As teens get older, the prospect of soon be able to drive itself is very attractive to them. However, it can be a complete nightmare for parents. Many teenagers start asking for a motorcycle rather than passenger vehicles like this type of approach. If you allow your teenager to get a motorcycle? This can be a difficult decision to make and one that should not be made quickly.
There are several advantages to allowing your teen to have a motorcycle. For one, they can only have one other passenger with them. That is if you let it. Some parents make the rules no passengers for the first year. It is a personal decision. Many passenger vehicle accidents occur because of a car full of kids and it was a huge distraction. They also will not be able to hide alcohol motorcycles as they can with passenger vehicles. After being a teenager so self we know this is a likely scenario in the car.
For most, buying a used motorcycle for your teenager will be cheaper than buying a used car for them. Insurance can also be cheaper too in many cases. Cost of gas they would burn will also be significantly less than for cars.
You will have to take an honest look at how responsible your teenager. For those who have allowed their teens to ride and operate off road motorcycles for years, then the problem would not be as great. This is because you know that they are able to handle the equipment and know how to properly operate it. If your teen has a need for speed or take risks you will need to be more careful with this decision. You will also have the problem of how your teen will get around when the weather is cold or too bad to operate a motorcycle entered
For the most part, if you agree to allow your teenager to get a motorcycle, you should be able to reach agreement on the terms and conditions of this place. Start with safety requirements. Is your teenager willing to wear a motorcycle helmet without fail all the time when operating the bike? Some teenagers are too concerned with their hair or looking like a dork in front of their friends to agree with this. If they will not then the motorcycle definitely should not be considered.
Is your teenager willing to take a motorcycle safety course? If they do not want to give up one week to engage in activities like this, do you really want to turn it loose with the machine? Regardless of the power behind a particular model of motorcycle, they will ride their bikes to the other cars on the road.
Once you have discussed the guidelines and provisions allowing your teenager to get a motorbike, you will have a clearer picture of what your teens are willing to do for it. If they are willing to abide by the rules then you have to trust them to make the right decision. It is a good idea to put the agreement in writing, and consequences for breaking them. This way everyone is clear about what is expected of them regarding this decision.
It can be difficult to let our children to grow up. The ritual that comes with getting a driver's license is not easy for most parents. That allows them to be on their own and operate a motorcycle is a difficult decision and one parents should make all the time. As a parent, it is your responsibility to do what is in the best interests of your teenager even if they disagree with the decision.