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Elder Son of LarryD got slapped with his first ‘moving violation infraction’ ticket the other week. He rushed through a late yellow light in the center of town, and got nabbed. The police officer, however, only wrote him up for impeding traffic – which means -0- points. Which means -0- increase on insurance, so we dodged a bullet there. Still means -100%- busted.
He let me know via text. It kinda went like this:
Elder: got pulled ovr 2day
Me: Where? What happened?
Elder: in village. i went thru ylw lite. cop said it was red
Me: You okay?
Elder: only wrote me 4 impeding traffic. no pts
Me: That was nice of him.
Elder: how mad
At which point I had to laugh. Well-played, son, well-played.
Michigan has graduated licenses for new drivers, with restrictions at ages 16 and 17, and full privileges at age 18. Because of his ticket, his 1st tier restriction, which would be lifted when he turns 17, is now extended another 12 months from the time of the ticket.
And he has to reimburse me for the ticket.
As you can tell, I’m not hep on all the texting contractions and substitutions, and I use those quaint writing techniques known as punctuation, spelling and capitalization. Most of the time, at least. Like when I’m not driving…
Now, for you parents who have yet to experience the thrill and excitement of a teenage driver, I think the following video provides a fairly close representation of how it feels sitting in the passenger seat:
Something big and dramatic occurs next week. It’s when my
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