xrichx saidBack in high school, a couple of my friends would sneak out their parents cars late at night.
I couldn't begin to count the number of weekend nights I drove stoned out of my gourd when I was in high school. Everybody smoked pot in my high school (students, that is); this was in the late 60s and early 70s.
Irvine (Orange County) to Knotts Berry Farms is a 21 mile drive, one way. With traffic, a little more than 1/2 hour on the 5 freeway mostly. 1) the 16 year old HAD NO LICENSE OR PERMIT 2) maybe this BMW was older and was his first car but he was not supposed to drive it, period, at least have a adult, over 21, or who is a legal guardian in the car with a valid drivers license. I assume the parents paid for registration and insurance 3) if the 16 year old wanted to take his car and friends for a joy ride, they should have stuck to their immediate neighborhood and its local streets, not jump on a freeway. I am truly sorry for their losses, maybe next time the parents will keep tabs on their teenagers whereabouts. Driving is a privilege, not a right
In the 70's 80's, as long as we lived under our parents roof, this was the rule, until the age of 18