I recently had a daughter turn 16 and as I watch another group of kids that I have known start driving, it reminds me of the importance of talking to your children about the responsibility they are taking on. I encourage parents of new drivers to adopt a contract with their teenagers that cover all of your expectations. The following contract was originally written by Bruce Hagen, an attorney in Georgia, and modified with his permission by my daughter’s dad and me.
Driving Privileges Agreement:
I, __________________________, recognize that my parents are giving me permission to drive a car and I understand the responsibility that operating a car entails. I am aware that driving a car is a very serious matter. I agree to the following with my initials: