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My oldest son is 17 (will be 18 this September 😯) and we are now starting to work again in earnest on getting his license. He took driver’s ed back in the fall of 2018, but never showed much interest. Perhaps he was intimidated by it. Then he had a minor incident in a parking lot (no damage, no injuries, except to his pride and confidence) and he didn’t want to drive any more. Fast forward to this spring, and he’s bugging me to get his Texas DPS 30-hour driving log finished. I’m sure it has a lot to do with more of his friends driving now.


It’s interesting to me how so many kids are putting off driving these days. I’m sure a lot of it has to do with so much of the kids’ social lives being online these days. I will say, though, that I’m much more comfortable in the car with him this time around. He seems much more confident, and I’m not cringing in the right seat as we pass parked cars. Even though he hasn’t driven much, his decision making process is much better, and he doesn’t get flustered as easily.

Maybe 16 is just too young to get a license?

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