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5 Reasons Why You Should Help Your Kids Practice Driving

The thought of your child getting behind the wheel can be scary for a lot of parents. Helping them learn can make the process a bit easier…

by Eilidh

Your kids are growing up and they are ready to get on the road. This is one of many significant milestones you will experience as a parent, and for many it is the most nerve-wracking. As parents, we treasure every milestone, even if it scares us that our kids are getting that much closer to independence. You were there for the first few steps, the potty training and their first day at school – so why not be part of learning to drive, too?

1. Bonding

Gone are the days when your little angels used to follow you around and cling on to your hand. During the teenage years, it’s common for you to grow apart from your kids as everything you do seems to be embarrassing for them! Getting into the car together could be a great way to reconnect as you work towards that final goal together.

2. They’re more likely to pass

The DSA recommends that learner drivers have at least 22 hours private practice on top of their lessons to increase their chance of passing their test. Also, studies undertaken by Nextbase have shown that those who practice with their parents are up to four times more likely to pass their test first time.

3. Saving money

Driving lessons can be very expensive. Complimenting your child’s lessons with private practice means that they will learn more quickly. With our Learner Driver Insurance you can get your child insured on your car from as little as two hours (which is a great length for a lesson!), right up to 90 days. Take a look at our calculator to see just how much learning to drive can cost, and how private practice can reduce the financial burden.

4. Flexibility

Young people are SO busy! Between lessons, exams, socialising and work, it can be quite difficult to arrange driving lessons to suit them. If your child has a particularly busy week, it can be very handy for a parent to take them out to practice. Especially as driving instructors have an equally busy schedule.

5. Peace of mind

It can be scary thinking of your child on the road, especially when you can’t see them for yourself. By being next to them, you can get peace of mind as you realise that they’re not half bad!

Are you thinking of teaching your child to drive? Make sure you read up on helping your teenager to learn to drive. Not convinced – why not just try it out? You can get a quote for as little as two hours and give it a go with Veygo Learner Driver Insurance.


Hi I'm Eilidh 👋 I joined Veygo for a 3 month internship in June 2018 and loved it so much I decided to stay! I've been driving for 4 years and, despite being an awful singer, I am known to belt out performances of my fave songs in my car 👩‍🎤

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