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1. Teen Driving Responsibility

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Driving is a Privilege

Privilege:

An earned, special right, obtained through merit of achievement, and granted by an authoritative body.

Driving is a privilege, not a right, and it is important that people remember this simple fact. Look at your Credit Card...is it really yours? No, it belongs to the financial institution that issued it to you. It bestows upon you the special right of having that institution pay your bills, for which you repay them, plus interest. You earn the privilege by showing you are credit worthy. If you stop paying your bills, the issuer will take back, or revoke, your credit privileges.

Similarly, your driver license is issued by the State, and belongs to them. You earn the special right to drive by proving, through knowledge and skill testing, that you are capable of handling this enormous task, at least in its simplest form. Should you show, by traffic citations or accidents, that you are NOT capable, or that you are a safety hazard to the community, then the state will revoke your privilege, and take your license away.

Having a driver license is a privilege, not a right. All California residents must have a driver license to operate a vehicle of any kind on a public highway or parking facility.

Other drivers and pedestrians will expect that you will follow the laws and rules of the road, be courteous, and will not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or otherwise be impaired while you are driving.

If you are a minor, your parent(s) or guardian(s) are responsible for the financial consequences of your driving. If you have a driver license, they will expect that you will drive safely.

Passengers in your car have put their safety in your hands, and expect that because you have a driver license, you will drive safely.


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You will now answer 5 questions to test what you learned during this lesson. You must answer all questions correctly to receive completion credit for this lesson. You may answer the questions as many times as necessary to get them right.

You should review the lesson material if you don't do well on the quiz.

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  2. Driving in a safe and courteous manner:


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  4. Failure to YIELD is ranked as one of the top ___________ causes of collisions:


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  5. Which statement is most true regarding minors under the age of 18?


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