Clive, Dave and all other police friends we have!
Got a quick question to see what your thoughts are on a scenario (and anyone else for that matter )
My wife has asked me if she can "try" driving my car. She hasnt the foggiest clue how she will get on, doesnt want to buy a driving license straight away as she really doesnt know if she will want to, but she wants to see how she feels sat behind the wheel and moving the car around to see if she has any confidence at all to learn to drive formally and properly.
My thoughts were along the lines of finding an empty car park, and letting her sit behind the wheel and potter around in first gear just moving the car around, practicing stopping and starting the car by learning how to use the clutch etc. The thing is, I cant insure her (as she doesnt have or want a license right now) and I cannot think of any publically accessible private land around me other than car parks for the likes of a supermarket.
If I was to take her to an empty / mostly empty car park, drop her behind the wheel and let her try not to crash my motor (yeah, how brave am I being?) would this be permitted? my workplace has a barrier controlled car park, so I am thinking if a general public car park is not good enough, perhaps taking her to my works car park will be a much better chance. Its got a few obstacles (to my fear!) and it is privately owned and inaccessible to the public, so think this would be the best chance for her to see if she can / wants to drive, and to see if investing in the appropriate paperworks are worth doing! I dont really want to throw £100+ at the idea that she gets behind the wheel and decides "absolutely not!". The good thing is that our car park at work will be 99.9% empty if nothing else, and is quite large, and with me holding the handbrake to force the car to a halt (by stalling if necessary) I can ensure that no damage will befall anyone elses property (or mine!).
So what do you think, would it be permitted, or am I looking at a confession of attempting to break the law