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Post  alcazar on Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:57 am

I've had nowt to do for the last three weeks after my piece of stupidity, so am full of questions.
I saw the You-tube of Shawn being presented with her car on her 16th, (HOW cute? Jumping up and down with excitement), so would she be able to drive it away?
And if not, how DO kids in the USA learn and get a license? (Sorry, LOL a "permit")?
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Post  Kyle Loves SJ on Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:59 am

alcazar wrote:I've had nowt to do for the last three weeks after my piece of stupidity, so am full of questions.
I saw the You-tube of Shawn being presented with her car on her 16th, (HOW cute? Jumping up and down with excitement), so would she be able to drive it away?
And if not, how DO kids in the USA learn and get a license? (Sorry, LOL a "permit")?

post the video!
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Post  Vault on Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:22 am

Yes, Shawn is able to drive, there is a video of her driving in one, I'll try to get the link when i have more time, but I'm trying to get ready for school. Anyways, youth in America learn to drive through drivers ed programs. Some schools have them, some don't. Since I go to a private school, i had to take a state class which requires 8 hours of classroom time and if i remember right, like 12 hours of behind the wheel time with a drivers instructor. To get your permit, you have to pass a simple written test and that just allows you to drive when there is someone 21 or older in the passenger seat. After 6 months, you can take the driving test where they ask you to perform a series of manuevers to prove that you are street-worthy. Here in Oklahoma, after you get your license, we have a graduated license program which means that once you get your license, you can only carry 1 non-family member in the car and you can't be out before 5 AM and past 11PM. After 6 months, or until the driver turns 18, whichever is soonest, the restrictions are removed and they have a normal license. Here's the link with a video of her driving: http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-us&vid=1aaaea55-d74a-4dcd-8fcd-29b8d389f1ad&fg=rss&from=34

Hope that answers some questions!
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Post  Kyle Loves SJ on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:03 pm

^^ that link doesnt work for some reason.
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Post  Scrawney on Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:18 pm

I knew that you're allowed to drive at 16 over there but I didn't know that you gradually gained responsibility. That's so much better than over here, from the age of 17 anyone can drive. We have to learn the rules of the road and then take a written test, then spend on average about 25-35 on the road before taking a practical test showing that you can do maneouveres and then that's it, we're allowed to drive any car at any time. I think there should be system more like America where you get to spend more time on the road gradually. We do have an optional course for once you've passed to help you learn how to drive in adverse weather conditions but hardly anybody does that.

Also, here is the video of Shawn getting her car:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KiahI6Shug&feature=PlayList&p=4924188E46218132&playnext=1&index=20
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Post  Vault on Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:01 pm

Well, not all states do that. OK does... idk about others. I'm sure most do.

About the link; it works fine for me.... is anyone else having trouble with it??
All it is is just her talking for a while about being chosen for the Olympics and in one part it shows her getting in her car and driving it for like 2 seconds. The camera is from the passenger view.
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Post  Scrawney on Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:29 pm

The link works for me and it's a good video Smile
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Post  Vault on Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:35 pm

Must be your computer, Kyle. =/ Sorry
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Post  Kyle Loves SJ on Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:21 am

Vault wrote:Must be your computer, Kyle. =/ Sorry

darn it!!
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Post  alcazar on Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:07 am

Scrawney wrote:I knew that you're allowed to drive at 16 over there but I didn't know that you gradually gained responsibility. That's so much better than over here, from the age of 17 anyone can drive. We have to learn the rules of the road and then take a written test, then spend on average about 25-35 on the road before taking a practical test showing that you can do maneouveres and then that's it, we're allowed to drive any car at any time. I think there should be system more like America where you get to spend more time on the road gradually. We do have an optional course for once you've passed to help you learn how to drive in adverse weather conditions but hardly anybody does that.

Also, here is the video of Shawn getting her car:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KiahI6Shug&feature=PlayList&p=4924188E46218132&playnext=1&index=20

That's the bit, when the guy opens the driver's door and she sort of bounces on her feet with excitement.

Also, she looks a bit nervous at times and does that thing with her top lip a few times during the video. Seems self-concious about her overbite, but hey, WE all think she's perfect, eh?
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Post  Scrawney on Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:04 pm

It's a really cute video, especially when she jumps up and down and yes we all think she's perfect Very Happy
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Post  dallascowboy76 on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:42 pm

wait a second she has an overbite!?! could of fooled me Cool
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Post  Vault on Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:11 pm

I didn't know she had an overbite, either. Her smile is perfect, i don't care what they say. Lol. She's so smiley and it's so cute!
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Post  dallascowboy76 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:21 pm

she couldn't have an overbite, she just couldn't. it wouldn't make sense. it would be noticeable scratch
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Post  alcazar on Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:58 am

LOL, do you guys know what an overbite is?
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Post  Vault on Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:10 am

Yes. It's where your top pallet is over farther out than your jaw, so your teeth overhang slightly in front of our lower teeth. (I've had my time with braces. Lol.)
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Post  alcazar on Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:21 am

Ah, I get it..................you CAN carry this "she's perfect" thing to extremes, you know Wink LOL
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Post  dallascowboy76 on Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:09 pm

the only reason i said that Shawn couldn't have an overbite alcazar is that i have an overbite myself and you can usually notice an overbite. i haven't seen a single picture where it looks like Shawn has an overbite. not for the reason that she's perfect Cool
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Post  David K on Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:14 pm

Even if she did she'd still be perfect. Razz
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Post  dallascowboy76 on Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:40 pm

well of course Cool
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Post  alcazar on Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:49 am

dallascowboy76 wrote:the only reason i said that Shawn couldn't have an overbite alcazar is that i have an overbite myself and you can usually notice an overbite. i haven't seen a single picture where it looks like Shawn has an overbite. not for the reason that she's perfect Cool

Chill, guy............... Smile

If you look at some pics of her it's obvious, as it is in some interviews. It's NOT massive, she doesn't have buck teeth or anything, and for the record I think it's cute too.

If you look at the thread om "what exactly has our Miss Johnson got?", you'll see that in my first post I mentioned English ballerina Darcey Bussell. Have a look in Google images: she has the same.
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Post  Scrawney on Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:19 am

Her overbite is what makes her smile so great plus it's really cute
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Post  alcazar on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:43 am

Scrawney wrote:Her overbite is what makes her smile so great plus it's really cute

Totally agree
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Post  Vault on Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:57 am

Scrawney wrote:Her overbite is what makes her smile so great plus it's really cute

I also agree. Her smile is so amazing. Every time she smiles, the world is just a little bit brighter...
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Post  Godfather on Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:35 am

ROFL! You guys got so far off topic that I couldn't suppress a giant laugh. You guys went from cars and licenses to overbite and teeth. lol!

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