Alright, so, I know that this sounds odd or hypocritical coming from a teenage driver, but.... FUCK TEENAGE DRIVERS.
On Thursday, I was on my way to pick up my little brother and step-sister from school, and witnessed for myself exactly why everyone hates us. I was in our truck, rig is down right now, and going down a dirt road at a reasonable speed for the conditions, eg at or below the speed limit. This road leads straight to the back of the High School, so a lot of the students take it to and from school every day. It's really windy, with steep hills and blind corners, with about an 11 inch drop of for the shoulder. On one of the final corners before reaching the campus, one of the students comes flying around the corner at ludicrous speed in her Chevy HHR, slides over to my side of the road almost taking me out and putting me into the ditch. I'd say I'm a reasonably good driver, (I know, all teenagers say that
) and I was able to recover my own now-out-of-control truck. As this unfolds, through me rear-view mirror, I watch her swerve and over correct her steering multiple times, and run off the road, through a barbed wire fence, and slamming into the ditch less than half a foot from a telephone pole. I immediately turn my truck around to go make sure the driver was alright, and as I get there, some complete imbecilic sophomore steps out of the car. I ask her if she's alright, and she tries to play everything off like nothing happened. No concern for her now trashed HHR, no concern for the fact that she could have rolled, smashed into the telephone poll, or rolled /INTO/ the telephone poll. Then she proceeds to get back into her car, back it back onto the road, and drive off, again, as if nothing happened.
Seriously? I'd be freaking out if that happened to me. My mother would skin my ass! Wreckless driving and several hundred dollars worth of damages? I'd be lucky if I had a bicycle to get around on after that!
Now I understand why everyone hates teenage drivers.
PEOPLE LIKE THAT GIVE US ALL BAD NAMES.
I know I'm only 17 myself, but come on, people. I just don't understand the mental complex that belongs to the majority of my generation.
I'd like to conclude my rant for apologizing to the rest of the world for those of my generation who shouldn't even be allowed behind the wheel of a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe.