Any parent of teens or young adults know that opportunities to spend time together are rare (outside of lockdown, of course), so it’s not a surprise that 56% of parents appreciated being able to spend time with their young driver. If you live in a busy household, it may also be a opportunity to have time 1:1 with your son or daughter without interruption.
Whilst we may fear it’s going to be a white-knuckle ride, full of arguments and possibly tears, more often than not it is much calmer. Of course you’re both alert to what is happening in the car and on the road, but it’s just nice to be together and appreciate each other’s company. As they become more confident, you may even get the chance for a chat or to just quietly listen to the radio as you drive.
What parents had to say…
“… it's amazing having my baby boy driving me around, blows my mind.”
“My son drives with a smile on his face. He absolutely loves it and I'm so proud”