The first time driving without a license was when I was 15 years old. It was a Wednesday around two o’clock in the afternoon. I was walking toward my aunt’s white Toyota truck. It was during the summer of 2010 and I was helping my father at his recycling company. Everyday,
Before I got my license, life was great. I wasn’t burdened with getting up at sunrise in the gelid winter mornings to start my car so it would be warm by the time I was ready to leave. One morning before I got my license I had woken up early and was ready to go before my parents were even out of bed. While I was sitting in my room on my phone waiting for my mom she came in and threw the keys to me and told me to start the car. Walking outside was astonishingly cold that morning and it was very icy. After that I had no desire to wake up early to have to go start my car again.
My mom was fifteen when she received her permit because she took drivers training through West Noble School corporation. She was sixteen when she received her license, she went to Kendaville Bureau of Motor Vehicle. My mom said she was very nervous during the test. She missed a very easy question that asked "Is driving a right or a privilege." She remembers taking the driving part of the test in a very long motor vehicle , and not knowing if she would be able to parallel park in it. But she did pass the very first try to that was because of drivers training and her parents letting her practice on their vehicles. My dad was fifteen when he received his permit. He had never driven a vehicle before e received his permit. He was sixteen when he
To begin with, one day years ago when I was 17 years old I started working somewhere far from where I stay it was always hard to find a way to and from work it was very aggravating to me because I worked 5/6 days a week. I was always exhausted from working in the morning to late at night I would get so frustrated with work and having to wait an extra 30 minutes just to find a ride home. I would sit on the bench where it seemed liked forever. Then I started to think to myself I should really work on getting my license, so one day I was talking to my mom and asked her what do I need to do to get them or get on the right path to getting them she said something about a 4
I received my driver’s license a few weeks before I turned twenty. By that time, almost everybody I knew already had their driver’s license; in fact, most of them have been driving for years. When I tell my friends that I actually just got my license, the express shock and wonder at why it took me me so long to get it. The reason that it took so long for me to get my license is that the thought of driving makes me nervous. The night after I passed my permit test, I was filled with worries; I thought about everything that could go wrong with driving a car. What if I got into an accident? What if I accidentally break driving laws and the police gives me a ticket? What if I hit a dog? All these questions pushed my anxiety to the highest level and gave me zero confidence even before I officially started learning how to drive. I immediately pitied the people who were tasked to teach me how to drive. Those people ended up being my mother and father.
I was 10 years old when I began to drive on my own and was 16 years old when I first drove by myself. It was great and one of the best things to ever happen in my life. When I was a little child I would be sitting in my mom or dads lap holding on to the steering wheel because I couldn’t reach the gas petal. As I was getting older my dad started teaching me how to drive by myself. The first time I did it by myself I didn’t know how to make the car go forward or backwards.
Passing my permit test was a piece of cake. I read the driving manual book on the way to the BMV and knew all of the answers to the questions except one of the road signs. However, after getting my permit, no one really wanted to take the time to teach me how to drive. My mom had her license suspended at the time so she didn’t want to risk driving with me. The responsibility
I struggled so much when learning to drive, I didn’t think I would ever be able to get my license. Everytime I go out and drive something different would always go wrong. I would get too caught up in the freedom of driving and listening to the blaring music that I would forget something. When I first started I wouldn’t think it would ever be this hard because my parents make it look so easy. When I was fifteen I was learning how to drive, but I kept struggling with a couple different aspects of driving. Eventually after I kept practicing I was able to perfect the art of driving, and come closer to becoming an adult.
When you go to the Department of Motor Vehicles the line is inevitably long. As you wait for your number to be called you notice a teenager and his parent in an exchange that brings back fond memories of your own rite of passage into the legal driving world. The teenager, at sixteen, has just received his legal driver’s license and their parent has handed over the keys to the family car. As you watch the exchange do you stop to think “Should sixteen be the right age to acquire a legal license to drive?” Most people in our society drive a vehicle to get from one point to another. We never really
For my sixteenth birthday my parents rewarded me with a car, but I couldn’t drive it for a very long time because I still had my Learner’s Permit. My parents soon agreed that if I get my Driver’s License, I would be allowed to drive my car to school and wherever I wanted to go, as long as I had their permission. In the beginning of summer 2014, I finally gained the confidence, and was positive that I was ready to get my Driver’s License. I was so excited, yet nervous at the same time. I took the test, and passed it on my first try. My parents
Before I could even think about driving myself to school, I had to obtain a learner’s permit for 6 months. Most teenagers earn their learner’s permit at 15 and a half, their parents give them $365 to go to driving school for 2 weeks, and then they have their license at 16 years old. That was not the case for me. My parents were not as supportive of me nor as excited as most parents would be for their teenagers to get their driver’s license. I was unable to earn my permit until I was 16. When the long and torturous 6 months of me driving with my mother were finally over, I simply asked my parents if they could financially help me out with driving school. They never had the money for those kinds of things. That meant it was all up to me to be independent and get a job. At seventeen years old I had enough money to take to the Springfield School of Driving and place a deposit to start my classes. After I finished driving school, I was eager to schedule my driver’s exam.
Every child develops at a different rate but that’s just it, each CHILD is different. Your parents have the choice to put you behind a wheel. They also have the choice to know when you’re ready for that kind of responsibility. So let’s say that you just turn 16 and you’re excited to get your license, you’ve been
If you had told me when I turned sixteen that I couldn’t get my license until I turned eighteen, I would have thrown a fit. Now that I am older, I realize that I had no business driving an automobile at 16 years old. I was the typical teenage driver. The cool one, who had the “Detroit
The achievement of a driver’s license is a rite of passage for a large number of adolescents and young adults in the United States. Societally, the driver’s license is representative of a key to the outside world, and, in some ways, it is also thought of as being one of the first steps into adulthood. This perceived importance leads numerous fifteen and sixteen-year-olds to obtain their license as quickly as they possibly can which can be dangerous. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), drivers who are between sixteen to nineteen years old are at the greatest risk of being involved in a fatal crash, and sixteen and seventeen year olds also are at nearly twice the risk of eighteen and nineteen year olds. This has led some experts to call for a raise to the minimum driving age. While this is an understandable conclusion to come to, this is not necessarily the best course of action. There are other programs which can decrease the fatal crash rate, which can alleviate the crash concern. Otherwise, the ability to drive is, as stated above, an important step towards adulthood, and it provides maturity. Additionally, due to the lack of public transport or other safe ways to travel from place to place, the ability to drive provides younger Americans with mobility so that they can work, go to school, and also be with friends. For these reasons, the minimum driving age must stay at sixteen.
Turning sixteen-years-old is a milestone to many teenagers. In the majority of states, this is the age when adolescents become eligible for attaining a driver’s license. A growing number of people feel that the only way to truly prevent tragedy is to increase the driving age. Most teenagers and parents believe in this system, although many people feel that such action is necessary. A number of states in the United States have already increased the minimum age. These states use graduated licensing programs that put limitations on young drivers. The minimum age for attaining a driver’s license should be increased to 18-years-old due to numerous factors; these include emotional intelligence, disturbances while driving, and the underdevelopment of the brain.