Living L for passenger seat dads

LEARNING to drive isn't like it was when I was a youngster.

Back then it was six weeks on the L plates and after practising a few reverse parks, you booked in for a driving test.

If you passed you were let loose on the road with very little experience.

It's a far cry from the 100 hours and 12 months our children have to endure now before they even get a sniff of their P plates.

As a parent it is a hard slog teaching children to drive.

For a start, it's nerve-wracking.

Hanging on for dear life as your son rounds a roundabout in the wrong direction or kangaroo jumps the clutch at every intersection.

Then there is all the paper work involved. Logging every five minute drive to school or to the shops.

The latest smart phone app from RACQ sounds like a good idea and may have fixed some of the paperwork issues.

Now I can't wait until they release an app to teach young drivers how to release a clutch without putting their parent in a neck brace.

Gympie Times


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