10-26-2016 02:17 PM - edited 10-26-2016 02:20 PM
Everyone knows teaching your child to drive can be an extremely stressful experience.
This thread is a bit of a chance to tell your horror story / funny experience or concerns regarding teaching your teen to drive.
10-27-2016 03:57 PM
Goodness, my back was positively dripping with sweat! I hope everyone else had a good—and drier—experience.
10-27-2016 04:45 PM
very good topic! @BazanFan
My daughter has just got her learner license but we have not started yet. My idea is for her to ride a game car for some hours before she actually gets behind the wheel and then we'd probably get her some driving lessons. I am very impatient so would not be a good teacher.
10-30-2016 11:39 AM
10-31-2016 02:05 PM - edited 10-31-2016 02:12 PM
When I learned to drive, my only point of reference was video games (like Sega Rally) so I took a sharp corner without braking and just yanking the wheel over. I think mum nearly had kittens! Not surprisingly she palmed me off to a professional instructor soon after
I know it's different in each state, but don't you need a professional instructor to sign off and move onto your P's @seaglecc?
@Rehab, @nellyblye, @Brain-Fog, @Sadie, @mum_of_four - I think you've mentioned having older kids. Have you been through the driving lessons yet?!
11-01-2016 01:55 PM
@seaglecc it's hard to find a good tutor though. I remember I had this guy who took me just before my first driving test and said, call me if you fail! which really discouraged me, though I was then an exprienced driver (more than 10 years overseas). I did fail because I waited too long to make a turn where there has no light and then the test took longer and school zone started last minutes and I was too nervous to notice. I took another test at next available booking and the officer was surprised that I had failed before.
My daughter is having her yearly and then work experience and busy time table before xmas. I guess we won't start till next year.
11-04-2016 03:12 PM
I remember I had a driving instructor and did the logbook on my Ls, seemed to work out ok; not that I've ever reverse parallel parked since then mind you!
08-08-2019 07:19 PM
I made them install an app(Kruzr) which would block their mobile notifications, so that they can't use it while driving. It also notified the driver about speeding. Give it a try