By Dinger1992 - 23/10/2012 13:19 - United States
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Sigh... you guys don't get it. #63 is completely right. It's the law but noone but yourself can stop you from your judgement. A teacher tells us we can cheat on a test if we wanted to. So a student cheats but gets caught so the teacher took his test and ripped it. The student said to him that we could cheat. The teacher said you could cheat 'if you wanted to'. but that doesn't mean it's right and there will be consequences for every action.
They didn't say they were a licensed driver who had learned everything there is to learn. They said they were learning to drive. I love how people jump to "well a person who had already learned this would know that so automatically you are judged by those standards" There are some obscure driving laws that aren't always put into the drivers ed book or are a mere footnote. She was trusting her teacher to not lie to her. If your teacher tells you something and you start disbelieving everything they say when you have no knowledge base of your own then you are an idiot.
"Thanks dad"? It's 100% your fault. I honestly think the ticket should be doubled and your permit should be suspended. Running stop signs are completely reckless and utterly dangerous. Even in your manual it states you must stop at ALL stop signs. Even then it's common sense that you stop at one because the other drivers might not have one. I saw a accident where a lady ran her stop sign, she was T-boned by a truck, her passenger died. Your lucky the ticket was all that happened. I hope to god that your dad thinks twice before letting you behind the wheel again. Also as old as this "the ones with the white lines are optional" thing is, you've never herd or read ANYTHING about it...EVER?
Wish more people would have the attitude of #35, tbh. Better be safe than sorry. No need to learn your lesson after the bad stuff has occured. There's a reason we make a big deal out of getting a driver's license in Denmark - as everyone should. A lot of people fail the tests, it's pretty expensive and you have to attain the age of 18 within three months before you can start taking your driver's license. Also the punishment for breaking rules is strict, but fair!
I don't understand, running stop signs is still a serious thing. You could hurt yourself and others. Someone can even lose a life. Don't underestimate this. She still could be a teenager, but teenagers still need to know something as basic as a stop sign. What if you were the one who ran it and you were responsible for a lost life? This isn't a joke, like some of you think.
I would suggest taking the bus from now on. The road is not your calling.
Did you not have to pass a test to earn your driver's permit, before getting to the actual driving part? If so, you definitely should have known better (also because it's COMMON SENSE).
Yup, especially after years of driving with your parents. You'd think OP would've figured it out by then, but I guess not. I only had to learn a few signs when I got my license and that was only because I spent most of my life in Germany and a few of the signs looked a little different. Seriously though, OP's dad is a dick and OP is kind of stupid.
In California, for me at least... If under 18, 1. DRIVERS ED 2. Earn Certificate if Completion 3. Present Certificate at DMV 4. Take 50 Question test 5. Pass test within 3 attempts. $30 for 3 Tries 6. 6 Hours Behind the Wheel Training 7. 50 Hours with Parent - 10 at night 8. Hold Permit for 6 Months 9. Schedule Test 45 days prior to Permit Date 10. Pass Test, FREEDOM!
Honestly, if you've taken drivers ed (which is required) you SHOULD have known better.
My school doesn't offer drivers Ed. I just read the manual and took the test. Been learning and practicing for three months now. I have never seen anything about driver Ed being a requirement. I know that if kids take it, the insurance company gives you a discount, sometimes.
redsoxgrl824- I'm pretty sure that only varies by state. Here in PA, it's not required but I believe schools do have to go over the driver safety guidelines once a year. That might have been my school though. I may be wrong though and a new law may have been passed but that had to have been after getting my permit and license. I know the driving hours portion has changed to include, i think, a total of 60 hours. Ten have to be at night and five in deplorable conditions. ie: snow, rain, fog, etc. Again, I may be wrong.
Driver's ED fucking sucked. My driving instructor was an asshole, and even though I have my permit now, I haven't driven because I always feel like I'm messing up or I'm going to get in an accident. I have anxiety. Not to mention he showed a video about highway accidents to our class that we couldn't opt out of, which only made my fear a lot worse. Don't do driver's ed: take lessons from a trusty adult and read the manual, and be mature enough to make responsible decisions on the road.
Yes, OP should have known better. On the other hand, OP's father should be teaching her to drive rather than sabotaging her for shits and giggles. He fails at parenting.