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It is a very difficult age when a lot of my children’s friends older brothers and sisters have passed their driving tests and you presume their parents are dropping off your children safely back home only to realise as your child steps out of the car that it is the older brother who has driven like a bat out of hell down our quiet road and wheel screeching, music blaring and full of his mates is the driver. I am annoyed that a curt curticy phone call from the parent to ask is it ok if my child drops your child home seems too much to ask. If I knew he would be the driver then I would have collected my child myself particularly knowing what I know now about his driving. Please to all parents out there with children driving can you please let parents know if they are driving their child home.


Posted by curlytops, 5th February 2014


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  • I think you need to be responsible, not your kids friends parents… I hear what you are saying, but ultimately they did nothing wrong I don’t think. my son is an amazing driver!

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  • My daughter has her green P’s and although a great drive ( reversed park successfully first time too ) , I still tell her to slow down and give her a pep talk about safety etc. I think there is a limit and sometimes if the consequence it drastic , they might then learn to be careful. It is diffilcult as a parent , but do talk to him as safety is about everyone .

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  • Not good at all, exciting for your child, bit of independence for them……but heart attack time for you :/ Now you know, next time I’ld be asking who would be doing drop off or would you be picking up,etc

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  • nice and exellent to read the story

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  • you should have been told, but I dont think any parent wants to admit to their kid being a reckless driver, and thus no call

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  • Definitely you should have been told if the arrangement was that the parent was going to drop your child off.

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  • Young people who drive like this should be taken off the road.

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  • I would not be happy at all!

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  • that is so disrespectful! they should drive them home themselves!

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  • oh wow thats dangerous :S

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  • It is absolutely wrong and dangerous… really need to keep an eye on them!!

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  • exactly!!!!!!!! Thanks for raising this issue

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  • Our teens were told never to get into a car with anyone who had been drinking alcolhol. In Queensland there is nil tolerance for P plates so their mates organise a designated driver who does not drink. They take it in turns to be the designated driver, otherwise they catch the bus, or pay for a cab, or walk home together from the venue if local. Otherwise, we will pick them up.

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  • Did you ask your child never to get into a car with p plate drivers? I am in the same situation, but my kids know that only the parents can drive otherwise they call me and I collect them. I had an instance where a father pulled up dropping my daughter home with an opened can of bourbin in the console. Needless to say she no longer got a lift from them again.


    • No way! People who drink and drive are idiots.

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