Originally Posted by lefty
Wait, you're out of school and have a job? Yet you express yourself like an 12-year-old monosyllabic moron?
As for driving reckless, I took me a few years but having my license revoked for 3 months and some very large fines, I've slowed down considerably. Main thing to me is responsibility, I dont mind (too much) about putting myself in danger, I like the adrenaline. However, speeding on public roads, even when there's only one other car around, inherently puts others in danger. Killing myself would be tragic (although some would think it a blessing
) , hurting or killing another would however be criminal..
That said, I remember from some time ago a chap from my high school turning 18 and getting an m3 from his father. The principal of our school, a wise man, said to him that his father must have really hated him when he and the guy were talking about that car. (keep in mind that this was about as elite a school as it gets here). 18 months later I read in the paper that an accident with a fast car killed three youngsters (burnt to death) and made the fourth a vegetable, near that town. Called in, and yes it was my former classmate. Great way to get rid of your kid, not so great that he took others with him.
Yes, you can give your kids fast cars, but only if they have learned responsibility for their actions. At 18 or 20, very few have..
They way JV has manifested himself to date makes me think that he has yet to learn this.