Experts Push for Kids to Start Driving at 12

Twelve year-olds can’t even make a bed. Why we would trust them behind the wheel beats me:

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport has developed a pilot program designed to teach children to drive properly before having potentially damaging lessons with a well-meaning parent.

The two-hour course for students aged 12 to 18 includes classroom instruction on road safety, driver attitude and an off-road driving lesson.

CAMS president Andrew Papadopoulos said the course aimed to reduce Australia’s road toll, especially among young adult males.

Mr Papadopoulos wants the pilot rolled out at schools across the state.

“We do sex education from an early age, we don’t expect them to go out and have sex at that early age,” he said.

“It’s a matter of learning.”

Kids already drive at school – they drive their teachers crazy!

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2 Responses to “Experts Push for Kids to Start Driving at 12”

  1. John Tapscott Says:

    A lot of young children drive to the farm gate to catch the school bus. Anywhere in rural districts on school days you can see vehicles parked just inside gates waiting for their juvenile drivers to come home from school. I suspect driving cars and making beds are very different issues.

    Making beds doesn’t exactly turn me on. When my wife was away for a couple of weeks she came home and began castigating me because I had not made the bed nor changed the sheets. I pointed out to her that her side of the bed was perfectly clean as nobody had slept there while she was away. She couldn’t see my point and violently stripped the sheet and blankets from the top of the bed only to burst out laughing at what she found, sharing the bed only inches from where I was lying.

    There, on the bottom sheet, poised to strike was a rather large scorpion. I am thankful I’m not a restless sleeper.

    • Michael G. Says:

      I think my wife would be interested in getting the scorpions contact details. She would appreciate such evidence of my own incompetence around the house.

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