What kid is not excited to get driving lessons? All over the world, learning how to drive is a kind of rite of passage. There really is something about no longer needing mum and dad to take you to places or chaperone you around. Not surprisingly most of our kids, if not all, are extremely excited to learn how to drive and to symbolically fly with their own wings. Driving lessons can also be something parents either look forward to or dread. The thought of imparting practical knowledge to your kids can also be taken as an opportunity to bond. Conversely, it can also be taken as an insurance risk on a vehicle that has not yet been fully paid.
In Australia it is quite common for parents to teach their kids to drive. The only requirement for this is that the parent or the “guardian” doing the training should have been driving with the same license the student driver is applying for at least four years. Parental instruction is still quite common in Australia and you may also be considering this option yourself. But how effective is it really? Are there benefits to getting your kids driving lessons as opposed to teaching them yourself?
There are a lot of valid reasons for wanting to teach our kids ourselves. First of all, it’s cheaper and secondly it gives us a chance to participate in a very important teaching moment. However, there are also some drawbacks to taking charge of your kid’s driving education. The chances of your children getting better training from you than from a professional driving instructor are basically zero to none. Even if you could successfully teach them how to drive they’d also be inheriting a lot of your bad driving habits and let’s admit it, we all have lots. Getting your children proper driving lessons could ensure that they become even-tempered, well-mannered, defensive drivers. In the long run, this investment could ensure highway safety for your children. Enrolling your kids in driving lessons will immerse them in driving theories that a lot of Australian drivers so desperately need. It will enable to them to understand as to why certain rules are the way they are. In the end allowing them to appreciate road rules and practice them.
To get the best of both worlds you might consider enrolling your kids to driving lessons and supplement their lessons by practicing with them in your own time. You may also offer to accompany them during the driving lessons if the driving school will allow it. To get the best driving classes contact Hiway Driving School and check out what you need to enroll.