Next week is the big week. Arthur will be taking the official drive test and should he pass (fingers crossed), he will be getting his driver’s license. Currently, he’s cruising around town with my husband or myself in the car; because he merely has a driver’s permit and cannot drive alone (without a licensed adult) until he obtains his actual driver’s license. So, I’m excited to say the least. I feel confident he will do well. This is crazy (or you may think I’m crazy), but over the past several months I’ve spent roughly $1,200 bucks on driving lessons from a professional teen driving school. The reason I did this is because I truly want Arthur to be ready to drive when he starts college in the Fall and I figured he’d really understand the rules of driving if it were taught by a professional driving instructor rather than myself or my husband.
After driving for 15 years, I may teach him some bad habits and I really don’t want my kid picking up my bad driving habits (not that I truly have any, but just in case. You know what I mean – right?) Of course, I always stop at stop signs and red lights, but I also make right-hand turns on red lights, which I don’t advise any new driver’s to do. Because an inexperienced driver, such as my son may not be able to judge whether on coming traffic is far enough away and taking a chance on a right-hand turn could be risky. So right-hand turns should only be made on green lights only – until you’ve garnered enough confidence and experience to safely swing right on a red light.
Enough of my blabbing…keep your fingers and toes crossed that this kid gets his driver’s license, because my husband is absolutely tired of shuffling (accompanying) him around town. I don’t mind driving him to school or anywhere he needs to go, but my husband says “Enough is enough” and thinks “…it’s time for Arthur to do his own driving – alone!” Well…we’ll see.
The Audi A5 is a nice car and we are thinking about possibly purchasing a pre-owned Audi for Arthur soon. Does anyone recommend this car (or not)?