Changing the driving age.....??

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Should the driving age change?

No change
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56%
17 yrs old
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18 yrs old
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Total votes: 16

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Post by Can't Never Tried » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:03 pm

elliott70 wrote:
DMom wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote:
Govs93 wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote: I just let my kids know it was their privilege to lose....and most I think take it quite seriously at first...the phone thing is what bothers me.
Also 2 seater cars are the way to go...it's sounds bad, like they are getting a sports car, but if they can't get a bunch of kids in to show off to, they just act normal! well sort of! :roll:
Yeah - I've threatened to buy him a $500 wood paneled station wagon, rip out the the back seats (plural... gonna make sure it's extra long & ugly), and weld a rusted old refrigerator in their place and make him drive that to Wayzata High School.... see how much he wants to drive then.
There's a perfect little truck up by the schwans rink if you come in the back way on 99th..... looks kinda like this but smaller and white... I keep telling my kid I'm gonna buy it as in upgrade for him

Anyone else seen it? :lol:

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My Dad bought me a state patrol reject station wagon. Brown, with black primer over the shields on the doors,( and everywhere else). It was sooooo ugly, thank god I had a boyfriend to drive me around 8) . It was better than the giant orange DOT suburban he got for my older sister. They were "great deals". Think they still have those auctions :wink:
I 'knew' a girl that drove one like that.
How old are you?
Cradle robber :roll: :lol:

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Post by DMom » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:06 pm

elliott70 wrote:
DMom wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote:
Govs93 wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote: I just let my kids know it was their privilege to lose....and most I think take it quite seriously at first...the phone thing is what bothers me.
Also 2 seater cars are the way to go...it's sounds bad, like they are getting a sports car, but if they can't get a bunch of kids in to show off to, they just act normal! well sort of! :roll:
Yeah - I've threatened to buy him a $500 wood paneled station wagon, rip out the the back seats (plural... gonna make sure it's extra long & ugly), and weld a rusted old refrigerator in their place and make him drive that to Wayzata High School.... see how much he wants to drive then.
There's a perfect little truck up by the schwans rink if you come in the back way on 99th..... looks kinda like this but smaller and white... I keep telling my kid I'm gonna buy it as in upgrade for him

Anyone else seen it? :lol:

Image
My Dad bought me a state patrol reject station wagon. Brown, with black primer over the shields on the doors,( and everywhere else). It was sooooo ugly, thank god I had a boyfriend to drive me around 8) . It was better than the giant orange DOT suburban he got for my older sister. They were "great deals". Think they still have those auctions :wink:
I 'knew' a girl that drove one like that.
How old are you?
What is with this obsession over my age!!!! :evil:

And, Elliott, I didn't "know" boys when I was in high school.

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Post by Govs93 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:07 pm

DMom wrote:My Dad bought me a state patrol reject station wagon. Brown, with black primer over the shields on the doors,( and everywhere else)...

giant orange DOT suburban he got for my older sister. They were "great deals".
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Post by DMom » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:07 pm

DMom wrote:
elliott70 wrote:
DMom wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote:
Govs93 wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote: I just let my kids know it was their privilege to lose....and most I think take it quite seriously at first...the phone thing is what bothers me.
Also 2 seater cars are the way to go...it's sounds bad, like they are getting a sports car, but if they can't get a bunch of kids in to show off to, they just act normal! well sort of! :roll:
Yeah - I've threatened to buy him a $500 wood paneled station wagon, rip out the the back seats (plural... gonna make sure it's extra long & ugly), and weld a rusted old refrigerator in their place and make him drive that to Wayzata High School.... see how much he wants to drive then.
There's a perfect little truck up by the schwans rink if you come in the back way on 99th..... looks kinda like this but smaller and white... I keep telling my kid I'm gonna buy it as in upgrade for him

Anyone else seen it? :lol:

Image
My Dad bought me a state patrol reject station wagon. Brown, with black primer over the shields on the doors,( and everywhere else). It was sooooo ugly, thank god I had a boyfriend to drive me around 8) . It was better than the giant orange DOT suburban he got for my older sister. They were "great deals". Think they still have those auctions :wink:
I 'knew' a girl that drove one like that.
How old are you?
What is with this obsession over my age!!!! :evil:

And, Elliott, I didn't "know" boys when I was in high school.
..and than I got married.Image

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Post by Can't Never Tried » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:08 pm

DMom wrote:
elliott70 wrote:
DMom wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote:
Govs93 wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote: I just let my kids know it was their privilege to lose....and most I think take it quite seriously at first...the phone thing is what bothers me.
Also 2 seater cars are the way to go...it's sounds bad, like they are getting a sports car, but if they can't get a bunch of kids in to show off to, they just act normal! well sort of! :roll:
Yeah - I've threatened to buy him a $500 wood paneled station wagon, rip out the the back seats (plural... gonna make sure it's extra long & ugly), and weld a rusted old refrigerator in their place and make him drive that to Wayzata High School.... see how much he wants to drive then.
There's a perfect little truck up by the schwans rink if you come in the back way on 99th..... looks kinda like this but smaller and white... I keep telling my kid I'm gonna buy it as in upgrade for him

