What must we do? The answer is not easy, you have to assess whether there is a real need, whether they are mature and responsible enough, make calculations, negotiate…
When the dreaded day comes when our kids say “Mom, I want a motorcycle” it’s time to do it
sit down and consider many things as regards. And it is that riding a motorcycle has many practical advantages, since it is a very manoeuvrable vehicle that allows to avoid traffic jams, allows short trips around the city without having to worry about parking or going into the center, reach the destination sooner, they have low consumption and their repairs and maintenance are cheap.
But of course, and since you can drive a motorcycle from the age of 15, as parents it still seems early and dangerous to put a vehicle with these characteristics in the hands of the young people at home. So what shall we do? The answer is not easy, you have to assess whether there is a real need, whether they are mature and responsible enough, make calculations, negotiate… That is why AMV experts give us a series of tips to
help us make the best decision.
First of all, one of the first things we should consider when deciding whether or not to allow our son a motorcycle
if you really need it. How’s your commute going? What positive and negative changes would a motorcycle bring to your life? It helps, in these cases where emotions sometimes overwhelm us, to make a written list of the pros and cons to see things a little more clearly, whether it would be good for them to ride the motorcycle to class. go, whether they will free us to make certain trips (extracurricular classes, doctors, sports centers, etc.) or even if it can help us in our daily life and they can run certain errands for us.
Most parents think their kids are great at everything except a few little things that need polishing because they’re not grown up yet. It is precisely those things that are still being polished, that we need to cold-bloodedly analyze to find out whether they are ready to have a motorcycle, as if they will always put on their helmet correctly and whether or not they will wear it strapped. If you respect speed limits and traffic rules and want to learn how to drive correctly or if you think more about showing off in front of your friends. If they take care of the vehicle and have it ready. And so on until we have thought of all the possibilities, because one thing is certain: no one knows our children better than we do, so we are the most qualified people to make this difficult decision.
Another issue that you need to think about coolly is expenses. Although motorcycles are generally cheaper than cars, there will be several costs to consider, such as the purchase of the vehicle itself, the driving school to pass the driver’s license – you have to take a practical test and another theory test -, the insurance, which young people is more expensive than adults; petrol, repairs, spare parts, overhauls…
In addition to the right helmet and accessories to protect them in the event of an accident. Even consider possible fines. It happens to all drivers at some point and it’s likely our kids are no exception.
Source: La Verdad