DR: No wings and the glow is from radioactive isotopes...makes it handy because when I get up at night I don't need to turn on a light, the glow (albeit green) makes it easy to see. Combine it with the bluetooth headset flashing and I'm my own Christmas tree.
It's just that sometimes even in OT I think it's permissible to give a serious response.
On the performance driving school: I think it's a good idea as well, but most schools offer a more basic defensive/control/handling course for younger drivers and that would be my preferred recommendation. Not that you wouldn't get something from the performance classes, but (1) those are usually significantly more expensive and (2) you won't get as much out of it due in part to your lack of experience.
Keyhole (et als): Many years back (damn double nickel was still in effect...) CHP was out doing revenue enhancement on I-80 near Tahoe, they had 20 officers on both sides of the interstate with aerial surveillance and they were stopping just about everyone (minimum speed in that area was probably 70, I was with 6 other cars in a loosely-spaced group doing about 75, we all got pulled over within a few blocks of each other and the aerial folks were calling out more cars and plates over the loudspeakers emanating from the patrol cars...). So I went to traffic school to discharge the points. Here in CA you pay the state the amount of the fine (!) just for the right to go to the school, then you pay the school's independent fee, plus an administrative fee. Very slick setup.
At least you avoid points and the insurance company doesn't know to raise your rates.
At any rate there was a girl in the class, had just turned 17 a few weeks before, and she had already ROLLED 2 vehicles and crashed another. I'm not sure what she hoped to learn from her repeat attendance in traffic school, but I don't think concentration was her basic issue. Perhaps when you've rolled two vehicles in your first year after getting your license you should think about taking a few years off from driving, period. Good grief.
At any rate, MG, these are the kind of folks with whom you'll be sharing the road. Between the mindless twits and aging gits (my apologies, DR, but I can't resist the stupid rhyme!), you've got your work cut out for you. Add in chatting, cell phones, smoking, audio systems, etc., and it's amazing any of us get anywhere unscathed.
Now if I can just get down off my soapbox without twisting my ankle...