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Posted on 12/18/2010 8:03:56 PM PST by Nachum
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Not without a state-approved license, having car insurance, and after taking tests and paying a license plate fee.
Go without those, and see how much of a “right” you have.
Travel is a right. Travel on public ways is a right.
You have a right to have sex, but in saner times and places than today you needed a license to do so. It was nonetheless still a right.
Without car insurance? So what happens if you get into an accident? Pay out of pocket?
more and more, everyday
We need to eliminate THE FERAL GOVERMINT
Maybe we could return it to “the sterile govermint!!!” (grin)
Well, that’s a whole different thing. They are your kids, and you own a car, so they assume the kids are going to drive your car.
If my daughter ever decides to get her driver’s license, I’m going to find out if it’s actually cheaper to buy her a $200 clunker that doesn’t run just to assign her as primary.... :-)
That’s what I did. It does help, but you’re still on the hook if they’re living at home.
I use Geico, and they do have a “phase out” program, which they did notify me about regarding my son, now that he’s 22.
But, it’s still a “phase out”.
Whatever, I guess.
Good luck with your situation.
So far, I’ve been fortunate, in that my daughter has no interest in driving. We’ve been pushing her to get her learner’s permit so at least when she NEEDs to get a license she’ll already have driven around a lot.
The insurance apparently won’t take a hit with a learner’s permit.
If you don't drive, you do not need to insure.
My 21 year old daughter was in a head on collision on her way home for Thanksgiving. She had only minor injuries but the other driver was killed instantly. The other driver crossed over into my girl’s lane - no brakes applied.
The other driver’s car was insured and therefor legal. However, the estranged husband had signed forms to omit coverage for any one other than himself. She was not an authorized driver so no insurance.
Luckily I had my girl in a 1996 Buick Riviera with Uninsured motorists coverage. That big heavy front end was crushed to 18 inches from the windshield. Choose carefully when you send your kids out in the road.
The premise analogy of the argument is false from the start.