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If you’re in East Tennessee, avoid the roads — the Bates family is driving

Katie and Josie Bates both got their learner’s permits on tonight’s episode of Bringing Up Bates, and it was hilarious to say the least.

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First of all, the Bates family doesn’t have a small car. They’re a family of 21. They have a 16-passenger van. The thing might as well be a bus, and that’s what their poor children are forced to learn in.

Of course, I suppose if they can drive that thing, they can drive anything.

The best part wasn’t watching them try to navigate the newness of driving in that van (I don’t blame Josie for being terrified), but it was also watching Kelly Jo, Carlin and Lawson attempt to teach the girls. Which means they were talking over one another in the midst of frenzied yelps as Josie or Katie would mistake the gas for the brake. Good times.

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Jokes aside, by the time Kelly Jo and Gil have to teach little Jeb to drive, they’ll probably just throw him the keys and tell him to have at it.

Although, it seems that even though they’ve already taught about eight or nine kids the techniques of the road, they still aren’t pros at it, but that just made it all the more fun to watch.

When I was learning how to drive, my dad was in charge of the lessons and even then I had a driving instructor for those details my parents may not have a handle on. It seems like maybe the Bates family should consider the same. Especially since Lawson didn’t even know why you would shift the car into neutral. (Towing mostly, Lawson. Towing.)

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Did you have a driving instructor when you got your permit or did your parents have to sit terrified with you in the driver’s seat?

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

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