Many teens like to be able to get their license at sixteen. This allows them to drive themselves to school, work, and extracurricular activities.
McKenzie Pecaut, junior, has had her license for almost a year. When she first got her license, she was overjoyed to be able to drive herself places. When asked her favorite thing about driving, McKenzie answered, “listening to the radio and driving with the windows down.”
Kamryn Poe, senior, has been driving for two years. When she got her license, she was both nervous and excited. Kamryn commented, “There was a lot of pressure not to do anything dumb while driving, especially since I started [out] with [driving] my dad’s car.” Her favorite thing about driving is having the freedom to be able to go on drives to clear her head.
Julia Unnerstall, senior, has been driving for almost two years. Julia felt freedom and delight when she first got her license. When asked what her favorite thing about driving is, Julia answered, “I love being in control of where I’m going and when I am going to get there.”
Johnna Bloch, junior, has been driving for six months. When Johnna first got her license, she felt excited. Johnna commented, “I couldn’t believe I actually passed and could drive anywhere I please now.” Johnna’s favorite thing about being able to drive is being able to go anywhere and have the ability to listen to music and have fun while just driving around. Johnna mentioned, “I almost hit or get hit about every day [when] I leave my house and come to school. I think it is a sign.”
Claire Laune, senior, has been driving for two years. When Claire first got her license, she felt thrilled about the amount of freedom that she had. When asked what her favorite thing about driving is, Claire answered, “I love to just drive around and listen to music with the windows down.”
Brandon Young, junior, has been driving for two years. When Brandon first got his license, he felt fantastic to be able to finally drive by himself. Brandon’s favorite thing about driving is the speed. A person can get somewhere faster when driving than when they walk or ride a bike.
One of the questions that everyone was asked was if they had ever been in an accident. According to the chart, 66 percent of students from New Haven High School have not been in an accident. About 33 percent of students say that they have been in an accident while they’ve had their license.
Congratulations to everyone who has passed their driver’s test and has gotten their license.