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(Delaware Online)   Woman who let her nine year old son drive to school: 'It's cool, he has four years of driving experience'   (delawareonline.com ) divider line
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2011-11-17 10:36:30 PM  
Sounds like he did a good job.
 
2011-11-17 11:03:15 PM  
To be fair, it doesn't look like she would fit into a 1990 Toyota Corolla.
 
2011-11-17 11:04:45 PM  
I predict people will spend most of the time talking about her appearance.
 
2011-11-17 11:05:09 PM  
Sometimes I think there's a boiler room operation that makes this stuff up to take our minds off of things.
 
2011-11-17 11:06:09 PM  
...what...what happened to her?
 
2011-11-17 11:10:16 PM  
Woman is so scary looking, a freight train would take a dirt road to avoid running her over
 
2011-11-17 11:11:30 PM  

freewill: ...what...what happened to her?


She just looks... black-ish
 
2011-11-17 11:12:52 PM  
My girlfriend teaches at this school, totally par for the course for this part of Dover. Go Delaware!
 
2011-11-17 11:35:48 PM  
Who cares?

Maybe I'm giving the ugly b**ch too much credit, but I'd like to think if he was farking it up she'd have stopped him and taken over.

He wasn't pulled over for reckless driving or speeding or anything like that, so who gives a shiat. I wish my parents had been that cool.

/ also happy my parents weren't that fat
 
2011-11-17 11:38:44 PM  

Coelacanth: Sometimes I think there's a boiler room operation that makes this stuff up to take our minds off of things.


there is but on a grander scale
 
2011-11-17 11:52:42 PM  
He couldn't do any worse than the yahoos I see driving every day.


/when using a on ramp ya either speed up and merge in front of me or slow down and merge behind me, you don't match speeds and then honk your horn and expect me to magically disappear ya knucklehead, if there was room to my left i wouldn't be in the slow lane.
 
2011-11-17 11:56:46 PM  
Too many possibilities here, you'll just have to fill in the first part yourself....

i979.photobucket.com
 
2011-11-18 12:10:49 AM  
silly woman; you never do something like that where the school busybodies can see you.

You take the kidlet to a church parking lot and let him make circles. Sloow circles. Or you take him to some relatives in the country who will let him drive on their property. You don't put him on the damn ROAD.

/started teaching my son to drive at 11. He's always been mad about cars, and now, at 16, is pretty much an excellent driver, and knows how to take care of the car as well.
 
2011-11-18 12:21:13 AM  
When I was a kid my dad use to let me sit in his lap and stir the car while he pushed on the breaks. Granted the mother didn't do that, but having children drive underage isn't that uncommon, and not wrong if the parent actually pays attention and isn't making them drive because they are drunk.
 
2011-11-18 12:26:55 AM  

Submitted First With a Better Headline: I predict people will spend most of the time talking about her appearance.


She doesn't appear too bright from the article or from the picture.

demonfaerie: When I was a kid my dad use to let me sit in his lap and stir the car while he pushed on the breaks. Granted the mother didn't do that, but having children drive underage isn't that uncommon, and not wrong if the parent actually pays attention and isn't making them drive because they are drunk.


This is a little younger than most. 5 years old? Jesus Christ, at least wait until they reach a size where they wouldn't be killed by an airbag.
 
2011-11-18 12:33:47 AM  

Pribar: He couldn't do any worse than the yahoos I see driving every day.


/when using a on ramp ya either speed up and merge in front of me or slow down and merge behind me, you don't match speeds and then honk your horn and expect me to magically disappear ya knucklehead, if there was room to my left i wouldn't be in the slow lane.


If that's a common aggravation, you're not as good a driver as you think you are. You really should be leaving the right lane clear near exits if it's busy, and I really doubt that traffic is so packed that he can find a spot in front or behind you, but you can't fine one at all in the left lane.

