You are probably wondering why you should bother learning how to drive when your parents can drop me or take a taxi to your destination. I do not disagree. There are alternative ways of getting from one place to another without using a car more so without driving the car yourself. However, there are many benefits associated with learning how to drive.

Learning how to drive is important because:

  • You are free. You can go anywhere you want at any time without inconveniencing another human being.
  • Teaches you responsibility. You learn to control, respect other drivers, pedestrians, and the rules required in driving. If you are not responsible, it could cost someone else their life.
  • It is a lifelong skill. You get to keep it even when you are 80 years old, and as long as you are sane in mind and physically fit, age cannot take the skill away from you.
  • You can make it into a career. You can be a truck driver, race cars for sport, taxi driving, among many other options.
  • You can use it as an Identification Card allowing you access to places or things you would have otherwise not gotten without your Identification Card.

In Canada, you need a driver’s license to drive a car. It is a document that gives you legal authority to be driving a motor vehicle on Canadian roads. Without it, driving becomes an offense, and you can be charged in a court of law. The process of acquiring a drivers’ license in Canada varies depending on the province.

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