Anyone else seen it? :lol:

Image
My Dad bought me a state patrol reject station wagon. Brown, with black primer over the shields on the doors,( and everywhere else). It was sooooo ugly, thank god I had a boyfriend to drive me around 8) . It was better than the giant orange DOT suburban he got for my older sister. They were "great deals". Think they still have those auctions :wink:
I 'knew' a girl that drove one like that.
How old are you?
What is with this obsession over my age!!!! :evil:

And, Elliott, I didn't "know" boys when I was in high school.
That's what we're wondering :?

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Post by DMom » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:13 pm

Anyone else seen it? :lol: yes wondered if it got better gas mileage than the diesel (although we're at 3.94$ Yippee).

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My Dad bought me a state patrol reject station wagon. Brown, with black primer over the shields on the doors,( and everywhere else). It was sooooo ugly, thank god I had a boyfriend to drive me around 8) . It was better than the giant orange DOT suburban he got for my older sister. They were "great deals". Think they still have those auctions :wink:[/quote]

I 'knew' a girl that drove one like that.
How old are you?[/quote]

What is with this obsession over my age!!!! :evil:

And, Elliott, I didn't "know" boys when I was in high school.[/quote]

That's what we're wondering :?[/quote]

I already said I was the same age as the "hottie".

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Post by Govs93 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:16 pm

DMom wrote:
I already said I was the same age as the "hottie".
72 ZZZ?!?!


Oh... you said age. :(

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Post by DMom » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:37 pm

Govs93 wrote:
DMom wrote:
I already said I was the same age as the "hottie".
72 ZZZ?!?!


Oh... you said age. :(
:lol: :lol: sorry, Govs, I am confusing my threads here. No, I meant the "hottie" VP candidate.

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Post by Govs93 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:45 pm

DMom wrote:
Govs93 wrote:
DMom wrote:
I already said I was the same age as the "hottie".
72 ZZZ?!?!


Oh... you said age. :(
:lol: :lol: sorry, Govs, I am confusing my threads here. No, I meant the "hottie" VP candidate.
Oh... that's a whole other kettle of fish...

Although, it may give Neut something else to try and Photoshop.

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Post by Can't Never Tried » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:52 pm

Govs93 wrote:
DMom wrote:
I already said I was the same age as the "hottie".

72 ZZZ?!?!



Oh... you said age. :(
That would be utterly ridiculous :roll:

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Post by BIAFP » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:33 pm

Age 18 to get a license and 80 to lose it would be ideal.

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Post by packerboy » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:44 pm

BIAFP wrote:Age 18 to get a license and 80 to lose it would be ideal.
Not for me. Id be driving my kids and my dad all over the place. :wink:

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Post by DMom » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:57 pm

Can't Never Tried wrote:
Govs93 wrote:
DMom wrote:
I already said I was the same age as the "hottie".

72 ZZZ?!?!



Oh... you said age. :(
That would be utterly ridiculous :roll:

good one

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Post by Can't Never Tried » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:00 pm

packerboy wrote:
BIAFP wrote:Age 18 to get a license and 80 to lose it would be ideal.
Not for me. Id be driving my kids and my dad all over the place. :wink:
Well we can be sure elliott is not in favor of that :wink:

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Post by BIAFP » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:05 pm

Can't Never Tried wrote:
packerboy wrote:
BIAFP wrote:Age 18 to get a license and 80 to lose it would be ideal.
Not for me. Id be driving my kids and my dad all over the place. :wink:
Well we can be sure elliott is not in favor of that :wink:

I am sick of trying to pass 85 year olds with the wrap around vision correction glasses going 35 mph on a 55 mph two lane highway. I am also tired of being passed at 65 mph in a 30 mph zone by 16 year old females in white grand ams, on cell phones in town.

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Post by Can't Never Tried » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:07 pm

BIAFP wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote:
packerboy wrote:
BIAFP wrote:Age 18 to get a license and 80 to lose it would be ideal.
Not for me. Id be driving my kids and my dad all over the place. :wink:
Well we can be sure elliott is not in favor of that :wink:

I am sick of trying to pass 85 year olds with the wrap around vision correction glasses going 35 mph on a 55 mph two lane highway. I am also tired of being passed at 65 mph in a 30 mph zone by 16 year old females in white grand ams, on cell phones in town.
Bus driver huh?

