For Kids Who Are Driving You Round The Bend

As they grow older, our children are constantly gaining more independence and a need to distance themselves from their parents. It’s their own way of making their mark on the world; a sort of can-do attitude with us as a safety net. It’s not something that we even think about, but it can hurt when their need to go out and do things goes against what you know to be safe, morally right or what you want to happen/do. Unfortunately, it’s a learning curb for both them and you, and it’s one of the rites of passage for growing up. That doesn’t mean that you can’t do certain things to help them – especially if they’re learning to drive.

For Kids Who Are Driving You Round The Bend

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Throwback Thursday: Memories of Buying My First Car

I didn’t learn to drive at 17. I waited a few years. Thinking back now I have no idea why. When I started learning to drive I was a scaredy cat. I honestly thought I would never pass my test let alone go out and buy my first car.

I remember that first lesson. My driving instructor was called Chris, a nice bloke who was very patient. I suppose all driving instructors need to have some sort of patience and calmness about them. So that first lesson he picked me up from my mum and dads and drove me to our local leisure centre car park. I just hoped no one saw me as it was across the road from where I worked!

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Driving Experiences with my Dad

To celebrate Father’s Day coming up on the 19th June I am writing this post dedicated to my dad and my driving experiences with him. 

So Let me first tell you a bit about my dad. 
He’s in his 80’s and still drives locally around his town popping to the shops or doctors. 
He’s been driving most of his life. Back when my dad started driving in the 1940’s there wasn’t much of a driving test. 
You just got in the car and drove around a bit! 
I always love to hear about his driving experiences and this quote is from him for when they used to take driving tests back then.
“They used to make us stop on a hill and get out to put an egg behind the tyre to see if you rolled back”
Haha, imagine doing that nowadays! 
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Dad drove Milk lorries back in the 1960’s and he still says today it was the best time of his life. 

Of course back then there were many little farms dotted about the Cornish countryside, on quiet roads. Not like the stresses on the roads that the lorry drivers have today.

Anyway my dad got lots of best driving badges which he say’s makes him a better driver on the roads today. Driving a lorry gave him much more road experiences. Especially when it comes to spatial awareness. Driving lorries down country lanes makes you so much more aware of what is around you.

When I’m out in the car with dad his judgement is excellent. He is really good at negotiating when trying to get past parked cars or finding that space you don’t think exists! 

Driving with my dad is fun. 

He always gives a running commentary. Especially when we are pottering around our local area. He likes to tell me things like when he was a boy our local hospital was just a large green field. Or this road used to be a horse and cart road and over there used to be a farm that I used to pick up milk from.

I love these times together.

One thing that my dad is very serious about is tyre safety. He always checks my husband’s tyres on his car when we go round there as he does a lot of miles for work. Its a running joke now!

My dad always says “the most important thing on a car is the tyres, as it’s the only thing in contact with the ground”

I have to agree with him. Tyre safety is so important nowadays and I know when you are driving your kids around you want to be in a car that’s safe and roadworthy. 

If you are looking to replace your tyres why not try Point-S. They sell top branded tyres at the best prices online through their booking system, and get them delivered to your nearest fitting centre.



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