In NJ only country boys would be driving at 14, and fortunately, I was one of them. Hell, I was driving stoned at 14 but didn't really start drinking until I was about 16.
(Which leads me to a rant about the "stupidest statement my kids have ever heard": I used to tell them that they should be taught how to drive drunk in school. Only because I've heard of so many idiot kids crashing while drunk. Me and my buddies have never bent a truck (or car) up while drunk; let alone kill someone. Ya just don't run into ***t because you're drunk. It's just that simple. If you're too drunk to drive, DON'T DRIVE. If you're drunk and driving, DON'T WRECK and stay the hell out of the way! Young people today are just stupid and UNaccountable.
I know this will make no sense to most, but I ain't like most.
And the cop thing about DUI because you had a beer is HORSE PAP! And so is: "BUZZED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING". It's nothing more than a government cash cow. If someone causes a wreck when they are drunk, lock'em up for a few years. If not, leave'm alone.)