There are Lines…

on the road for a reason.  You aren’t supposed to cross solid lines, and if a car is already in between a set of two lines you have to wait your turn to move.  This person missed that part of Drivers Ed.

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The person that hit me back during Christmas didn’t learn that little fact either.  People don’t have to let you in (my insurance company agreed lol).  If you hit someone, while trying to merge into a lane, it’s your fault not the fault of the person that is already in the lane.  Sometimes you have to wait your turn.  This person just pulled out of that gas station across the street (from where I was) and the Hyundai right there didn’t move (nor did he really have to).  Hence the accident.  Being in a rush will get you no where if you hit someone.

Maryland drivers are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.  Everyone drives super aggressively.  Cutting you off and forcing their way into your lane of traffic whether you like it or not.  Even if that means they hit you to do it.  I’m so over it.  I don’t blame Andre for not wanting to learn to drive here.  He is scared to death.  Yesterday he actually said, you can drive me everywhere I need to go… I don’t need a license.  😐  I said if that is the case, you better get a bus pass.

This summer the plan is for him to get his permit and take drivers ed.  I also want him to take a defensive driving class.  He needs it to drive here.  However, he keeps faltering, trying to push back the whole “get his permit” part of the equation.  The way people drive here scares him.  Hell they scare me sometimes too, I ain’t even going to lie.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost hit someone because they felt it was a good idea to cut me off then slam on their brakes.  I understand why he’s nervous.  I took drivers ed at 15, but I didn’t start driving until I was 22.  I was scared too.  So I understand.  I gave him extra time to wrap his head around it.  He’s 17 now.  It’s time.  I won’t make him get his license but he needs to at least get his permit and take drivers ed.  Maybe he will get more comfortable with the idea.

So what about you?  Did you start driving when everyone else did in High School, or were you a late bloomer?  Tell me in the comments.

Anyway, I have 2 assignments left I think I am going to start my Powerpoint and get it over with.  Am I the only one that hates Powerpoint?  I’d rather write a paper… but I am saving that for last since I haven’t decided on my topic for discussion yet.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day and don’t forget to leave a comment.

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6 thoughts on “There are Lines…

  1. I was kind of a late bloomer. I took driver’s ed when I was 15 but I didn’t get my license until I was 17. I lived in the country. I think if I had to learn to drive while I lived in the suburbs like I do now I still wouldn’t have my license. I hate driving around here, although it doesn’t sound as bad as Maryland! I can totally sympathize with your son not wanting to get his license.

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    1. When you are in the country you need a license. I didn’t mind driving in the country. City driving sucks! Everyone is always in a rush to get somewhere, putting their lives and everyone else’s in danger. As for my son, if I had my way he’d never leave the house lol… however, he is almost an adult and I need him self-sufficient. And part of that is him being able to get himself from point A to point B.

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  2. I started Drivers Ed at 14 and got my license as soon as I turned 16. I live out in the Country though, and it was even more Country back then. I can’t imagine learning to drive in Maryland. Maryland drivers suck! Even when I see them here in Michigan, they drive like maniacs!

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