"It was a cold wintry day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse-—as was the insulation. The floors weren’t even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, “You’ve brought us to this slanted little house to die." Keep reading our story....
Oh gosh!! My youngest turns 15 in November. He is chomping at the bit to get his learner’s permit so he can drive.
On June 7, 2006 at 10:16 am
Can you get your learner’s permit at 15 already? We’ve always had to wait at least until we’re 16 here. Then for a year after you have your real “provisional ” license in Ontario, you can only drive during the daylight hours and can’t use any of the big highways unless your with a licensed adult. A year after that, if you’ve had no demerit points of any kind, you can get your permanent license–well, permanent unless you do something really dumb like d.u.i. or having an accident.
There were so many accidents for a while in which teenagers drove packed cars late at night and had fatal accidents that extra qualifications were thrown into the mix. It seems to have helped, though there was a fatal accident right in front of my former boss’s house when a girl and her girlfriend were trying to beat the curfew and lost control of the car, seriously damaging his daughter’s car and veering across the road into a tree. One of the girls ended up dead.
On June 9, 2006 at 8:05 pm