Teaching someone to drive!
December 13, 2017 7:18am CST
Have you ever done this? Happy Wednesday all! I am headed to some work training this week in a suburb with the glorious hours of... 8 am to 5pm. Crazy normal right? My little sister (15 years old) passed her written permit test on Monday. Now the fun part begins. Me and my older sister are tasked in teaching her to drive. My mom has horrible anxiety about driving so she will not be helping. In Minnesota, after you take a drivers ed course, you take a written test for the permit at the DMV, and THEN you are expected to be behind the wheel with a licensed adult over 21 for a minimum of 50 hours before you can do your official "behind the wheel" "student driver" experience. I find this a little bit backwards as for her first time driving... I would love to sit shotgun with an emergency brake pedal at my feet. lol! At any rate I think on Sunday I will take her out for a spin. We have some abandoned fair grounds and parking lots that might be good for practicing Have you ever taught someone how to drive? Advice needed!
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• United States
Exactly. You have to do 50 hours of driving time with a licensed driver over 21 years old. And THEN aftwr that point you do a "behind the wheel" program where you drive with a professional instructor in their companys car. They take you around the city andon highways for a total of 30 hours. They also have specially made cars with an emergency brake pedal on the passenger side.
• Bunbury, Australia
@maezee That's a great way to learn to drive. Hopefully it turns out competent drivers. Here, potential drivers have a logbook and have to do so many hours driving including x miles on gravel roads, x miles at night and I think maybe you're supposed to do some driving in the rain. Not sure about the last bit.
It is better let her learn in the professional motor training school vehicle especially four wheeler. Teaching with owned vehicle would not give the student clarity and perfection. I tried teaching my sister at home, but best way is motor training school.