How old are you people ?

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Hehe, for our high school senior year class trip we went to Canada and all the parents needed to sign forms stating that they realized their kids who'd already turned 18 could do things they otherwise couldn't do in the US. Fun times...
I am, for the record, nineteen years old plus a few odd days and months.
 

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I'm probably one of the youngest here - 16.
 
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lol the economic potential thing..seriously. i know more ppl who toke up than who smoke cigarettes. and its worth more than tabacco by far.
 
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Jezzzus ! I'm to old to be here with you kids. I'm 38
 

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but hey, you guys get to drive about a 8-12 months b4 us. at 16 we can get our training license, and then if we do driving school we can get our full license (well we have graduated licensing. so the first one is your G1, second is G2, then final is G) in 8 months, if not you have to wait till your 17. then another year before the G. The G1 and G2 expire after a certain amount of time, but the G is for life i think...i dunno for sure. G1 you can't drive without someone who's had their license for 4 years in the front passenger seat, and can't drive on a 400 series highway without a driving instructor. G2 you can drive by yourself, but can't have more people than you have seatbelts for, and can't drive out of teh country. With G you can drive out of teh country, and for us country folk that also means you can drive people in the back of your truck lol.
Our laws vary from state to state for driving. I currently live in a state where they set 16 yr-olds loose on the roads (so did MI), and they are far too young to be responsible drivers. I grew up in NJ, and there, you could get a learning permit at 16 that sounds very much like the same restrictions you have in Canada on a G1 license...you have to first pass the written test on rules of the road, must be with someone who has held a license over 3 or 4 years (can't remember anymore) and that person had to be over 25, and you couldn't drive after dark. When you turn 17, you can take the driving test to get your full license. Even when you get the full license, in the first 3 years, the penalties can be bit higher for some offenses (I think a court appearance was mandatory if you got a ticket, where someone with more experience can just mail in the fee).

As for the lower drinking age in Canada, yeah, that's an issue in MI. The college students drive to Windsor (just across the border from Detroit) to drink and then drive back. I'm sure there are a few too many drunk drivers on the road when they are driving so far to get alcohol.
 

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Moonbear said:
Our laws vary from state to state for driving. I currently live in a state where they set 16 yr-olds loose on the roads (so did MI), and they are far too young to be responsible drivers. I grew up in NJ, and there, you could get a learning permit at 16 that sounds very much like the same restrictions you have in Canada on a G1 license...you have to first pass the written test on rules of the road, must be with someone who has held a license over 3 or 4 years (can't remember anymore) and that person had to be over 25, and you couldn't drive after dark. When you turn 17, you can take the driving test to get your full license. Even when you get the full license, in the first 3 years, the penalties can be bit higher for some offenses (I think a court appearance was mandatory if you got a ticket, where someone with more experience can just mail in the fee).
Indeed. I refuse to drive for a few more years, after seeing what kind of havoc takes place on the road. I'd consider myself a responsible driver, but I don't have the need to drive, yet. Thankfully, the campus I'm on is relatively small.
 
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In PA you could get your permit when 16 then after six months of having your permit your liscence. I got my permit before my twin brother but he was more persistant about getting his liscence and then after that my mom decreed that she wasn't paying extra insurance so I couldn't get mine. Excessively annoying but I think my brother was in three minor accidents until I finally got around to getting mine, whereas I've yet to be in one. *shrug*
 

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Smoking, motor scooters and sex - 16
Driving cars - 17
Porn & booze - 18
Really fast bikes - 21
 
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48 and loveing it !
 
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It's really crazy how most kids drive in my school. Right when school ends, there's a race to the parking lot, and everyone revs their engine and drives about 40 mph in the parking lot while honking their horns...and i just wonder why?

There's pretty much an accident every day in our parking lot, and with 2000 kids to a school, you pretty much have to wait about 30 minutes until its "safe" to drive out...lol i just wait cuz i have track practice...it's not worth risking my insurance costs hitting the sky.
 

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It's really crazy how most kids drive in my school. Right when school ends, there's a race to the parking lot, and everyone revs their engine and drives about 40 mph in the parking lot while honking their horns...and i just wonder why?
Because they're crazy MI drivers! When I'd be on the interstates, it seemed there was a simple rule to what speed people drove...if they were in front of me, they drove 40 mph, and if they were behind me, they wanted to drive 90 mph. What I really couldn't understand was having the speed limit 10 or 15 mph lower for trucks than for cars, but then not requiring trucks to stay in the right lane, so instead they'd be pacing each other side by side at the lower speed limit while no car could pass. Actually, both MI and OH drivers seem to have entirely missed the concept of staying to the right if you're driving slow and moving to the left to pass.
 
