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2011/103: Oops!

Billboard, seen in Minneapolis last summer.

12 responses

  1. LOL…clever ad for an autobody repair shop. I used to deliver supplies to these shops before I got a job in my profession.

    13. April, 2011 at 05:54

  2. Becky Sue

    Ha ha! Let’s hope we don’t have that experience with our children.

    13. April, 2011 at 07:32

    • I agree!! I especially worry about my boys, they drive like maniacs! Cameron wrecked several of his cars and one accident (was the other driver’s fault) was so bad, I was surprised – and relieved! – that he walked away with just a few bruises.
      I have it in writing from Melissa that she doesn’t want a car when she’s 16 🙂

      13. April, 2011 at 07:41

  3. doreen3boys

    lol, that’s great! why doesn’t mel want a car?

    13. April, 2011 at 07:55

    • I don’t remember why, she was 5 or 6 when she wrote that note and said she didn’t want to learn to drive… which WILL be held against her when she says otherwise! 😉
      Honestly, I think 16-year-olds have no business driving a car, because most of them are too immature and just care about showing off to their friends. Traffic rules don’t apply to them. I see that every single day when I pick Melissa up from school. Not that a lot of the parents are any better!! It just really pisses me off when I see them speeding through the school zone when the 20mph speed limit is in effect, barely stop at the stop signs, or make an illegal left turn because they’re too damn lazy to turn right and find a place to turn around legally. The students who drive themselves to school don’t even look before they pull out of the parking space, let alone stop at the end of the aisle before they turn! I can’t even tell you how many times one of those snotty little teenagers almost hit my car in that parking lot!
      I like how Germany does it. Driving age is 18, and you have to go to driving school (which is NOT cheap!). You have to take a certain amount of classroom hours and pass a written test before they even let you in a car. It’s strictly one-one-one with a driving instructor and you have to have a certain amount of driving hours with the instructor before you can take the written test. There are also driving couses where you can go (with a licensed driver) and practice. You can’t drive on public roads without a licence (they don’t have learner’s permits).
      Of course this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any idiot drivers, but it takes a lot more to pass the test than it does here.

      13. April, 2011 at 08:35

  4. LOL… Now that’s my kind of billboard… Can’t beat injecting a spot of humour in to advertising…

    13. April, 2011 at 13:45

  5. Ay-yi-yi! We will be sending Meghan to driving school this summer ($600!). Perhaps you aren’t aware, but getting licensed has gotten a bit tougher (at least here in MA) maybe since your boys were licensed. Driving school is mandatory to get a license before the age of 18; you have to wait until 18 if you don’t go to driving school – 30 hours of classroom time, plus I’ve forgotten how many hours of driving time with the instructor, plus 40 hours driving time with parent; a written test is required for the learner’s permit. I’m NOT looking forward to the cost of insurance once she is licensed – YIKES!

    13. April, 2011 at 16:03

    • Wow, that’s really great that MA is doing that! Sure, it’s expensive, but I think it’s worth it. Maybe going to a real driving school will make some of these kids more responsible drivers. I don’t think all the states are doing this, but I really think they should.

      13. April, 2011 at 17:45

  6. lol! Very clever.

    14. April, 2011 at 09:50

  7. Finally an ‘incident’ I’m not responsible for.
    At all.
    In any way whatsoever.
    *shifting eyes from side to side* 🙂

    14. April, 2011 at 17:00

  8. This ad is both funny – thought provoking – and rather scary!

    14. April, 2011 at 17:48

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