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What things can you legally do at 17 that you can't at 16?

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    It's my friend's birthday soon and last year I texted her with a list of things she could legally do on midnight of her birthday. I want to do the same this year, so what can she do?
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    Drive.
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    I was going to say drive too .. I think that's it?
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    Drive a car
    Drive an agricultural tractor
    Drive a motor tricycle or quadricycle.
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    Just drive.

    And even then you have to be 21 to drive a lot of vehicle classes.
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    You can write on forms that you're 17 years old...
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    (Original post by thecoldground)
    You can write on forms that you're 17 years old...
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    (Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
    Just drive.

    And even then you have to be 21 to drive a lot of vehicle classes.
    Not any more, the government changed it to 18 for the LGV/PCV classes C and D, as well as C+E and D+E as long as:

    You are:
    learning to drive, taking a driving test, taking a driver CPC OR hold a full license AND a driver CPC (required to drive professionally)

    It is 21 if you don't have a CPC though.
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    I think you can get charged as an adult for some crimes.

    Something to look forward to...
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    You can donate blood
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    Apply for a pilot's license for a hot air balloon!
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    apply for a skydiving license i think
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    You can bully all the 16 year olds... for being 1 year younger.
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    just drive
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    In this teeny tiny country of Brunei, 17 is the legal age to bring over alcohol from out of the country. Yeah, it's a dry country meaning only expats and non-muslims can bring over and drink the booze..
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    (Original post by hahaha_dontknow)
    Apply for a pilot's license for a hot air balloon!
    ...or a plane, helicopter, gyroplane or airship :cool: but clearly a hot air balloon wins over all of these
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    Drive by?
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    You can be excited to be 18 next year :dontknow:
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    Buy alcohol in Cyprus...
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    (Original post by kuntimagee)
    I think you can get charged as an adult for some crimes.

    Something to look forward to...
    We don't have the concept of being 'charged as an adult' in the UK. :rolleyes: If you're under 18 you're always dealt with under different rules (although sometimes it's basically the same as for an adult, for example, the sentence for murder is still always a life sentence-except it has a different name and when you're entitled to parole is dealt with differently).

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