For the teenager, getting a driver's license and receiving the keys to the car marks a rite of passage: freedom, independence, the road to adulthood. But one of the most traumatic moments in any parent's life is when his or her teenager earns the right to sit in the driver's seat.
As the parent watches the car disappear around the corner, two emotions take over: the visceral one, "Please God, bring him/her back safely", and a philosophical one, "My baby has grown up". This moment is both an ending and a beginning. These two points of view come together in this inspirational volume, a collaboration of a mother and her teenage son. They both understand that a license to drive is a metaphor for growing up and accepting responsibility -- exciting as well as sobering. This book reveals tips to help new drivers make wise decisions as well as how parents can make sure teens are "Road Ready". Uses road signs to illustrate this rite of passage. Fun to read. Reinforces values and morals. If you have a son or daughter, niece, nephew, or neighbour reaching driving age, this book will give solace to the parents and inspiration to the new driver as he or she takes off down the road of life.