April 19, 2006Quick question - In general, Is driving taken as seriously with today's teenagers, verses those of 10, 20, or 30 years ago?
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April 19, 2006I don't think so........
Part of the problem with today's youth, is they had everything handed to them, in-which I know I'm part to blame with my son. They really don't know what hard works all about......yet. They expect everything for nothing. The cars are much safer giving you a false sense of security. Way to many distraction, stereos, GPS, DVD, CD, Cell Phones and there's 50 times more traffic now days. Sterling does pretty good, but is distracted easily. He won't be driving any of my cars by himself for quite a while.
He going to have to get a job and buy his own car and the insurance.
Doesn't seem as big a deal to him as it did when I was getting my license.
Now days they have all their fun on the internet, xbox, 200 channels of cable TV, everything right at home. Back in my day, home was the last place you wanted to be, nothing to do. The car gave you the freedom to go have fun somewhere & meet people.
It's a different world now days.
April 21, 2006I agree Sam, getting my license was a very big deal. Had to have them to be able to go somewhere and do something, because all that was at home was work.
April 21, 2006I would agree as well.
I just remember how badly I wanted my license when I was approaching 16. It was very serious for me and I had to earn it. Take drivers ed (and pay for it), buy my first car and insure it.
I think that I had more respect for driving when I had more of a role in it.
April 24, 2006Parents did that with me. We mainly just had to fill out a sheet of when I drove, how many miles, and how many hours.
June 2, 2006Wow Sam,
I am totally dreading this with my son. But we have already told him that he has to show us that he is mature enough to get his license at 16. If not, then we won't let him get it.
Now, when I got my license way back when, I actually took Driver's Ed, in summer school, through my high school. Had to pass the written test, the driving portion of the class, then take the actual driving test with the local State Trooper. I did get out of having to parallel park since someone stole the poles the night before.