To Drive

Essay by PaperNerd ContributorCollege, Undergraduate October 2001

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To Drive or not to Drive For most teenagers, turning sixteen only means one thing; getting a license to drive. No more begging your mom and dad to bring you and your friends to the movies or to the mall, no more taking the bus to school, and no more riding your bike to your friend's house across town. Having your license enters one into a totally different world than before; a world that is more exciting and gives a teenager a sense of independence. What if you got your license and you could not pick up any of your friends before school, or if you and your friends all had to take separate cars to the mall, and you could not go together? Well this is what it is going to be like for teenagers getting their licenses from now on due to the new Graduated Licensing Law.

I remember the day that I got my license.

It was one of the happiest days of my life. Finally, all of those boring driving classes and the time consuming road hours with my weird driving instructor had paid off. I was free to go! Right after I got my license, my mother let me take her car, and I immediately drove to pick up my best friend. That night and for the few weeks after that, I drove everywhere with my friends because it was a new and exciting thing for me. It gave me a sense of independence that I had never had before. I was now free to drive around without either of my parents. I picked up my friends before school, and we went all over town after school. After all of my practice, it felt real good to finally drive around on my own.

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