I read this and still can't beleive it. Ethan is getting his learner's permit in Georgia and it is going to take 40 registered hours to do so? WTF? When I getting my learners, it was a vision test and a road sign quiz. My pops taught me how to drive (for months) before he let me take off on my own, and even then armored me on the roads with a 1978 Monte Carlo (that horrified me at 16 when I didn't appreciate such beautiful mechanics and style).
I respect making folks actually get some driver's education before a permit, y'all, and I've driven through Atlanta enough to know driver's ed is needed. But, damn, 40 hours is a whole lot.