. I assume he's been taking driver's ed in school too? Hope it's not too crowded, up here they can be a nightmare. I'm going tomorrow because I lost my notice to renew my registration, not looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    Smart kid. I assume he's been taking driver's ed in school too? Hope it's not too crowded, up here they can be a nightmare. I'm going tomorrow because I lost my notice to renew my registration, not looking forward to it.
    Yeah, he took drivers ed. I'm leaving work early so we can get in there before the after work rush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    I'm afraid I do.
    Don't even tell me, I have two boys who within the span of 1 1/2 years will both be turning 16.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Man, times have changed. When I was a kid, I started driving and parking trailers when I was 12...on actual city roads; none of this "I drove a tractor when I was 9!" stuff.

    Took my permit test on my 15th b-day and passed 100%. Took my driving test on my 16th b-day and passed the first time with 100%.

    These days, my students don't get their license until they are 19, 20 years old, and most of them may have touched a steering wheel when they were 15 or 16, but they had only actually driven a total of less than a handful of times between 15-19.

    Not that there is anything wrong with this: I mean, how lovely would it be if people just decided to not really drive that much at all, use transit and bicycles, and just rented cars when needed instead of owning their own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Don't even tell me, I have two boys who within the span of 1 1/2 years will both be turning 16.
    Guess the only hobby you can afford in the future will be a fun game of Amish horseshoes on the weekends.

    A "new order"Amish 2 door buggy with a slump bag nag should only be @200 a year for liability for the whole family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    Smart kid. I assume he's been taking driver's ed in school too? Hope it's not too crowded, up here they can be a nightmare. I'm going tomorrow because I lost my notice to renew my registration, not looking forward to it.
    You know the number tag you get at the bakery counter?
    Just multiply that wait by a thousand only to be helped by someone who is grammar impaired.
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    What conceal piece are you going to have him carry while he is driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    What conceal piece are you going to have him carry while he is driving?

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    Is he going to Ohio?
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    This is a really good idea: http://streetsurvival.org/
    If you're a BMW car club member, I think many of the chapters do a similar program for about $30 (sometimes called a "car control clinic"). If that's not an option, try the library for Secrets of Solo Racing by Henry Watts. It's a short, easy to read book (also cheap) that will explain the concepts of traction, understeer, oversteer, and how to deal with both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Is he going to Ohio?
    That's an odd question. Are you trying to be mean to Couchie's roots here? Was it the spreadsheet comment the other day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    That's an odd question. Are you trying to be mean to Couchie's roots here? Was it the spreadsheet comment the other day?

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    Just having a little fun with mi amigo.
    As for the spreadsheet comment.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Just having a little fun with mi amigo.
    As for the spreadsheet comment.....
    I stand by my statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    That's an odd question. Are you trying to be mean to Couchie's roots here? Was it the spreadsheet comment the other day?

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    Thank you for putting this Buckeye slanderer in his place.
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    Well he passed his test.

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    Congrats. Time to teach him the finer points of powersliding.
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