Children driving. Do I need to teach driving a car from childhood?
I do not believe that children can be put behind the wheel and taught exactly how to drive. I think it would be wiser when the child is traveling with you in the car, to regularly tell him why we turn on the turn signals, why we do not go to a red light, why we miss the obstacle on the right, etc. and all by illustrative example. Also, you need to talk about the possible consequences of breaking the rules (otherwise in cartoons cars fall, get up and go further)).
Then, if a person from childhood sees a clear positive example of adults, becoming a driver himself will be responsible for observing the rules and think about his safety and everyone around him.
Driving experience will help you better understand drivers and be more careful on the road. The child will know from his own experience how the car stops, that it does not stop quickly. That the driver does not see everything, he has blind spots. Along the way, an excuse to study traffic rules (this is the most important). And on top of that, driving a car is a useful general developmental process that actively trains a young brain: developing a sense of size, synchronizing hands / cerebral hemispheres, training continuous attention, etc. All this in the process of learning to drive takes place at an increased level of excitement, which gives a rather interesting effect in terms of childlike composure, accuracy, discipline and increased mental activity.
But it is important to remember that a child is still driving. And you need to teach him, including rather specific children's things. It is very important. For example, awareness of possible dangers, such as safety precautions. To put in front of a dangerous (within reasonable limits, you can use conventions) situation, making it clear how much you need to be careful and what it threatens. In general, initially, learning to drive is an inevitable fear, but one does not need to be afraid of it, no one has died of fear yet. They will be afraid of the moment when the fear will go away. When it seems that you know everything, you are able and you are not afraid of anything. Now this is already dangerous, and here those skills of getting out of difficult situations that were taught, on which they trained no matter what, will be very useful. To create conditions for the child that promote the development of feelings of self-preservation in the car and on the road in general. Adults have it, and the child needs to be taught by creating various situations and accumulating the corresponding valuable experience. In this case, it will really be possible to talk about the fact that learning from childhood allows you to raise excellent drivers who have developed good professional skills from childhood. It gives a head start, it's really cool.
PS I will add. The only thing, I see no reason to teach exactly how to drive those children who, due to their age / height, cannot fully drive a car. Those. about 5 years is a little too much. There is a time for everything. Just turn the wheel - you can, of course, entertain the child. But nothing more ...
It is necessary to teach the child to drive, because now in our world it is very relevant, fashionable and necessary. After all, knowing how to drive a car, you can do so much in a day, redo things. Plus, at an older age, it will be more difficult to learn, in a young child, the child grasps everything on the fly. My very first driving happened at the age of 14. Moreover, children who want to drive get great pleasure from driving. Plus this is a great skill in life, because there is no one to be independent to get in the car and go do your business, how great it is! Even more so in our time.
You can partly agree with this idea. I live in the Tula region, we recently held a network of events in Tula, where, under the supervision of traffic police instructors, children drove karts, trying to follow the rules of the road. I read about this in our local newspaper.
After such classes, the children became more meaningful and more serious about the rules of the road. They began to understand that driving a car is not only fun, but also very responsible.
Yes, if driving is taught from an early age, that's good. My grandfather's chauffeur, a professional, taught my uncle (his son) to drive from the age of 5, and I found out about it after the death of my grandfather.
To my question: "How did you drive if you didn't reach the pedals?" The uncle replied: "Dad controlled the pedals, and I turned the steering wheel."
Uncle drives a car very well, just like grandpa.
A neighbor in the garden married a woman with a child and also taught Igor to drive, probably at the age of 14, and maybe even earlier.
In Odnoklassniki I have a gypsy girl as a friend, and my father taught me how to drive a car at the age of 14.
It is necessary from an early age to teach thrifty accurate driving, so that young people do not think how to drive with a breeze, but drove so that the car was on the move for a long time and was without a scratch!
All the best!
I myself know the sad statistics where children from the age of 12 were put behind the wheel of a car and taught to ride. And in the future, after obtaining a license, some of them got into accidents, some were fatal, others were slightly crushed or turned around in the snow and the car crashed into a post. In children, the sense of self-preservation is not very developed, so such cases have happened. First they do and then they think, the feeling will stop in the head, it does not always work on time.