If you’ve got kids approaching driving age, then you’ve probably started to think about whether they should get trained up to go behind the wheel. Or maybe they’ve already been bringing up the subject over the dinner table for many months! Of course, it needs some investment, regarding time and money, but getting a driving licence can open-up a whole new world of opportunities for your youngsters, as they begin to find their feet and possibly prepare to move out of the family home. Here are some of the top perks when it comes to them getting a licence.
No more ‘parent taxi service’
One of the biggest perks to your kids getting a driving licence must be the end to all that “mum, can you take me to town?”, “dad, can you pick me up?” While most parents are happy to ferry their children around, it can become a bit too much sometimes. So, imagine the freedom that both you and your son or daughter will have when they have their own licence to drive. For your kids, it also allows them to gain their independence, to go where they want to go – and when they want to.
Getting a driving licence is a new skill, one which stays with all who learn for life. All those hours practising on the roads, combined with the reading up of the highway codes and laws, is one big learning process. Also, at the end of it all, your kids have earnt their independence and mobility. It’s well worth it, and helps to build confidence amongst young people too! Check out Homers Driving School if you’re looking to get your son or daughter some lessons.
Helping with university life
If your children are planning to go away and study at university, learning to drive will be a big asset. Not only will they be able to get themselves there, with all their luggage and equipment, they’ll also be able to get around easily in the new place where they’ll be living. Making life a little easier, with more time to hit the books.
Boosting work prospects
If your son or daughter is looking for work and doesn’t have a driving licence, their opportunities will be limited. Some jobs require individuals to be mobile, as in able to drive. This could be for getting around to meetings if you’re a sales rep, for example, or traveling to customers. They may also need a car to get to and from an office, which is in the countryside – and not connected to public transport. Having a driving licence will open-up more work options.
More freedom for all
If your youngsters learn to drive, not only will they boost their work and study opportunities, they will gain more overall freedom. As they grow into adults, this is important. They will take responsibility for running a car and will be able to make plans to travel – without you having to take the strain!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.