Teenagers on the Road

As our 17th birthday approaches, my fellow juniors and myself will take the road test, providing us with a provisional license.  A provisional license allows you to drive unsupervised under restrictions for a year. The restrictions these young adults must follow are: a 11 o’clock curfew and the allowance of only one additional passenger. Besides this, the provisional license is similar to a basic driver’s license. The ability to drive on your own allows much independence and the ability to get around freely. Personally, my parents often give me problems about getting rides to places. With a license, you are able to drive yourself without the issue of not having a ride or bothering your parents for one.  Having a car also requires a lot of responsibilty. Millions of accidents occur daily and when you become part of the driving community, you put yourself in risk. If you drive carefully and abide by traffic regulations, you will be preventing many possible horrid incidents.  Although we have experience from having our permit, when you are independently on the road, you will be able to see major differences. Being on your own means having no one to help you or guide you along the way. It will be your total responsibilty to keep yourself and those you put in the car as safe as possible. It’s scary to think this way because you would never want anything to happen on a trip you thought would be “fun”. You can never know what will happen but you can’t let that hold you back. When you get your provisional license, make sure to put yourself on the road and gain experience because you will need this for the rest of your life. Anyone taking the road test soon goodluck and if you have any tips for the test, please let me know! 🙂

~ by Across the Universe on February 6, 2011.

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