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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 2 months ago

Is it a bad idea for two 16-year-olds to drive 10 hours?

There's a summer camp that me and my friend would like to counsel at. However, it is 10 hours away from where we live. Her parents are okay with it and mine are as well. But I'm still a little scared. She's a decent driver, but having her in complete control of my life for 10 hours scares me a bit.

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  • 2 months ago

    no its not its okay 100%

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  • 2 months ago

    You MUST take frequent breaks every couple of hours to exercise the legs and get blood flow going. Why can't you drive as well? If it scares you to trust her for ten hours then maybe you need to reevaluate your friendship

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  • 2 months ago

    This might be irrelevant, but it also depends on her driving habits. If she's on her phone at all, the chances of an accident is extremely high.

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  • 2 months ago

    why not take turns?

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  • 2 months ago

    As long as she doesn't fall asleep she should be alright. If the driving becomes too difficult, you should take over. It is better to get a break now and then. Take frequent stops for snacks and rest.

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  • 2 months ago

    Maybe there's another way to get there besides driving? Maybe take a bus most of the way and have someone from the camp meet you at the bus station?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Passenger with a 16 yo girl driving?  NEVER!

    Take the bus or train - and it will be more fun ;-)

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Technically it's illegal at 16 years of age to cross state lines without written permission from your parents and only when you have an adult in charge. If you get pulled over by the police, they will take you into protective custody as a minor and your parents will be forced to come pick you up. If the 10 hour drive doesn't leave your home state it may be OK. Provisional drivers license rules vary from state to state so you'll also have to research that before planning such a trip.

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  • 2 months ago

    A  ten hour drive  non stop?  Really

    Some law require it all be done in one day.

    Did you plan any food, fuel or toilet breaks?

    Great story doubtful it will happen.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    IMO ten hours is a long time for an inexperienced teenage driver to drive.  

    Why not bus, train or fly?

    Do either of you know how to change a flat tire?   What will you do if the car breaks down?   Even good drivers can hit a deer and total their car.    Music, passengers...all distractions.    Ten hours is a long time to sit still and concentrate.  Ever taken math for ten hours straight?

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