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Worst first day of driving stories



  • bbyrnebbyrne Posts: 25 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited October 2020

    My sister had just gotten her learners permit on her 15th Bday, pulling out of the DMV in Tennessee and excited to finally be able to drive, she was at a stop sign waiting to turn left. Right in front of us a drunk driver hit a semi and it was fatal. she got out of the car and asked someone else to drive

    (edit) I was 12 at the time and didn't really understand what I saw. Its much more horrifying in hindsight.

  • DogsNotDawgsDogsNotDawgs Posts: 1,701 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Story in the local paper. Two blondes Got in a wreck with each other. Then in the parking lot of the courthouse they hit each other again. Story and picture portrayed them laughing at themselves and congenial.

  • Casanova_FlatulenceCasanova_Flatulence Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Looks like I'm not the only one take the family ride out for a spin well in advance of 15/16 years of age!

    At the age of 14 I was Bantail Pigeon hunting with my Dad in the mountains above Big Sur California. Long story short a fellow hunter invited us to a party at the base of the mountain. Wow, what a spread including two flatbed trucks cooking whole steers. They had multiple bars and my Dad took advantage of all they had to offer. He got plastered and handed me the keys and said "Drive us home". Well that's a 5 hour drive! I drove about a 150 miles or so and we pulled into a motel to crash.

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 4,697 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    That’s a memory for sure. At least your ending didn’t end up getting yanked and hit with a wide variety of things such as a phone and a broken piece of a 1x4. Tough motherly/neighbor love that day hahaha. Never saw my friend Mason run so fast

  • Casanova_FlatulenceCasanova_Flatulence Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    My Dad kind of sobered up when I hit the gas and passed an 18 wheeler doing 90 MPH on a two lane road.

  • CaliforniaDawgCaliforniaDawg Posts: 674 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Hate to vote your post up @texdawg but did it out of solidarity.

    I don't think any of us have a story that compares. I can only share a pre-16 story. My Dad and I were camping in the North Georgia mountains. It didn't go so well. Long story short, I went back at 15 to get the car. Now I had been driving tractors with 24 gears since I was 14, but I ran that automatic car into a ditch in my hurry up there in the mountains.

    We were screwed.

    Lo and behold, a recent tractor trailer pulling champion in Georgia came along, hooked up a line and pulled our car out. I picked up my Dad, told him the whole story, and we drove home.

    It reminds me of a Forrest Gump quote. "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you 're going to get inside."

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