A DMK Production
Your sixteen year old son, Nathaniel, got his driver's license three months ago. Nathaniel uses your spare car. Nathaniel pays his own insurance premiums and puts gas in the car. (He has a part-time job.) Nathaniel has proven to be a safe and conscientious driver.
The schools are on fall break this week. Nathaniel and his best friend leave to go visit Nathaniel's grandmother who lives on the other side of your city. The boys say they then plan on "just driving around a bit."
Nathaniel and his friend left Nana's apartment and were on the interstate. The boys passed a salt barn and happened to notice the access gate was opened. (Apparently the salt barn had just received a delivery since the gate was open.) Being curious, Nathaniel turned in to the access road and he and his friend went and "checked out" the salt barn. Finding nothing to interest them the boys decided to leave. As Nathaniel was about to turn off of the access road he was stopped by a deputy and ticketed for unauthorized use of a restricted roadway.
Nathaniel has come home and tells you about the situation and the ticket.
How do you respond?
** A salt barn is a large structure that is open on one end. The barn is large enough for dump trucks to drive in to the building to dump the loads of salt. It provides a place for the highway departments to store salt needed to treat the roadways during icy conditions that keeps the salt out of direct contact with the elements. Salt is cheaper during the off season and so most places stock their salt barns during the late summer and fall.
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