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One car and three kids with Ls

Triplets Sam, Rhiannon and Zach Searle, 16, are all learning to drive at the same time... with just one car between them.
Triplets Sam, Rhiannon and Zach Searle, 16, are all learning to drive at the same time... with just one car between them. Adam Hourigan

REMEMBER when you first got your licence and you had to constantly compete for the opportunity to drive the car?

Well imagine how frustrating that situation would be if you were one of three triplets.

That is the situation facing Rhiannon, Zach and Sam Searle.

Adding to the "crisis", the triplets are just three children in a family of 12.

The triplets are about to attempt the written test required to get their learner-driver licence.

When asked about who would be the first to pass Rhiannon was quick to assert her authority.

"Me because I'm the oldest," she said.

However her younger (by 24 hours) brother Zach was there to defend the male driving ability.

"Definitely us boys," said Zach.

"Sam will probably end up breaking the gear box," Rhiannon quipped.

With 360 hours of drive time required for all three to finish their log books, a few car trips would have to be planned.

"We might do a road trip to the Gold Coast," said Rhiannon.

"And go to hospital to visit Nan," thought Zach.

"Bush-bashing," said Sam.

"I don't think so," said the triplet's mum, Mandy.

The trio have started taking practice tests online and do not seem to have struggled.

The big question is which of the Searle trio will be the first to get their own car?

"I will chip in 1% and the others can make up the difference," said Sam.

"Maybe Mum will buy us all a bomb to share," said Rhiannon.

"I will save up and buy my own," said Zach.

"The thing is I'm the only one with a job," said Rhiannon.

If you are looking for two hard-working young gentlemen and want to help them get road ready, you can email mandymum7@hotmail.com.

 

HARD DRIVING

  • Between them the triplets will have to drive for 360 hours to fill their log books
  • This will burn about 4680 litres of fuel
  • The effort will add about 21,600km to mum's odometer

Topics:  learner's permit, licence, searle family, triplets


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