I do think, however, that every student driver needs a sign of some sort on top of his car, much like the Caution sign here. Maybe add New Drive On Board kind of thing. This is information EVERYONE on the road needs to have. The other sign, however, the one beside the Caution sign, needs to be issued to the parent of the child with the permit. They are going to need that sign a lot. Just hold it up, no need to yell.
I remember one of the first times I rode with my daughter, my oldest child. She hadn’t been driving too very long and I let her drive to visit my parents. It was about a twenty minute drive on narrow, winding country roads. There wasn’t much traffic on those roads, and it’s a good thing too. I was afraid for my life!
It was indeed a rough road, the entire drive. I just wanted to
While riding with my daughter I devised a plan. When we arrived at my parents’ house I let her rip.
My dad is a retired truck driver. He was a professional driver for most of his adult life, and a very good driver at that. When we walked through the back door of their house, both of my parents were sitting at the kitchen table.
I said, ‘Dad, I have an idea. I think you should teach my darling daughter to drive.”
He asked me why.
I said to him, “There are a few reasons actually. One, you are retired now and have a lot of time on your hands. (I think this was while my mom was still working).
Two, you were a professional driver for many years. You have the knowledge and experience to train her well.
And three, your life expectancy isn’t as long as mine.”
He declined and we’ve all survived.
My daughter and I, by mutual consent, decided shortly thereafter not to ride together while she was driving.We’ve pretty much stuck with that plan. I’m not saying my daughter is a bad driver, but old habits die hard, I guess.