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Moonbear said:
...if they were in front of me, they drove 40 mph, and if they were behind me, they wanted to drive 90 mph.
lol, believe me, it's seems like that for everyone...people tail me when i'm doing 55 on a 45, and then i get people in front of me who do 35-40 on the same road...

Moonbear said:
What I really couldn't understand was having the speed limit 10 or 15 mph lower for trucks than for cars, but then not requiring trucks to stay in the right lane, so instead they'd be pacing each other side by side at the lower speed limit while no car could pass. Actually, both MI and OH drivers seem to have entirely missed the concept of staying to the right if you're driving slow and moving to the left to pass.
my 5 mile drive to school is frustrating enough at 6:30 am :zzz: , glad i don't have to deal with the highways and all those annoying trucks!
 
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I'm 22 almost. And the PF administrator is 22 :smile:
 
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I'm 21 ......
 
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At the beginning I used to imagine the majority of members like old men with grey hair. Physicists! :wink:
But young people tend to be more productive and creative, I believe. :rolleyes:
 
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47, old enough to know better, but young enough to do it anyway. :tongue2:
 

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ramollari said:
At the beginning I used to imagine the majority of members like old men with grey hair. Physicists! :wink:
But young people tend to be more productive and creative, I believe. :rolleyes:
:tongue: Pffffthththth!*



*I stand corrected, Moonbear--I don't know how to spell it either.
 

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Danger said:
:tongue: Pffffthththth!*



*I stand corrected, Moonbear--I don't know how to spell it either.
:rofl:

See?! Not as easy as you thought! I think this is important to find the best spelling. :biggrin:

Thbbbbbpt! :tongue:
 
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bjr_jyd15 said:
It's really crazy how most kids drive in my school. Right when school ends, there's a race to the parking lot, and everyone revs their engine and drives about 40 mph in the parking lot while honking their horns...and i just wonder why?

There's pretty much an accident every day in our parking lot, and with 2000 kids to a school, you pretty much have to wait about 30 minutes until its "safe" to drive out...lol i just wait cuz i have track practice...it's not worth risking my insurance costs hitting the sky.
Agreed. Im the only one who obeys the 5 mph speed limit in the parking lot, and I have great fun looking at everyone tailgating me from behind. I also am the only one turning on my turn signal when going into a parking space.

Another good use for track practice :biggrin:. I know the feeling, its not safe to drive out of the parking lot until 20 minutes have passed.

As for my age, currently 17.5833 (margin of error +- 0.0166) per this month/beginning of next month.
 
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Danger said:
:tongue: Pffffthththth!*



*I stand corrected, Moonbear--I don't know how to spell it either.
Come on, don't consider yourself as an old person, for your age... :cool:
 

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Math Is Hard said:
There's a one per nation limit, right??
And they say there's no security issues with our borders... :rofl: In the other poll I would have to admit to 30+ and it's probably best if Danger (Austin Powers middle name?) is slowing from arthritis, etc. :tongue:

As for Moonbear and Hypatia, you both look quite young, but if you are older than you look, that would help explain your immense wisdom. :smile:
 

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Moonbear said:
:rofl:

See?! Not as easy as you thought! I think this is important to find the best spelling. :biggrin:

Thbbbbbpt! :tongue:
Not wet enough. :tongue:
 

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SOS2008 said:
it's probably best if Danger (Austin Powers middle name?) is slowing from arthritis, etc. :tongue:
Don't get feeling too comfortable just yet, SOS. There's still that JATO-powered wheelchair. :wink:
 

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Danger said:
Don't get feeling too comfortable just yet, SOS. There's still that JATO-powered wheelchair. :wink:
Who says I'm not already using one of these? Maybe I'll try it out the next time I see tribdog in the melon section...BBW = Big Bruised Watermelon alright!
 

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SOS2008 said:
Who says I'm not already using one of these?
Perhaps you are, but if you're in California (as a couple of your comments indicated), the advantage is mine. Chasing you across a beach, I'm sure that my Canadian Special ski-equipped machine will be far more efficient than your land-of-the-sun wheeled unit. :biggrin:
 

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