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bobafrett
10-02-2006, 11:28 PM
My son hit that age I have long dreaded (like since he turned 2). He is 15, and just finished the classroom portion of Drivers Education. Now here in Illinois, parents have to take there kids out for 50 hours of behind the wheel. I'm a nervous wreck, and I sense my hair is getting grayer by the minute. We went out and did our first hour of "behind the wheel" training, and I lived through it with my stomach in my throat. 49 hours left. :(

Slicker
10-03-2006, 03:57 AM
You'll be fine Frett. I remember when I had to do that carp and I got through it fine like. Just have faith in him and don't show you're nervous or else he'll start getting nervous.

That doesn't mean you can't use your imaginary brake though.;)

Darth Instigator
10-03-2006, 12:21 PM
nice, good luck, I started teaching mine at 2 while sitting on my lap. so when I get there mine don't fall out, as it is already pretty gray

2-1B
10-03-2006, 06:24 PM
THAT doesn't sound illegal at all. :D

InsaneJediGirl
10-03-2006, 09:13 PM
The same thing had to be done when my dad taught me,so many hours and such.I would say the best thing to do is drive your son to a subdivison(preferably one still in development) and let him practice there. Seemed to help me alot with the basics.

Darth Jax
10-03-2006, 10:30 PM
nice, good luck, I started teaching mine at 2 while sitting on my lap. so when I get there mine don't fall out, as it is already pretty gray

wasn't that the excuse the britster was using having her tot on her lap rather than in his car seat?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
10-05-2006, 06:40 PM
I had to do this last year. The first few times were terrible but of course I got much better; your kid will too, unless he really sucks. :D

bobafrett
10-05-2006, 09:35 PM
This morning he drove to school. He did fairly well, but we took side streets there. I felt a little more comforatable today then I did the first two times I took him out.

*phew*

Lord Malakite
10-06-2006, 03:04 PM
I had to do this last year. The first few times were terrible but of course I got much better; your kid will too, unless he really sucks. :D

That must be a crack at my expense.:D

I remember my first trip out. I went into a ditch, nearly took out two stop signs and some walking civilians, couldn't keep the blasted car from swerving in between lanes while going straight, oversteered and understeered into on coming traffic, and I sort of almost hit a *cough* house *cough*...specifically my own house...while trying to park. Seems like only yesterday...just being April 2006 since that fateful day.:whip:

Perhaps you can teach me bobafrett. :thumbsup: No one living with me is all that enthusiastic with completing my training and those temps expire in just a few months.:sleeping:

bobafrett
10-07-2006, 01:29 PM
Oh dear, you sound worse than my son. I have to take him out again this afternoon, and we will be going along side streets.

No Thanks Lord Malakite, one student and one Master!

pegger
10-13-2006, 05:35 PM
Your son is 15!!! You're old!!!

bobafrett
10-15-2006, 04:26 PM
Your son is 15!!! You're old!!!

Yes, and he doesn't let me not know that. :(


BTW, I haven't taken him out driving for a while now, as my schedule hasn't allowed enough time, plus he is grounded for getting caught smoking a cigarette, and now we have to go to court and pay a fine. I was going to make him pay it out of the money he had from his mom setting up an account for him, with the child support money that gets taken out of my check. I come to find that not only has she not been putting in money regularly, but he dwindled down the $400 that she put in there down to $20, so now it looks like I will have to pay for the fine. :upset:

2-1B
10-15-2006, 06:01 PM
Make him pay you back for it, Frett ! Every dime of it.

When I was a kid my mom and dad were very generous in helping me out with gas and insurance, much more so than other kids I knew and I really appreciate that they did that for me...but when I got my first speeding ticket at age 16 :nerv: they weren't helping me out with that one - I had to scrape up enough from my minimum wage part time job to pay that badboy off ! lol

Tycho
10-16-2006, 06:25 AM
My Godfather taught me how to drive.

A deal went south and there was machine gun fire everywhere. Zino and Dino went down, but I helped Big Daddy nail several of the Columbians.

Then the SWAT Team moved in on us. I was closer to the driver's side of the limo and it was bullet-proof. Daddy told me to take her.

I was only 14, but I had to learn on the fly as I'd just shot two cops and we could hear a chopper coming in overhead.

I drove through several patrol cars on our way out of the port and the armor held. I didn't really bother using my signals to indicate I was changing lanes, I was too busy shooting and still trying to keep one eye on the road.

But I held her steady long enough for Daddy to get a good shot at that chopper though the sunroof using the handheld rocket launcher.

Well, we made it out of LA with nearly 20 kilos, all the money we were promised, and the car pretty much intact (though our family driver was killed).

Since then, it's been easy for me to drive with a cell phone or a call-girl in my other hand, maybe a gun now and then, or while I'm counting my casino chips. But my Godfather said I did alright. I got my license on time at my new school near our witness protection program.

See - you have nothing to worry about Frett. Just get someone to shoot at him, and your son could drive 50 hours if necessary to help his old man find a safe port!