And it's for your safety too. There have been a couple of times where I have been in the right lane when somebody was coming on, and they didn't even bother looking to see if there was a car there. Swerved into an open left lane for one (not a lot of traffic at all, if the dope had just merged normally I wouldn't have even been close, hence me in the right lane), and had to hit the brakes fairly hard for the other. That one probably managed to back the interstate up for a good bit...

But that's twice. Rare idiots. If that's a common thing for you, you need to examine what you're doing.
 
2011-11-18 12:35:26 AM  

Ringo48: He wasn't pulled over for reckless driving or speeding or anything like that, so who gives a shiat


I do
 
2011-11-18 01:21:01 AM  
Except...consider the circumstances:
1. HE CAUSE NO ACCIDENTS
2. it was a quarter of a F*CKING mile...
3. he should be awarded
4. neither one of them should be penalized, they should be let off with a warning it's highly irresponsible, 2nd time is serious $$$ you dont have, we send your kid to child services you end up a prostitute in vegas with a collection of STDs, you die before 35.*

/if she's over 35 she'll die before 1 calendar year
 
2011-11-18 02:03:57 AM  
to be fair guys if a kid is driving on a farm like at age six just operating the farking lawn mower pulling a trailer and you gradully move that kid to more pricy equipment like a trackter pulling swather or bailer and you have the kid back it up daily you end up with one hell of a driver at age 9

my brother passed the driving part of the test at age 12 failed the book part though
 
2011-11-18 02:27:25 AM  
This woman's picture screams "IQ 60".
 
2011-11-18 02:40:21 AM  
Put a mustache on her and she looks like Cleveland.
 
2011-11-18 02:43:44 AM  

bikerbob: This woman's picture screams "IQ 60".


This woman's picture makes me thing the camera screamed.
 
2011-11-18 02:47:08 AM  

bikerbob: This woman's picture screams "IQ 60".


I'm thinking at least 80, probably 85 downhill with a good wind in her jigger sail. Meanwhile, this kid has more years of driving experience than most "endorsed" teens, and probably fewer mental distractions. We should definitely teach kids how to drive before the hormones and drug use (typically) starts, not during.
 
2011-11-18 02:51:42 AM  
Stump said the child drove about a quarter of a mile on the same street to the school.
How about just walking to school?
Or is that silly European talking.
 
2011-11-18 02:59:44 AM  
When I was a kid, we lived quite a ways outside of town and it was quite a hike up a long dirt road to the main highway to catch the school bus so I'd take one of the cars and drive it to the highway and leave it there all day, then drive it back when I got back home from school (as well as along all the other dirt roads along the way). I was 10 when I started driving (small town in Texas), no one gave a shiat, learned to drive really well that way. By the time I was 13, had my own gas card and took the car out on the main roads as well, we all did, Hell, I even had my own guns (a 410 gage shotgun and a 22 rifle). Today people are just so farking protective of their kids (myself included), amazing they grow up at all.
 
2011-11-18 03:08:41 AM  
cptjeff
My semi is 65 foot long so yes the left lane is not a option for me most of the time, when I see traffic coming up a on ramp if I safely can I will merge over but that is not possible most of the time so I will slow to open a space in front of me for them to take but lately people have seemingly decided that the best thing to do is to settle in by my passenger side fuel tank and wait for Scotty to beam me out of the way.

/my truck is governed at 65 MPH so being in the left hand lane for any length of time is a dick move.
//and another thing, that series of flashing lights down one side of my truck is called a turn signal, it doesn't mean that I want you to speed up and pass me on that side.
 
2011-11-18 05:39:44 AM  
I am always amazed that someone with an IQ of 85 happens as often as someone with an IQ of 115. For some illogical reason (vain hope maybe) I always think that 115 would be more common than 85.

Pribar: that series of flashing lights down one side of my truck is called a turn signal, it doesn't mean that I want you to speed up and pass me on that side.


