We start them young around here.
At first they guide the wheel while sitting on our laps.
But soon it gets pretty squashy!
As soon as they can reach the pedals and see over the wheel,
they are perched on their own in the driver's seat.
Farm kids HAVE to learn to drive early.
Not just because they looooove it and there are no police in the paddocks.
But because we need extra drivers when we are moving machinery around.
and God forbid there might one day be an accident happen to the adult
and they need to get to the front gate.
(yes we have tested this one, but the accident happened only 100m from the front gate!)
To meet an ambulance that would never find them in the thousands of acres.
and I've been told that kids who learn early on farms are at a less risk of a serious accident on the public roads as young adults.
And that's why I like them learning now!