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Re: Why the general teen should not get a sports car...
There is nothing that beats experience. Driving a car in a proficient and proper way takes many things but certainly one of the most important is experience in the form of training and practice.
I was literally blessed decades ago as a 16 year old that had just gotten his drivers license and a car. I was driving down one of the streets in the housing tract I lived in at the time. The streets were line with cars parked on the curbs and were just barely wide enough for two cars. I was speeding down the street. I was being reckless driving at that speed in those conditions. But...I didn't know I was being reckless or that I was "speeding." I was literally clueless. I was totally unknowingly out of control.
A dog darted out from the front yard it was playing on with its family in directly into my path. I could not stop and hit it. The dog's leg was broken and he was badly shaken up as was the family and I was too! I was profusely and from the heart sincerely sorry and regretful for what had happen. I naturally offered to pay for the dogs bills.
He got treatment and healed completely. I even went back a couple of times weeks later to check on him, (I love animals) and again express my regret.
A day after the accident I was really reflecting upon the accident. The circumstances of the accident clearly drove home to me that I was driving to fast and couldn't stop and my speed probably caused the accident. I also realized that the dog could have been killed. AND I fully independently realized that it could have just as easily been a kid as a dog that darted out and the circumstances could have been fatal.
I never again to this day have ever speeded in a residential neighborhood or area.
I was lucky. Very lucky. I got a second chance.
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