Driving Bein Hazmanim: At what Age Do You Allow Your Children to Drive?

It’s almost Bein Hazmanim, and that means there will hundreds – if not thousands – of young and inexperienced drivers added to the roads in and around Lakewood.

At what age do you allow YOUR son or daughter to get behind the wheel?

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  1. I took lessons and drive at 16 (permit) 18 Licence,
    Many of my friends parents complained to my parents why they’re letting me drive etc.

    Little did they know that while I took lessons and learnt to drive with my parents blessing and teaching. They’re children all drive behind they’re parents backs, and some got into accidents (and drive off)

    These were regular kids.
    So for my kids I’d rather teach them the safe healthy way! And know what they’re up to.
    Especially with the boys, chances are your kids at that age drive weather you know it or not!
    So do yourself a favor and teach them instead of shunning it

  2. Teach your children by example to have derech eretz in all situations, especially on the road, and give them confidence that they can handle the roads. We all started out as young drivers and our parents believed in us. Let’s have confidence in our children. Thats how they grow into confident adults, B’ezras Hashem!
    Safe driving and a Chag Kosher V’Someach!

  3. Growing up in NY, you were allowed to get ur permit at 16. With drivers Ed u were then allowed to get ur license by 16.5. For those who did not take driver’s Ed they were allowed to get their license by 17. I would allow my children to do the same.

  4. Last ben hazmanim I spent hours going back and forth to an autobody shop and managing without my car for a few days since a bachur backed into me. Its really annoying in the pre yt traffic. Parents, please be considerate of other people and don’t allow your kids who dont know how to drive, drive.

  5. I got my permit at 15 & 9 months & my license at 16. So whatever the youngest age is I’m fine with it.
    When I traveled to New York I drove in the city with my permit before I was even 16 & i was fine.

  6. It has very little to do with age. It has much more to do with maturity, good judgement and basic awareness. It also has to do with basic mentschlechkeit and knowledge of driving laws.

  7. Why does the picture of this article have to be of a major car accident. Why can’t it be a simple picture of Bochurim coming home from Yeshiva? Most of them And hopefully all of them will not get into a car accident.

    • Maybe the accident picture is being used as a reinforcement of what happens when one drives dangerously. Young & old driver’s alike can & should learn from this.

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