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At What Age Would You Allow Your Child To Start Driving?

Hello brothers and sisters in the house. My comment:

Children/teens of nowadays have alot of opportunities & privileges. One of it is the privilege given to them by their parents. But most of them are misusing this opportunity. I think that before achild should start driving he or she should have reached at least the age 18 years, because they will have matured a little, although not everyone at that age will have been matured in mind & some would have also got matured in mind before the age of 18yrs, because there are some people who are even above teenage level I mean early in late twenties and you still find them behaving childish when

They are supposed to be correcting the teens.

One thing I thought of is that maturity matters most when it comes to driving.

I'll love to hear your own opinion. Thank you.

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Was so determined to drive dat I saw myself driving in my dreams at 15 I was driving n wen I drive pass people D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ will say look @ dat small girl driving n I drive like a man. I think d age don't really matter is d mind.

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I started driving at age of 9 and at the age of

12 has started moving my Grandfather's 911.

My child, male or female will start driving any time

he or she feels up to it. Don't have any beef about

that

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A child should NEVER drive!!!!

Child = a baby or infant. !!!

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yh umm i heard that in England (Uk) that the driving licence is going to change from 17 to 21 is this correct as i am 16 right now and i dont no if i can drive next year when im 17, ?

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driving is a serous thing but most poeple dont know this 18 years is okay to start but mind you its a dangerous thing. i started around 16 but men thank God for most of my friends had accident cos they took driving not serously. driving a car is to be included in our school curriculum

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start driving when ur legs can touch the pedals and ur eye view can see beyond the hood (without a pillow under ur bum bum)

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My elder cousin and myself learnt how to drive together he was 22 and I was 17 .

I think age doesnt matter,

if an individual is physically and mentally ready for the challenge

HE/SHE should GO AHEAD (But pls with an INSTRUCTOR)

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Let's just abide by the law:start learning by 16;start driving by 18 and even then on condition that he/she exhibits commensurate maturity.

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It is not you that will tell people you are a good driver, it is people that will tell you.

Am 42 but there are things i can learn from even a 3 year old child. No shame in it.

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hi guys/gals,

If i can the topic right, i think it borders on age and not the payable fees at driving schools.It may interest you to know that the answer depends on who and with what background.I can see people suggesting 15,16, 17 and so on , forgetting that some people dont get to drive until 25,26,27,28 and so on.I for instance learnt how to drive on my own thru watching my people, cab ,taxis and molue's drivers drive way back when i was 14/15 years,but i took the car out the first time at 17.yet i can convinently tell people that i can drive.The irony of it is that a man of 31 recently saw me driving and told me to come teach him how to drive.That is the different world we live in.

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You can start learning to drive here at 16 (must be supervised by a fully liscenced adult)

At 18 you can get your Probationary licence (solo but your not allowed to drive with any alcohol in your system or a high powered car (125kw per ton (170hp per ton))

then after 3 years you are automatically granted a full license and you can have a BAC of 0.05 and drive any car you want.

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you are absolutely right !!

so it is very expensive - and to start as a beginner when u buy a car ,the insurance is very expensive too.

sometimes I really wonder how 18 yo kids can efford all that since they doesn't make much money at that age.

most of them collect money for birthdays for years from family members so can start driving school when they have the money together.

I remember my licence had cost 750.- DM = 375.- € 25 yrs ago - and THAT was alot of money back then also !

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It costs 1500 in Germany if you pass every thing the first time.

But it can also come up to 3000€,

It is not the you pay up to 25/30 € an hour and you must have 20 hours. Plus pther extras.

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I went to a driving school and got my Nigerian License legally at 16 (which was the age allowed by law). unofficially started at 12. We might think 'Nigerian driving school, what do they know?' Everything I learnt helped in passing my UK driving test first time when I moved to England.

I think 16 is about right on avg.

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!8 is good enough.

A car is a weapon and you just do not put a weapon in the hands of a child.

In Nigeria you have to be 18 by law. Everyother thing is backdoor method.

In fact if i could i will even increace the age for boys.

Here you get it at 18 and the first two years are on trial. If you Bleep up they take it from you.

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I started driving at 15 with my learners permit. Got my lisence at 16. Same thing is gonna happen to my children.

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u gte a learners permit in Nigeria? they do dat now?

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in nigeria you may get a learners permit at sixteen

and a driver's license at eighteen

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officially 18 unofficially 15

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I've been secretly driving since I was 10,

when my family leave me Home Alone

I Drove mainly Porsche because it has automatic gears and I can see through front and rear-view windows

I'm now 15 and I can proudly say I'm an expert in driving.

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i started driving at 23 but my chilren would start at d age of 17 / 18 Gods grace

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seun, in your own words define DRIVING, not in terms of a car just in general

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casper, I don't thing that driving with the aid of an adult over 21 really counts as driving!

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some states in america permit children to start driving at the age of 13, 14 but with the aid of an adult above 21 until the kid is 18 then he can drive alone, that is wrong why should a child start driving as soon as the child is a TEENAGER?

that is he couintry that claims to be the best in the world, silly rules.

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My child would start driving when she:

- Buys her first car, and

- Is old enough to get a driving license!

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here u start driving at 17, its the law

there's no certain age in Nigeria, but i think u can start driving at 16.

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I started at age of 20 because i dont have a strong mind but, my children will start at 16-17.

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officially on road at 18, I started driving at 18, I will did same to my child.

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Sometimes you can't monitor it esp in naija, you think say your pikin dey have fun, no know say hin dey drive for road.

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I know I am not a parent, but my dad wants me to start driving when I am either

17 or 18

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