I got my driver’s license when I was 23, after putting it off for many years and failing the test once (I cut off a cop car). I haven’t been behind the wheel of a car since. Then there’s Tom Cave. The Welsh boy, 17, got his license on his birthday, and two weeks later is driving in the World Rally Championship.
Cave has been competing on forest and mountain tracks for three years, but hasn’t been allowed in rally races because they take place on public roads. After taking the driving test on his birthday (and passing it on his first try), he is the youngest driver ever to compete in the UK Leg of the WRC. Afterwards, I assume he’ll be taking the girls in his high school up to make-out point in his souped-up Ford Fiesta.