Driving is also a responsibility

Published 3:00 pm Saturday, May 8, 2010

When most teenagers’ turn 16, they are getting their license and their first job. This is the age I think that when those teenagers’ start to take on more of their own responsibilities. My name is Nikki Merrill. The reason I’m writing about this is because I can relate as I am 16 years old and going to get my license as well as starting my first job at Dairy Queen.

I think the importance of turning 16 is taking on more responsibilities that you will be facing when you go off for college or a different career. Also the importance of getting your first job helps give you a taste of what it’s like working and communicating with people.

Getting your license is probably the best moment because you can drive on your own or with friends. Some kids don’t think driving is a responsibility when it is; you have to be aware of your surroundings or it may lead to accidents. Make sure you are doing the best you can without mistakes (which we all make and learn from) when driving and/or getting fired from a job. These reasons show that 16-year-olds take on more tasks, and not just what I talked about but more with school and other things.

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I just want to say keep it up and keep an understanding of your responsibilities as I will do for myself.

Nikki Merrill

Albert Lea High School

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Albert Lea