Finding the cheapest auto insurance for young drivers
I was a nervous wreck when my son – my only child – started driving. He’s never been the most responsible kid when it came to things like doing chores or homework. But, I don’t know, I trusted him. He never lied to me and always came through when I needed him to.
So, when he begged me to let him take the car to prom, I hesitated at first. We all know the horror stories about prom night, kids drinking and driving and all the scary things that a parent worries about. But then I thought, you know what. It boils down to one thing. Do I trust my kid? And I do. So, I let him.
When he first got his permit, we realized we were going to have to make some changes to our car insurance so I took a lot of time doing my research. It wasn’t really about who has the cheapest auto insurance. I was more concerned with finding a policy that left us with good coverage for a fair price. Luckily, I found a great policy so that was one less thing to worry about.
Prom night came and I let my son take the newer car. He and his friends were all dressed up, I wasn’t going to make them drive the old beat up family mini-van that I made him take to soccer practice. Anyway, I was waiting up for him because I really wanted to hear about his night. I knew he had a huge crush on his date. He didn’t tell me flat out, mind you, but it’s not hard to pick up on these things.
I was dozing off on the couch when my call rang. It was him. I answered and the first thing he said was, “Don’t freak out, I’m okay.” So of course, I freaked out. It’s one of every parents’ worst nightmares that their kid gets into a car accident.
It wasn’t his fault. I was glad that my initial reaction wasn’t to blame him, actually, I instantly knew he was telling me the truth. Like I said, I trust my kid. I wasn’t even worried about the car too much because I knew we were covered.
I took the old mini-van to pick him and his date up and took them to the diner for a post-prom meal of greasy fries and burgers. I’m pretty lucky. I have a great kid.