September 24, 2021

Miranda Cosgrove Gets Drivers Permit

Miranda Cosgrove Gets Drivers Permit

“Miranda Cosgrove, who plays the lead role of Carly in Nickelodeon’s smash hit “”iCarly,”" recently tweeted that she got her driver’s permit. Cosgrove, who recently celebrated her 18th birthday in May, was a key star in another Nickelodeon hit, “”Drake & Josh,”" and played the role of Megan Parker who was younger sister to the title characters Drake Parker and Josh Nichols. Cosgrove has done a lot of other television acting, along with acting on film and movies such as “”School of Rock,”" in which she played the character Samantha Hathaway. She has also done voice over work in “”Despicable Me,”" giving voice to the character of Margo.

Miranda Cosgrove’s announcement about getting her driver’s permit happened only one day after her friend and “”iCarly”" cast mate Jennette McCurdy, who plays the role of Samantha “”Sam”" Puckett, received her drivers license. Both of these terrific actress reside in California, and thereby have to follow all California guidelines and laws regarding obtaining and maintaining driver’s licenses and permits.

In the state of California a learner’s permit, also called an instructional permit, can be obtained by anyone over the age of 15 1/2 years old. To acquire a learners permit there are a few requirements that must be met. Any individual wanting to obtain this permit must submit an application which includes a parent’s signature. This signature is mandatory to because it provides documentation that parents assume liability in case of accident. The applicant must submit a thumb print and social security number. They must also pass a traffic laws exam and a vision test. Drivers receiving a learner’s permit must have 50 hours of supervised driving with a licensed adult driver, and 10 of those hours must be done at night.

According to a study of 2,294 young drivers, more than half say that they have at one time or another barely avoided an accident. 70% of teen drivers say that they have narrowly avoided an accident. Nearly 50% say that it has happened on more than one occasion, and 43% admit that it has happened multiple times.

These numbers are eye opening, and considering that each and every year more and more new drivers are taking to the streets, it is essential that new drivers be prepared. According to the same study mentioned above, only a small number of teens admitted to using cell phones, texting, being distracted, or speeding as the likely cause, while the majority of those young drivers blamed weather conditions or other drivers.

Cosgrove admits in a Seventeen magazine interview that her mother was quite happy that she did not get her permit at the same time that her friends did. She says that her mother wanted her to drive, but would still get scared to death each time Miranda drove off with her friends. With these statistics and the number of teen traffic related fatalities each year, one would imagine that her mother is not alone in fearing for the safety of her child on the road.”

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