I saw on the news last night that only 33% of 16-year-olds are getting their license at 16. It said this was down from 44% in 1988. Well, somewhere between 1988 and now I'm pretty sure (maybe say about 10 years ago) that number must have been 99.9% because I only knew two people in my class that did not get their license the DAY they turned 16.
Can you imagine?!
2 years before I turned 15 I started planning to get my permit, which was just a must so I could finally DRIVE!
I'd even carry my parent's car keys around when we went to the grocery store, you know, so all those hot grocery boys would think I could drive. I was so cool.
Well, 15 was the slowest year of my life because all I wanted to do was drive. The DAY I turned 16 I think I woke my parents up at 4am like it was Christmas morning, telling them we had to hurry and get in line at the DMV. We drove all the way up there only to read a sign on the door that said, "Closed for Confederate Memorial Day."
Do you think I'm kidding?
Confederate Memorial Day definitely shuts down the banks and state offices here in Alabama.
This year it is April 26. My birthday is April 27, so somehow it fell on my birthday or the first business day after my birthday 10 years ago.
Talk about disappointment.
So my question to you is, did you wait to get your license? and why? or were you in line camping out the night before like the rest of us?
The reason the news gave last night that only 33% of 16-year-olds were getting it?