Parents: What Type Of Personality Are You When It Comes To Driving Lessons?

Parents: What Type Of Personality Are You When It Comes To Driving Lessons?

08 Nov

By Tom Boote

Are you a drill sergeant, a worshipper, a skipper or a team-mate? Experts have identified the four types of parent when it comes to teaching their children how to drive.

Goodyear have created a ‘parent personality’ quiz so people can work out exactly which category they fall into. Click on the button below to take the quiz.

Parent Personality Quiz

Goodyear spokeswoman Kate Rock said: “Any parent who has been in a car with a child, whether you’re coaching them or not, knows it’s a stressful time for you both, especially as other drivers on the road are so unpredictable.

“While we may worry about others’ driving, this research suggests that how you act in the car can also have an effect on your child’s own driving experience.

“Overall, it’s important to remain calm and advise your child to the best of your ability, but always remember if you feel out of your comfort zone, it’s safer for you – and your child – to hand over the coaching to someone else.”

The study found that drill sergeants are the most common parent personality type, accounting for a third of all parents in the UK, while worshippers are rarer with just one in ten parents falling into this demographic.

Kate Rock added: “Parents who are supplementing driving lessons with home practice should always try to discuss the dos and don’ts with their official instructor, or even look to join a few lessons with their child.

“Not only will this create a safer driving environment for ourselves and others on the road, but also ultimately guide your child to passing their test and becoming a safe road user.”

Goodyear also recommends parents take extra lessons themselves to brush up on their own driving skills and mitigate any bad habits before helping others.

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