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Post by BIAFP » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:09 pm

Can't Never Tried wrote:
BIAFP wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote:
packerboy wrote:
BIAFP wrote:Age 18 to get a license and 80 to lose it would be ideal.
Not for me. Id be driving my kids and my dad all over the place. :wink:
Well we can be sure elliott is not in favor of that :wink:

I am sick of trying to pass 85 year olds with the wrap around vision correction glasses going 35 mph on a 55 mph two lane highway. I am also tired of being passed at 65 mph in a 30 mph zone by 16 year old females in white grand ams, on cell phones in town.
Bus driver huh?

Something wrong with that? :roll:

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Post by Govs93 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:38 pm

BIAFP wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote:
packerboy wrote:
BIAFP wrote:Age 18 to get a license and 80 to lose it would be ideal.
Not for me. Id be driving my kids and my dad all over the place. :wink:
Well we can be sure elliott is not in favor of that :wink:

I am sick of trying to pass 85 year olds with the wrap around vision correction glasses going 35 mph on a 55 mph two lane highway. I am also tired of being passed at 65 mph in a 30 mph zone by 16 year old females in white grand ams, on cell phones in town.
:lol: Bedazzled phone I'm guessing? It's probably CNT who's blowing past you.
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Good call on the white Grand Am too... the number of teenage Paris Hilton wannabes driving those things is astounding. It's weird. Why that car?

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Post by Neutron 14 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:17 pm

Govs93 wrote:Although, it may give Neut something else to try and Photoshop.
Govs is the whizonater with photoshop and tinypic, although you might crash the server with the ZZZ's.

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Post by eugene » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:39 pm

OGEE OGELTHORPE wrote:Now that I have 2 teenage daughters thinking about driving...........
I would say 20 years old is about right. :lol:
thats the dumbest thing iv ever heard! that is false they will be driving by the age of 15 so just let them do what they want! :P

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Post by DMom » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:43 pm

eugene wrote:
OGEE OGELTHORPE wrote:Now that I have 2 teenage daughters thinking about driving...........
I would say 20 years old is about right. :lol:
thats the dumbest thing iv ever heard! that is false they will be driving by the age of 15 so just let them do what they want! :P
lock'em up OGEE :lol:

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Post by Lily Braden » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:29 pm

Govs93 wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote: I just let my kids know it was their privilege to lose....and most I think take it quite seriously at first...the phone thing is what bothers me.
Also 2 seater cars are the way to go...it's sounds bad, like they are getting a sports car, but if they can't get a bunch of kids in to show off to, they just act normal! well sort of! :roll:
Yeah - I've threatened to buy him a $500 wood paneled station wagon, rip out the the back seats (plural... gonna make sure it's extra long & ugly), and weld a rusted old refrigerator in their place and make him drive that to Wayzata High School.... see how much he wants to drive then.
HA...I already told my kids that we would get them one of those "Smart Cars" that look like a clown car and go about 60, floored. They'll get great gas mileage, but will be too embarassed to drive.

Also, I want the age of consent for sex to be raised to "after their mother is dead". Can we work on that one, too?

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Post by tomASS » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:32 pm

I'm ok with keeping it the same, but let's do something like they do in Switzerland - make them have a magnetic sign that designates them as a "new" or "rookie driver". Until the age of 18.

to enhance that idea, also put the "how's my driving?" question on the sign with the parents phone number.

What good is being a parent if you can't embarrass your kids as often or as long as possible? :lol:
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Post by east hockey » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:42 pm

tomASS wrote:I'm ok with keeping it the same, but let's do something like they do in Switzerland - make them have a magnetic sign that designates them as a "new" or "rookie driver". Until the age of 18.

to enhance that idea, also put the "how's my driving?" question on the sign with the parents phone number.

What good is being a parent if you can't embarrass your kids as often or as long as possible? :lol:
Sorta like Whiskey Plates? :)

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Post by tomASS » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:49 pm

Lily Braden wrote:
Govs93 wrote:
Can't Never Tried wrote: I just let my kids know it was their privilege to lose....and most I think take it quite seriously at first...the phone thing is what bothers me.
Also 2 seater cars are the way to go...it's sounds bad, like they are getting a sports car, but if they can't get a bunch of kids in to show off to, they just act normal! well sort of! :roll:
Yeah - I've threatened to buy him a $500 wood paneled station wagon, rip out the the back seats (plural... gonna make sure it's extra long & ugly), and weld a rusted old refrigerator in their place and make him drive that to Wayzata High School.... see how much he wants to drive then.
HA...I already told my kids that we would get them one of those "Smart Cars" that look like a clown car and go about 60, floored. They'll get great gas mileage, but will be too embarassed to drive.

Also, I want the age of consent for sex to be raised to "after their mother is dead". Can we work on that one, too?
See now were on the same page - My dad owned a gas station after starting off with a 68 Ford Torino Coupe, and then moving up to the big block of a 72 Plymouth Fury Sports Coup (BIG BACK SEAT!)
my dad did the "smart car" thing of the 70's and I ended up driving this.....

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Hey, but it had the 3 speed with the denim interior package
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