The following is a contract for adolescent drivers and their parents courtesy of a “Dear Ann Landers” column printed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 6/29/2002. This was one of her last columns; her death was exactly one week earlier.
”It is understood and agreed that having a driver’s license and driving a car are privileges. Any privilege has to be earned, and it must be earned on a continuing basis. This means that driving privileges may be revoked due to an infraction of the following rules:
Signed this _____ day of ___________________, 20____
Newly Licensed Driver ___________________________ ”
NOTE: You can replace calling a taxi with calling an emergency contact, if agreed upon by parents and driver. Uber and Lyft may be additional options, but require passengers/app users to be 18 years old.
CLICK HERE for a Word document form that you can download, fill out and edit as you and your adolescent see fit.