My twins just got their licenses. First time he drove it, my son held the start button down waiting for the engine to turn over. Nope.My daughter just got her learners permit. She just figured out L and prefers it since it drives like our garden tractor (which stops when you let go). I can just see it now at the driving test, the person administering the test fails her because she didn't crank the starter and the ICE didn't start. Then my daughter would get an earful for doing the entire test in L.