As you guys know, I have been taking my son to college twice a week like he is a 4 year old going to pre-school. (And the other days I drive him to work - but we work in the same building, so I claim energy consciousness)
Now, I am not sure what the insurance costs are where you live. In SoFla, it is cost prohibitive. Which is a nasty circle really. People can't afford insurance, drive like maniacs, crash into others, cause insurance rates to rise, and then more people can't afford insurance. You get the idea. (yes, I am getting off the soapbox now)
When Cab turned 16, the insurance company raised my car insurance from $800 for 6 months, to......... $3,800 for 6 months!!! For those who don't like math, that is like a $500 a month! A wee bit pricey for a 16 year old kid.
Now, don't jump to conclusions. He has no record, no tickets, no accidents. Nothing. .
For a single mom (well, I was newly married, but my hubby lived in another state) that chunk o' change was a little out of my dinky budget . (plus, the video game addicted sloth had no job.)
The super expensive insurance company told me as long as he only had a learner's permit, he would be listed (as a courtesy) on the policy for nothing!
Comes the 17th & 18th birthdays, rinse and repeat.
He doesn't have his license, no expensive insurance, Camry at your service.
He now has a job (after much cajoling, bribing and nagging) working with his stepfather.
We are looking for a car, but the next hurdle is actually passing the driving test.
Until then, its mommy taxi for me. (sigh!)