Friday, March 29, 2019

Driving with Jackson

Jackson Duggar's driving lesson

"I'm kind of nervous to practice driving with this police officer, but I think it will be good practice for me."
-Jackson Duggar

In case you missed the scene from last week's episode that featured Jackson's driving lesson, we have embedded the clip below. Jim Bob Duggar and a few of the Duggar brothers take him into town for a lesson with a local police officer.


Photo/video courtesy TLC

56 comments:

  1. A person learning to drive doesn't need to have several siblings in the vehicle during the lesson. The cop just wanted to be on TV or he wouldn't have allowed all the passengers during the "driving lesson".

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  2. I don’t undet. Why is a police officer giving driving lessons? And why is he wearing a bulletproof vest??

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    1. It's a small town that the Duggars have a lot of influence in. As for the vest, who knows? Maybe the Duggars had guns with them.

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    2. It’s such a weird premise to set up for the sale of the show. Most people take a class or get lessons from a family member. The vest is completely confusing though. Maybe the police officer wanted to look cool for thecameras??

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    3. LOL maybe the Duggar s had guns with them. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    4. It's part of the uniform for any cop these days, isn't it? I haven't seen a police man or woman or dog without Kevlar in years.

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  3. Wow! Kinda of lax down there. Here, a young driver, with a learner's permit, is not allowed to drive around with a bunch of people in the back seat. Back seat drivers are a distraction and definitely NOT SAFE. There should be only one person giving the more driver instructions.

    And a three point turn not important? Really? Here, student drivers practice that as well as parking, backing up and other maneuvers until they are perfect. Where are the experienced drivers telling him otherwise?

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    1. 9:34, yes their laws regarding driving are very lax. It was legal in Texas to get a drivers license at 14 but that was changed to 16 in the 60’s. No 14 year old should be driving, especially with a bunch of backseat drivers.

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    2. This would be illegal in Oregon. You are able to get a learners permit at 15 and limited to only the driver and instructir in the car. The first six months you have your license no one under age 18 may ride with you. Penalties for breaking the rules are pretty stiff up to and including suspension of your drivers license until age 18.....Kinda hard to believe this wasn't just staged for the cameras. In my opiniom very irresponsible of Jim Bob.

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    3. Jackson said he had driven on their farm several times, so this wasn’t his first time driving at all. No one was screaming or being rowdy to cause distractions in the back seat. Large families are used to a lot of siblings around. It is just normal.

      Three point turns are not that important in normal driving. Most of the time there are places to turn around if necessary without doing a three point turn.

      My cousins live in Georgia on farms. They start driving tractors and equipment at young ages. By the time they are driving cars, they are already pretty good drivers.

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    4. Anon 6:15. Driving on a farm or other private property is a good deal different than driving on public roads and in populated towns where there are other cars and traffic signs, signals and pedestrians. It's much more complicated than simply knowing how to make the car go where you want it to go. It takes a good deal of practice to drive well when you're dealing with other cars, etc.

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    5. I recently read a study that looked into the accident and death rate in Arkansas based on age. Those young people whose parents allowed them to start driving at 14/15 and a much higher accident and death rate, even years after.

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    6. I learned to drive at 10, got my permit at 15, license at 16 and now I’m middle aged. I’m not dead yet, learning to drive is different in the country, there are way less distractions

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  4. I enjoyed Jackson's driving lesson, he is so cute and funny. It was nice seeing Jim-Bob and the other guys especially Tyler. I can see where Jackson and Tyler would be good buddies... Jane

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  5. Why on Earth did the cop allow all those passengers in the car during the driving lesson? In my state, someone learning to drive isn't allowed to have passengers in the car, just the student and their instructor. Of course you have to be 16 to get a learner's permit and 17 to get your license. Letting 14 year olds drive seems strange to me.

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  6. My question is why there was a bunch of people in the vehicle with Jackson. There should have been one person with him whether it was the father or another qualified driver. I realize that they were going to have a police officer doing an assessment of his driving. With that many people in the vehicle is a chance for disaster like a real bad accident. I don't think the father was using his brains when he had so other people in the vehicle. I believe in most states with a learning driver, there is to be only other person in the vehicle. I am happy to see that he is wanting to learn but that was ridiculous with so many people with him.

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    1. It was a publicity stunt. I know JB has pull with the local police but the officer shouldn't have gone along with it.

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    2. I can't believe that they liked all those people in the van while this boy was taking a driver's lesson with the Police. Why on earth would they expect this tiny young man to take his driving lessons in an oversized van while sitting on a pillow. Good grief

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    3. if I were learning to drive, I certainly would not want to drive with an officer lol. I'd be too nervous. Nope just me and one other person is fine

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    1. Cousin .. Michele has him for awhile

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    2. He is the grandson of Michelle's older sister. The older sister had custody of him until she had a stroke. The Duggars took legal custody of him then. They did not adopt him. Tyler's mother had some trouble with the law, which has been resolved. Why Tyler remains at the Duggar house and is not back with his mother has not been explained.