It means you would like to in the near future and you are INDICATING this to other drivers, hence why they are indicators. You are right in saying they do not indicate your desire for cars to drive fast on that side. It does not give you right of way either though, you still have to wait for a gap that might not appear.
 
2011-11-18 05:44:10 AM  

Pribar: /my truck is governed at 65 MPH so being in the left hand lane for any length of time is a dick move.


Thank you for driving a truck and realising this though.

Here in the UK they are limited to 56 MPH and it is a common sight to see 2 trucks forming a rolling roadblock for miles as one goes faster uphill and the other goes faster downhill and there is no real speed difference at all. There should be a law where if you are being overtaken then you should slow down to allow the vehicle to pass safely and quickly so the flow of traffic can resume
 
2011-11-18 06:19:34 AM  
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2011-11-18 10:24:16 AM  
In farming communities, it is not unusual for kids to move vehicles around as soon as they can reach the pedals.
And the kid was driving on one street with no turns (at least that's what it sounded like) for a quarter mile (1300 feet) with mom next to him.
 
2011-11-18 10:29:59 AM  

cptjeff: This is a little younger than most. 5 years old? Jesus Christ, at least wait until they reach a size where they wouldn't be killed by an airbag.


The current recommendations for letting your kids sit without a car seat, let alone in the front, is when they are 4'9" and taller. By that logic, I would not have been allowed to sit without one until I was 15. When I got my learner's permit at 16, I was 4'10" which is what my current license says today.

/Had learn to drive my Mom's car sitting on a pillow. Now have cars with height-adjustable seats.
//I sound short
 
2011-11-18 11:55:46 AM  

Pribar: cptjeff
My semi is 65 foot long so yes the left lane is not a option for me most of the time, when I see traffic coming up a on ramp if I safely can I will merge over but that is not possible most of the time so I will slow to open a space in front of me for them to take but lately people have seemingly decided that the best thing to do is to settle in by my passenger side fuel tank and wait for Scotty to beam me out of the way.

/my truck is governed at 65 MPH so being in the left hand lane for any length of time is a dick move.
//and another thing, that series of flashing lights down one side of my truck is called a turn signal, it doesn't mean that I want you to speed up and pass me on that side.


Ah, you're a trucker. I was presuming you were just another car, that certainly explains a lot. There's going to be a different set of expectations there, to be sure.

I typically give truckers whatever room they need. Law of gross tonnage and all that.
 
2011-11-18 12:04:33 PM  
I wouldn't really recommend this in town at that age because of traffic but I started teaching my kids to drive when my Daughter was 8 and my Son was 6. We lived out on a ranch and yes it's very common for country kids to start driving younger than most kids.

I had a number of people jump all over me when this was mentioned, I was told how irresponsible I was being as a parent and all sorts of crap. I informed them that there were many times that one or both of the kids were out with us on the ranch and that if something were to happen to my husband or myself while we were away from the house that it was logical that they were able to drive us back to the house or drive back on their own to get us help in the case of an accident.

Most people seemed to 'get' that yes, it did make sense, and they stopped yapping about it. It was also a response to the fact that my mother NEVER taught or allowed me to drive. I was married and pregnant with my second child before I got my drivers license. It took 4 years for my confidence to be good enough to take my drivers test. (Thanks Mom) I sure as hell wasn't going to hamstring my kids like that.

And my kids were taught to drive a standard first so they can now drive anything they come across. They can back up to and hitch up a trailer and pull it loaded or unloaded, they were taught to check and fix basic functions, i.e. tire pressure, fluid levels, belts, battery cables, etc. After starting her first year of Drivers Ed in Junior High (in a 'town' school) my daughter was the only kid in the class that knew how to change a tire! 24 kids, mostly boys and none of them even knew how to properly set the jack!

Teaching your kids to drive and maintain an automobile is just one of the countless things you do as a parent, if you're doing it right. No different than teaching them how to cook or helping them with homework...
 
2011-11-18 12:08:14 PM  
Came for Trailer Park Boys reference, leaving disappointed...
 
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