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Old 11-14-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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I was driving at 14. No training, no lessons I just knew I could do it after watching countless others drive all my life. Within minutes of stealing my Mothers Camry I was fine...I then graduated to stealing my Fathers Caddy. 221 inches of pure American luxury.
The truth comes out.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:37 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Edsel Ford was "a gift from his father"?
Who knew?
This provides us with a new theory regarding human reproduction!


Love this!
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Miami Metro
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Honestly, I think a lot of 8 year olds are more qualified than the 80 year olds
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Only if you live somewhere such that there is absolutely zero chance of other vehicles or pedestrians. That is, a closed course.

You'd also need a car modified so an 8-year-old could see over the dash and reach the pedals. And preferably unable to go over 20 mph either, since that's the only way to limit the damage/injury done if the kid runs into a tree.


Or, I could give the short answer: No!
Depends on their hieght, I was about 5'7 at eight years old, plenty tall to had been able to drive our 95 Voyager.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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I don't think it has anything to do with what cars, and enviroment was, I'd say it was more of kids back then, especially working class kids were more mature than kids of today, with less distractions, no tv and whatnot. Radio, books, and toys was what they had, and probably not a lot o liesure time.The closest thing to that would be farm kids. I'd say any twelve year old kid who works on a farm all day would be more competent than one who lives in the city, and doesn't do much of anything but hang at the mall, and glue themselves to the internet, and tv, in driving a car.
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Old 11-16-2014, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Staten Island
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The truth comes out.
It wasn't much of a secret. In fact it was the worst kept secret ever.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:18 PM
 
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Only if you live somewhere such that there is absolutely zero chance of other vehicles or pedestrians. That is, a closed course.

You'd also need a car modified so an 8-year-old could see over the dash and reach the pedals. And preferably unable to go over 20 mph either, since that's the only way to limit the damage/injury done if the kid runs into a tree.


Or, I could give the short answer: No!
Dash?

Pedals?

Over 20 MPH?

They said 1901



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