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    3. He's been living with them for some time now

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  8. It was o nice to see Jackson,Justin and James, my have they grown up...and so handsome. I just realized that all the boys but Jackson and Justin have biblical names and none of the girls do.I wish the seasons were longer๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. That's right, they finished up the J names from the Bible, but their middle names Levi and Samuel are Bible names, I reckon Lauren and Josiah will use the same initials for their children as Lauren's parents did that with their children too like the Duggar.

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  9. That lesson probably would have been more effective without the peanut gallery in the back.

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  10. He looks so little to be driving! He's a year older than Johannah, but she's bigger than him

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  11. A 14 year old too short to see over the dash driving a big van filled with commenting brothers and father with a police officer riding shot gun is just rediculous. Give this boy a couple of years to grow and mature prior to sending him out in traffic, thank you!

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    1. What about people who are not tall? Should they just never drive?

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    2. Really short people usually have their cars permanently adjusted for their needs. Years ago, my father's secretary was a little person. Her car was adjusted for her (pedals raised, seat raised) and she drove just fine.

      But I agree, that boy is too small to be driving that vehicle. Sitting on a pillow is not a safe or smart solution.

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    3. 6:17 I think your response was a bit of a stretch to try and justify a short young man learning to drive and having to learn in a huge van with a police instructor along with his Dad and brothers tagging along. The poor kid had to sit on a pillow to drive which in most states you would not be allowed to do and also would never be allowed to have a load of family members in the car.

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    4. my aunt sat on a pillow to drive. That was back in the 80s

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  12. I sure wouldn't want a cop, my dad, half my family in the car and a film crew with me when I went for my lesson - lol. Talk about pressure.

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    1. Debbie, I agree. Having my dad, not the most patient person, was bad enough. There was a day when I was trying to learn stick shift that I will never forget!!

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  13. So sorry to be negative, but this was obviously staged so Jim Bob and the brothers could be filmed. Kind of an oops, in my opinion. Jackson is cute as ever though.

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    1. I agree. IMO it reflects poorly on the local police department that they agreed to participate in this publicity stunt by the Duggars.

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    2. Where I live, if you called the cops to say that your 14 year old with a learner's permit wanted to be filmed driving the family around with a uniformed cop in the front seat, they'd hang up on you.

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  14. so many things wrong w/ this clip.....the police officer seemed completely uninterested, it's so unfair to be driving a big vehicle like that to start out with and why are there so many people with them? It seems the parents should be giving the lessons! I felt so sorry for Jackson

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  15. Why is that little kid driving a huge van?

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    1. Because he's a Duggar.

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    2. Good question. I think Jim Bob should have let the poor kid drive with just the instructor in a car instead of that huge vehicle. There is no reason that he had to drive along with his son and have the other boys tag along too, other then wanting to get airtime. There were so many things wrong with this.

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  16. Jackson didn't stop at the stop sign. Jackson will be 15 in May.

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    1. If he ran a stop sign, then his "driving instructor cop" should have mentioned it instead of mugging for the camera.

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  17. All police offices were bulletproof vest know. Here were I live kids are not allowed to driving when they are that small they have to be 5.6 and talker.

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    1. Happy I don't live where you live. I am 4' 10 and 37. I would never get my license there.

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    2. Where do you live? The average female is only 5’4” so most women wouldn’t be driving...

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    3. 1:20, not sure where you live, but if that is indeed the case, neither of my daughters would have gotten a license if we lived where you do.

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  18. Odd that an on duty policeman is giving a driving lesson - dont you have driving instructors in the US. Here in UK you can’t drive until you’re 17yrs when can see over the steering wheel! I’m glad my nearly 14yr daughter won’t be driving anytime yet!

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  19. this was goofy post. why have a cop/family . also is he of legal AGE! staged as others have said. looking just to post for a duggar page. wait till better things come along for post like this mary keim mennonite

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    1. I agree with you. Non Mennonite

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  20. Oh, goodness! So many being so negative! Jackson seemed just fine with all of those in the van with him. He even commented positively about it. He did just fine!

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    1. I agree! He also did a good job driving. He will learn more the more he practices.

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    2. 12:30- The cameras were rolling. I doubt he'd have done anything other than say positive things.

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  21. Glad I don't live in Arkansas. The thought of encountering a 14 year old that's the size of an average 10 year old driving a huge van is pretty scary.

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    1. well it's not like he's in Chi-town or New York lol. Plenty of space to practice. Could do without most of the family back there in sure

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  22. I find it disquieting That JB can arrange for a driving lesson for Jackson from an on duty police officer in his hometown. I wonder what other "favors" he's been granted.

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