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Old 05-12-2020, 12:15 PM
 
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Georgia teens skip driving test — and safety experts worry

https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regi...65ELuWd0a8pMN/
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Old 05-12-2020, 02:25 PM
 
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If you can safely navigate from the HOV lane to the North Avenue exit then you can drive anywhere.
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Old 05-12-2020, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Any other states doing this?
a generation of teens thinking you don't have to work for anything to gain something.
Idiot Kemp.
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Old 05-12-2020, 03:14 PM
 
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Any other states doing this?
a generation of teens thinking you don't have to work for anything to gain something.
Idiot Kemp.
Wisconsin is at least one other.

And it's not "don't have to work for anything". They still need to pass the other requirements, AND their parent needs to sign off. It's highly likely the parents will be footing the insurance bill so it's in their interest to ensure their child is ready.
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Old 05-12-2020, 04:38 PM
 
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Well obviously, the parents of at least 20K kids (a whopping 2/3rds of the individuals in GA who qualify for this) are merely rubber stamps.

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Old 05-12-2020, 04:51 PM
 
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Well obviously, the parents of at least 20K kids (a whopping 2/3 of the individuals in GA who qualify for this) are merely rubber stamps.
How can it be obvious? Is that the attitude you take with your children?
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Old 05-12-2020, 05:07 PM
 
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It's a Class D license, right? Which means a curfew, and no buddies as passengers. As a parent, I would make my sons wait, but as another driver on the road, I'm not terribly concerned.
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Old 05-12-2020, 05:07 PM
 
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How can it be obvious? Is that the attitude you take with your children?
I don't have kids and don't plan on having kids.

To your first sentence, I said what I said. Some folks insisted that the parents would keep their children from doing this for any number of reasons, and yet that's clearly not happening.

Now, the rest of us responsible folks will be forced to suffer with higher insurance rates and a higher risk to our safety while sharing the roads with these 20K people who may not need to be behind a wheel
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:03 PM
 
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Wisconsin is at least one other.

And it's not "don't have to work for anything". They still need to pass the other requirements, AND their parent needs to sign off. It's highly likely the parents will be footing the insurance bill so it's in their interest to ensure their child is ready.

UPDATE: Georgia teens must pass driving test after all

https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regi...=snd-autopilot
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:32 PM
 
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UPDATE: Georgia teens must pass driving test after all

https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regi...=snd-autopilot
Excellent. Kemp should never have waived it in the first place.
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