I was 12 when I first drove a car, it was in the mountains on a dirt road. Dad felt it was a good idea to start my training early. It was a stick shift and he taught me all about up and down shifting. After I got the hang of that he taught me how to slide the rear end sideways and how to control a spin. Even better was the first snow fall, we went to a big parking lot and I spun doughnuts and drifted for hours.
Looking back that was some of the best driving education anyone could get. When I started driving on the streets I knew what to expect when driving in snowy conditions. I even taught my wife how to drive the same way and I will teach my kids much the same way. They already know a lot about controlling a vehicle from riding the quads.
Got my license when I was 16.