07-05-2016 10:02 PM - last edited on 07-06-2016 11:03 AM by Sophie-RO
Interested in others thoughts...ms16's friends have just got their P's which means limited solo driving experience yet a newly found independance. Exciting times I know! However, I am reluctant for her P plating newbies to provide lifts at night or for longer drives to unfamiliar locations until they gain more experience. Especially on the day they received their Ps or within the first few weeks. Anyone else experienced this? Any advice/thoughts?
07-05-2016 10:12 PM - edited 07-05-2016 10:13 PM
07-05-2016 10:27 PM
07-06-2016 11:08 AM
07-06-2016 08:41 PM
I would prefer to keep my taxi driver position for longer.
Also, I thought there are laws that restrict under aged passengers in a car as I could remember.
07-07-2016 10:32 AM
I'm with @Sophie-RO
My girls are now 18 & 19. Miss 18 hasn't got her licence, but Miss 19 got hers the day she could. Now that you have to do 120 hours before you sit the test, and there is zero tolerance for alcohol, I'm okay with them driving around with P platers. They can't drive at night with more than one passenger, and one mistake and they lose their licence.
For the first few months, I wouldn't let them go on long trips (say more than an hour) with P platers. Now Miss 19 is driving from Sydney to Byron Bay later in the month with some friends, and I'm ok with that.
07-07-2016 04:39 PM
As much as we wish it wasn't so, our kids grow up. And we need to let them. What that means to me is 17 or 18 years of advice on life, the universe, and any applicable legal codes then ... trust and hope.
At 18 they are deemed to be adults: by law, by the electoral commission, by Births, Deaths and Marriages, by clubs and licensed premises and -- as much as I hate to say it -- by the Armed Forces of our Government should a war break out and conscription be introduced.
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