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Long Islanders moving to Triangle area North Carolina, schools over crowded, poor public school districts, beware moving from Long Island to Cary North Carolina

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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I quoted this from an old post but I was wondering - is this true? I have a son who will turn 16 soon. He's a sophomore and hasn't taken driver's ed yet. Will he be forced to? I'm trying to stall on this whole driving thing since I don't want him out on the roads anytime soon.
The poster you quoted is confused. There is no mandatory licensing in NC the way described. The confusion may come from the fact that NC requires a driver's education certificate for anyone under 18 before they'll license them.

So you can pace your son as you see fit.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Selden New York
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theirs other parts of NC your posting about 1 area.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:56 AM
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The poster you quoted is confused. There is no mandatory licensing in NC the way described. The confusion may come from the fact that NC requires a driver's education certificate for anyone under 18 before they'll license them.

So you can pace your son as you see fit.
That's a relief. Thank you! I think 16 is way too young to be driving!
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Really?

In Pennsylvania kids get their permits at 15, yes 15. And then you can take your test as soon as you turn 16. Hate to say it but there are way more better drivers back there then here.


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That's a relief. Thank you! I think 16 is way too young to be driving!
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:59 PM
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Really?

In Pennsylvania kids get their permits at 15, yes 15. And then you can take your test as soon as you turn 16. Hate to say it but there are way more better drivers back there then here.
Yes, really. I'm not looking to start a debate over what age group makes better drivers. Obviously there can be sucky drivers at any age. I still think someone should - at the very least - be a HS graduate before they get their license. There's no way anyone can convince me that's it's a good, or even an okay, idea for 15 and 16 year olds to be driving.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Then how do they get to their part time jobs?
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:25 PM
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Then how do they get to their part time jobs?
Usually 15 and 16 year olds have parents capable of driving them. They also usually have legs of their own and are able to walk to their local pizzeria, supermarket, or wherever else they're working. With the problem of obesity in this country, everyone should walk more anyway. They shouldn't be working too many hours a week at that age anyway. Their main priority at that age should be their schoolwork.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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You can get your learner's permit in NC at age 15. The question GPC was asking referred to a poster who said it's MANDATORY for a 16 year old to get a license in NC, which is an absolutely ridiculous statement - how could any state FORCE a person to have a driver's license?!

Personally I think people are better drivers when they learn to drive young. I know a few people who grew up in NYC and didn't start driving in their teens and they are terrible drivers (*cough* my dad *cough*). But just because someone has a permit doesn't mean they have to rush into getting a license.

Also, in NC you cannot even take a driver's test until you provide proof that the child is listed on your insurance policy. It's pretty easy to skirt that in NY - most people wil avoid adding their kids till they have an accident and then it's "oh, yeah, little Johhny JUST got his license, meant to tell you"....
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:08 PM
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But just because someone has a permit doesn't mean they have to rush into getting a license.
I'm okay with this - I don't mind my son getting his permit and learning how to drive. I just don't want him getting his license and driving alone anytime soon. I want him to at least be out of HS before that happens.

I was 19 when I got my driver's license. Looking back, I was a pretty sensible teen but even so, I wouldn't have been ready to drive alone at 15 or 16.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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I'm okay with this - I don't mind my son getting his permit and learning how to drive. I just don't want him getting his license and driving alone anytime soon. I want him to at least be out of HS before that happens.

I was 19 when I got my driver's license. Looking back, I was a pretty sensible teen but even so, I wouldn't have been ready to drive alone at 15 or 16.
Shoot we drive at 5!!
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