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Drive a Car

Take command of 5000 pounds of metal
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4 Responses to Drive a Car

  1. Hank says:

    Yeah I was able to drive my Dad’s van. It was hardly dangerous though as we were in an empty car park and I was on his lap

  2. Jeremy Sale says:

    I hate to be a downer, because my kids and I love this book, but… if the airbag went off while your kid was on your lap, would that not ruin your day in a very big way?

    • julie says:

      While we completely agree that an airbag going off with a kid in the front seat (much less your lap) would be bad – very bad – life is full of risks and we all do our best to minimize them. The chances of an airbag deployment when driving at slow speed with adult supervision in a controlled environment is pretty small, and the joy and empowerment for a kid driving a car is huge. We think the trade-off is worth it.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I did this with my father in the far northern reaches of Northern Wisconsin in the early 90s at about 10 with both a mid 80s van and an early 70s truck with a plow attached. My dad worked the pedals and we never went particularly fast, but I was allowed to steer the parking lot and some of the rough dirt roads in the woods.

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