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So here's something new that's happening at my house. My boy, who will be turning fourteen this year, has made his first forays behind the wheel of my car. He can't get his permit until he's sixteen but here in the country boys learn how to drive early. I'm pretty sure my brother could drive by the time he was eleven.

I'm not taking the boy out on the road, not even the backroads like my dad did with my brother. He's strictly parking lot until he's old enough to legally be on the road, but I figured it was a good time to get him familiarized with how the driving thing works. All this has amounted to so far is him twice parking the car. But look how happy he is!



Right now I'm seeking some tips or advice for teaching someone to drive. This is all new to me, and so far the only criteria I have is that his father doesn't teach him. LOL! He's a terrible driver.

Any thoughts or suggestions, friends?

Date: 2017-04-28 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
No tips I'm afraid. But it brings back memories for me.

Over here you can drive a car at 17, but the son was working on a farm and you can drive a tractor at 16. So technically he had a driving licence from the age of 16. He used to drive the tractor home on occasions and park it outside our house.

The daughter phoned me after her first driving lesson, aged 17, to say she'd driven at 50 mph.

Date: 2017-04-28 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
There are probably exceptions here for farm kids as well. I remember a boy in my class would drive a tractor to school. ::grins::

I never wanted to drive, but was forced to by circumstances beyond my control. (Namely dating a younger boy and getting tired of our parents driving us around on dates.)

The thought of my son out on the road is terrifying. So many things could happen! But I want him to know as much as he can. And if he learns from me I can only hope he'll emulate my old lady driving techniques. LOL!

Date: 2017-04-28 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aome.livejournal.com
Don't think I could get away with that here. The best I can do is have MiniPlu steer through our quiet neighbourhood from the front passenger seat, en route to our driveway. Also, she's "driving" our riding mower around, every chance she gets. She's dying to learn to drive properly, though!

Date: 2017-05-01 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
My boy would love to drive a lawnmower! LOL! Alas, I don't see the building super letting him near it.

I think as long as my boy isn't on public roadways he's okay behind the wheel. Or that could be a complete fallacy, but I guess we'll see how that goes. ::grins::

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