my dd will be taking her road test next week...
DD has had her licence now for a month.
The only time she drives is if she's going somewhere.
Before just letting your insurance company know, I would call around to as many insurance companies as you can think of and get quotes for insurance.
As Sara Palen would say, "Bless your little heart.
It varies by state, but I would definitely ask the insurance company before she even takes the road test. In Mass, it's not even an option to drive your friends around until you've had your license for 6 months without incident. It's also illegal to drive between 12:30 a.m and 5 a.m. until you're 18.
I agree with you about not letting her her drive around aimlessly. It's a waste of gas and can definitely lead to trouble.
My DD only has her permit (she just turned 16 and you have to be 16 1/2 to take the road test), but her friends who do have their licenses have pretty strict rules about where they can go and they all have to call from a land line to check in.
montana78 wrote:my dd will be taking her road test next week...
In our state there is mandatory ins, so you have to let them know when they get their license or they won't be covered in an accident.
We were fortunate in that most of the boys' friends parents were on the same page as we were. Even though the law allowed for one other non-family member teen most of their friends weren't allowed to offer rides to or get rides from other teens when they first got their license. After a couple months it was still at our discretion who they could ride with - if it was someone we knew well and had seen them drive we might let them; if it was someone we didn't know or had heard of unsafe driving habits we didn't. Here most kids were so excited about being able to drive they didn't really push the carpooling at first. There would be 6 or 8 cars for 6 or 8 new drivers lined up around our driveway/at the local store/etc.