texascat, let me tell you a story.
Driver's Education is required here in North Carolina.
When I was a freshman, I went through the book class and driving portion with my instructor and two other students. As he handed us our certificates stating that we had completed the course, he tells us, "Today I hand you a paper that might kill you. Do not make me open my morning newspaper one day and weep over my breakfast because I gave you the paper that led you to your grave."
On March 26th, 2012, one of those two students died in a car accident. She got into the car with a driver under the influence, ignoring a crucial rule in Driver's Ed: if they are not fit to drive, and you are perfectly fine, do not let them get behind that wheel.
She was my friend. We knew each other since we were eleven. I was eleven days older than her. Last Saturday would have been her 18th birthday. We would have seen each other at prom, see each graduate, and catch up at our twenty year high school reunion by trading pictures of our kids. Instead I found myself sitting in a church, sobbing as I listened to her little sister, who is the same age as I was when I first met her sibling, read her goodbye letter to her big sister.
You know what that feels like? Feels like crap, bro.
I know that waiting five months might seem like an eternity, but you are sixteen and will have your entire life to drive a car. Now, I don't mean to scare you, but JeffCvt is right. It takes months for even simple things to become a habit. Until you really learn how to drive, (and I say that there is a big difference when you don't have your parent in the car with you) you'll take your turns too fast, not allow enough braking time at stop signs or intersections, constantly go over or under the speed limit (due to speed inconsistency), or slide around in the rain or snow. You need that class because it will teach you how to make a proper turn and how to handle a sliding vehicle.
Take the class, and get lots of (guided/structured) experience. A sixteen year old with no experience is just as dangerous as a forty year old with no experience. So there is no rush to get your license.
Let me tell you about Homestuck.