Friday, October 16, 2015

Duggar #13 Hits the Road

We have a quick update to share with you all. James Duggar, who turned 14 in July, recently passed a written driver's exam and road test to receive his learner's license.

Per Arkansas law, he must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 or older in order to drive. When he turns 16, James will be eligible for an intermediate license, which will place him under certain restrictions until his 18th birthday.

James Duggar shows off his certificate, accompanied by brother-in-law Derick Dillard


Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

24 comments:

  1. I didn't realize he was so old now!

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  2. Way to go James!!
    I love reading this blog so much. It allows me to catch up on how the family is. Many people complain how everything is always about Jill & Jessa.
    This is a family blog and I am sure these sweet bloggers, who are friends of the family, post what the family allows.
    Maybe they really want some peace and quiet and time to heal as a family. We don't need to have them in our faces every day to love them or pray for them.
    This is a privelage. We all could have nothing but rag mags to read about them. 99% of the time it's lies and embellishments.
    Thank you so much for this trusted site. Sorry I went on a bit but I just feel awful about nagging comments. Bless you and bless the Duggar family, one and all.

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    1. Thank you for saying this!

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    2. I feel exactly the same

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  3. I'd like to know how Jim Bob pays for all that auto insurance for all of the drivers in his household? There are 13 drivers in that household! How does he pay for all of the tag renewals for all of those vehicles he owns? I know the man is worth millions, but it just seems that he has ALOT of upkeep that a normal man would NOT have.

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    1. Wow! Must be insanely expensive

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    2. I'm sure he's not still paying for all the adults.

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  4. Awesome James be safe on the roads.

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  5. I've wondered about the insurance costs of so many vehicles, too.

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  6. I seem to see alot of the kids work and volunteers. They all have work ethics. People should be happy for him look how proud he is and not worry about their finacial situation. And at least their money goes to their kids and they dont waist it on clothes and other things thats thousands dollars. And get cars for as cheap as possible.

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  7. does that mean jill and derrick are still in the usa what happpened to the big sent off to central america

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  8. Congratulations James!!!!!!!! I am preparing to take my road test too!!!!!!!!!

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  9. wow!!! i am 14 too and i wont get my drivers for another 2 years about,..... way to go james!!

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  10. Yes, it is such a privilege to have the Duggars give us their information, even if it just a little bit. They are such wonderful sweet people. We should be thankful for any and every tidbit they allow us to know.

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  11. It's scary that a 14-year-old can drive in some states. I'm glad I don't live in one of them.

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  12. Derick and Jill are still State-side? I thought they had a going away party a few weeks ago. Wonder why they haven't returned to Central America.

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  13. Way to go, James!!!

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  14. It's good that he will have so much time to practice before he actually gets his license. I think it's a great idea to do it that way. It just makes for more experienced, better and safer drivers. Congratulations James!

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  15. Seems too young to drive, in my state you have to be 15 to get a permit, honestly they should up the age not lower it, of course this family has more responsible kids than the norm.

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  16. Congratulation James! and When did Derick get braces??

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  17. 14 is just too young to drive. In Canada you have to be 16 to get a beginners license ans even that seems young to me. I can't imagine a 14 year old having the maturity necessary to be safe on the roads.

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  18. I'm sorry, but I think 14 is too young for any child to be driving on the roads. However, on the farm and in the fields that's a different story.

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  19. I learned how to drive proficiently at age 13, manual transmission vehicles and a father in law enforcement taught me off road. Those were come magical times! I am 58 and my dad is 89 now. He can no longer drive as he gets lost but we have that covered. Every person learns at different rates and times. The really big part about learning to drive early is to be aware of everything around you - look more than once, and study your manuals usually issued by the Motor Vehicles Office (called different things in different states).

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