That is the age you are allowed to start driving in New Hampshire. Fifteen and a half also happens to be Cal's age. Personally I think this is one of the silliest laws that NH has. Cal will be waiting until he is much more mature before he is allowed to get behind the wheel.
I am not sure why anyone things that kids this age are ready to drive. He has several classmates that are behind the wheel. These same kids cannot seem to make reasonable decision about behavior, it scares me to think I might meet them on the road and they have to make a split second decision about life or death.
Cal is furious, but that is the way it is going to be. I know my son and know that he is most certainly not ready, nor am I for him to drive.
This kid (as I am sure is same with most kids his age) cannot keep his room clean and homework done on time.
Not to even mention the fact that when he starts drive my insurance will increase 200%. I will need to send him down with WB and maybe even get title loans Florida style.
The thing that NH does do, is require a drivers ed course. Your child must take a certified course, not just be parent taught. While this is an excellent idea, I am more concerned about what happens when there is not an adult in the car.
You have to also remember that I was a wild child. I think about all the things I did and what could have happened to me and, I don't think I ever want Cal driving.