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Old Yesterday, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Amazing footage going from lane to lane...a big SUV...tall kid to reach the peddles!
That'll teach a parent to take a shower with the car keys left around!
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Old Yesterday, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I live here and have driven that on that freeway. I am very, very surprised he did not wreck! A 9 year old driving on the freeway? Just another day in Las Vegas.
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Old Yesterday, 11:46 AM
 
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We had some kid local here, the story has hit the national news.. 11 years old, took his brothers car and drove from the upstate of SC to Charleston to live with some guy he met on snapchat or similar (The one that is deleted after being read)



He lost signal in Charleston which lost the GPS coordinates of where he was going and asked a cop to help.
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Old Yesterday, 01:10 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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At age 9 my mother didn't have a car, and my father had a big Chrysler station wagon so no. With so many smaller cars now, including that CUV it doesn't seem that unlikely, especially since many kids half that age have battery powered riding vehicles.
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Old Yesterday, 01:21 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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I had an even bigger obstacle to overcome at that age.... standard shift transmissions. Automatics were starting to become common in the mid 50's, but most of our farm vehicles weren't. At 9 years old I wasn't tall enough to work both the clutch and the brake on Grandma's 48 chevy. Not saying I didn't try though.
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Old Yesterday, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My mother never learned to drive, never owned a car.

In 1943, gas was scarce, my father put the car up on blocks and didn't register or drive it.
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Old Yesterday, 03:24 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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Yes, I could drive and did at 9 years old. My carseat when I was a toddler had a steering wheel on it. When I got bigger, Daddy used to sit me in his lap and let me steer. By the time we moved to the boonies, Dad let me drive on the dirt roads, which was most of them. By the time I was 15, a couple of times when neither parent was home, I stole my Dad's car, skipped school and drove around. Bad juvenile delinquent!
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Old Yesterday, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I swiped a Cadillac when I was 10. Yeah, I was a tall kid.
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Old Yesterday, 08:28 PM
 
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no.
Momma's had a clutch i could not reach.
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Old Yesterday, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Originally Posted by tamiznluv View Post
Yes, I could drive and did at 9 years old.
My carseat when I was a toddler had a steering wheel on it.

By the time I was 15, a couple of times when neither parent was home, I stole my Dad's car, skipped school and drove around. Bad juvenile delinquent!
Sounds like me: a rebel and delinquent, but did you have a beer in your hand, also?
Ah, but we have memories other goody goodies don't have!
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