Straight Talk Advice

Delay motorcycle license as long as possible

Apr 19, 2006

Dear Straight Talk: I have a 17-year-old son who is a junior in high school. He is successful in just about every way: sports, grades, work, girls, and friends. He doesn’t use drugs or alcohol and has never been in trouble with the law. What’s the problem? He wants a motorcycle. His dad and I recently divorced and he is begging me to sign for him at the DMV. His dad thinks it’s great and says he’ll sign for him if I don’t. What do you think?—Worried sick


Dear Worried: No thinking needed. Just say no. If you have joint custody of your son, both parents have to agree on such things. Until your son is 18 and a high school graduate you’re still in charge. I have a feeling your ex is the one who needs the testosterone rush.

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