It is your son’s 21st birthday next month, isn’t? You made him a promise on his 18th birthday, didn’t you? He has not forgotten it, has he? He has been constantly reminding you of it, and you do not want to go back on your word. Are you exploring all the options available to you? Have you saved enough money for the purpose? Well, is the money that you have saved not sufficient to buy a brand-new vehicle?
You don’t need to worry. Just explain to him your situation and buy him a cheap used car in Hong Kong. Before you buy him the vehicle, get a good instructor down to teach him driving. Do not hand the vehicle over to him until he is thoroughly trained and confident. Also, buy him a book that contains road rules and ask him to learn them. Instil in him the importance of adhering to rules. Make it a point to tell him to be cautious and not reckless when driving. Also, tell him that he should be sober at all times when driving.
As a parent, you should frequently advise him on the importance on safe driving. You should advise him until your advice gets entrenched in his mind. You should go also monitor the first few trips. Only when you are thoroughly sure of his driving competence, should you allow him to take the vehicle by himself. If you want to train your precious child to be independent, encourage him to either do a part-time job or save his pocket money to pump fuel to the vehicle. Ask him to also bear the cost of maintenance. Do not tell him where to go for maintenance. Tell him to check on the used car website. You should also remind him that all the money that you had saved has been used up on the vehicle and that you are now penniless.
It is also important to impose a night curfew. Do not let your son drive after 9.00 p.m. because night driving could be dangerous for someone recently learn driving. Moreover, tell him not to take friend around or offer lifts to strangers. Children do not usually take the advice given by parents seriously. It is up to the parents to make sure that the children are following the advice given by them. If you find that your child is not following the advice given by you, you have to take the vehicle away from her/him for some time to teach her/ him a lesson.