We have two teenagers, ages 16 and 18 at this point. Neither has any interest in learning to drive. I'm happy about this, maybe even proud of this. Should I be?
I learned when I was 23. I've never owned a car in my own name. My wife and I co-owned a few, but now the family car is in her name alone. And it's very small. I get around by bike and public transport; I've been doing this as long as my kids can remember. I suspect I have, in some fashion, modeled a lifestyle where a car isn't quite essential.
Nonetheless, there are times when I need a car. Yesterday I borrowed one; occasionally I rent one. Obviously, I keep my license up to date.
Anyway, about these kids. I think I'll give them a few years to get comfortable with responsibility, independence, maturity, and that kind of thing; but sooner or later they're going to have to learn to drive. I'm not really thrilled about that, but I think it's the right thing to do. Have you had to deal with this, or is this in your future? How did you? How will you?