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(Boston.com)   Not news: Grandma lets granddaughter test drive her car. Fark: 10-year old granddaughter hits three cars in a McDonald's parking lot   (boston.com ) divider line
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2012-05-22 09:19:01 AM  
In a row?
 
2012-05-22 11:53:15 AM  
Grandfather used to let me drive all the time. Never had this problem.
 
2012-05-22 11:54:02 AM  
Weird. The misses and I were just having a talk about this the other day of when we would really start teaching our oldest son to drive. I remember being behind the wheel at about 10 or 11. She said she was probably 12.

But the thing is, we both learned on country roads away from town. Where there's no one else around and no cars to hit.

Makes a big difference, I think.
 
2012-05-22 11:54:31 AM  
women drivers, amirite?
 
2012-05-22 12:04:33 PM  
The grandmother initially told police that the accidents occurred when she mistook the gas pedal for the brake. But when police told her they had a video of the episode and witness accounts saying that her granddaughter was in the front seat, initiallty she denied it, police said, and then said the child was on her lap. Ultimately, police said, she conceded that she had allowed her granddaughter to sit in the driver's seat as a treat.

Joan Joseph, 74, from South Boston, was cited for allowing an unlicensed person to operate her motor vehicle.


No charges for lying to police?
 
ows
2012-05-22 12:05:10 PM  

Dude O Matic 5000: Grandfather used to let me drive all the time. Never had this problem.


yeah but you're a DUDE......appently.
 
ows
2012-05-22 12:06:27 PM  
apparently, i can't spell
 
2012-05-22 12:10:15 PM  
So, she hit 5 fewer cars then Grandma would have.
 
2012-05-22 12:13:03 PM  
I'm crashin it
 
2012-05-22 12:22:39 PM  
That's tree fewer cars than grandma would have hit.
 
2012-05-22 12:26:48 PM  
NOT the way to country kitchen buffet.
 
2012-05-22 12:31:20 PM  
You can't do it in a parking lot! You gotta do it going at 45 miles an hour on a rural highway like my grandpa did with me and only with the steering wheel.
 
2012-05-22 12:38:26 PM  
How many fathers can give their nine year old daughter a car?
 
2012-05-22 01:27:33 PM  
I bet no one in the family would let this kid practice driving something a little smaller first. Like maybe a riding mower. No, put her in a friggin car, and take her somewhere extremely distracting like a McDonald's.
 
2012-05-22 02:15:06 PM  

arcas: The grandmother initially told police that the accidents occurred when she mistook the gas pedal for the brake. But when police told her they had a video of the episode and witness accounts saying that her granddaughter was in the front seat, initiallty she denied it, police said, and then said the child was on her lap. Ultimately, police said, she conceded that she had allowed her granddaughter to sit in the driver's seat as a treat.

Joan Joseph, 74, from South Boston, was cited for allowing an unlicensed person to operate her motor vehicle.

No charges for lying to police?


Is it illegal to lie to the police?
 
2012-05-22 02:25:37 PM  
There's a beach in Northern Ireland. It's about six miles long and even on a beautiful summer day there may be twenty people on it. The distance between the sea and the edge of the beach is also huge, or the distance between the really wet sand and the dry sand, which is the bit you can drive on, is huge.

I learned to drive there when I was ten or so.

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Last time I was there a few years ago.
 
2012-05-22 02:58:10 PM  

Flint Ironstag: There's a beach in Northern Ireland. It's about six miles long and even on a beautiful summer day there may be twenty people on it.


Too bloody hard to get to the damn beach with that unfamiliar sunshine hammering your hungover skull. fer christ sakes, it must be at least 14-15 celsius out there. A man can broil t'death under such hellish conditions.

/g'me a beer, then a coffee
 
2012-05-22 03:00:14 PM  
at least she didn't shoot her 8 times

/dnrtfa

//is that rain?
///yes, yes, it is, you vacuous twat
 
2012-05-22 03:10:03 PM  

danno_to_infinity: Flint Ironstag: There's a beach in Northern Ireland. It's about six miles long and even on a beautiful summer day there may be twenty people on it.

Too bloody hard to get to the damn beach with that unfamiliar sunshine hammering your hungover skull. fer christ sakes, it must be at least 14-15 celsius out there. A man can broil t'death under such hellish conditions.

/g'me a beer, then a coffee


There's a writer called Mil Millington who tells the story of he and his girlfriend going on holiday and driving onto that beach. Six miles of beach and there was one other car on the whole beach, and his girlfriend crashes into it.
 
2012-05-22 04:46:10 PM  
My parents started letting me drive the car up the driveway when I was 15. I dunno why so late. I just never asked and they never offered.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-05-22 06:00:07 PM  
She might have a defense to the charges because the parking lot is not a public street and no license is required to drive there. I would have charged accessory before the fact to reckless driving, which does apply in a parking lot open to the public.
 
2012-05-22 10:43:35 PM  

Jument: My parents started letting me drive the car up the driveway when I was 15. I dunno why so late. I just never asked and they never offered.


I'd been graduating to better and better bicycles for years, which served fine for work and school, so I never needed to drive until I got a technician job at 19. Actually, that's not quite right, a couple of times when I was a kid I farked around with the parking brake and made the car roll down the hill at the grocery store... was not fun running out and pushing it back up when you're a scrawny 6th grader, then holding it until she gets back out.

ZAZ: She might have a defense to the charges because the parking lot is not a public street and no license is required to drive there. I would have charged accessory before the fact to reckless driving, which does apply in a parking lot open to the public.


Her insurance will probably rule that because an unlicensed, unpermitted person was driving, she'll be 100% liable for all damages. Sucks to be her and her family when the bills come in.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-05-23 09:06:23 AM  
foxyshadis

I think her insurance covers the damage. Certainly up to $5,000. State law, not insurer goodwill, controls here.

Under Massachusetts law the first $5,000 of property damage coverage, the mandatory part, is considered to be for the benefit of society. It protects other drivers from you. It pays out even if you intentionally hit another vehicle.
 
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