I was coming back from grocery shopping this morning. I have to go in the morning because my car's registration has expired (as well as my driver's license) and 'that' is the time of day when people get pulled over less. That's my theory. The darkness also shrouds my out of date registration sticker from prying cop eyes.
I was thinking about young drivers. In America, a person as young as 16 years old, can get their driver's license. But at 16 you cannot do the following: vote, have sex with an adult, look at pornography, watch rated 'R' movies, join the military or drink alcohol. You can, however, get behind the wheel of a car, without supervision, and drive into traffic, risking the lives of other drivers, as well as, pedestrians. I can honestly say at 35 I am not emotionally stable enough to drive! 'Move faster! Quit tail-gating me!'
I understand this but what I don't get is how they come up with these numbers. At 16 I can drive a car but I can't shoot a gun or fight a war. At 18 I can shoot a gun and fight a war but I can't drink alcohol. A 15 year old can have sex with a 15 year old but a 21 year old cannot have sex with a 15 year old, because that 15 year old is not mature enough to make the decision that they should or should not have sex. Unless they make that decision with another 15 year old. What!?! Who comes up with this crap?