Originally Posted by SxyRdr
Reading through all of these, I guess I must be the most horribly negligent mommy in the world.
16 y/o rode my CBR1000RR to school the other day since he took it to get inspected for me. He rode his dad's R12RT to school this morning because he doesn't have a Gerbings plug on his V-Strom yet.
Can this concern be compared to other things that we get nervous about when it signifies handing over responsibility for their safety directly to them. Handling sharp knives, guns/hunting, joining the military,... going off to college.... any of those types of activities.
Many have already talked about educating our children and recognizing their strengths and weaknesses in helping to determine whether or not they're ready for the responsibility. It does make me feel good that there are some really good parents out there taking care of their kids.