I don't believe it matters what kind of kid you have, or what kind of lessons you give your kid. Once he's out in the world with that automobile, he's eventually gonna do something stupid. For me, I've set rules about cars that are absolutely solid. One screwup, and there will be no driving. You do not have to sign the license for any kid. They can wait until they're 18 to get one on their own if you don't sign for it.
Recently an honor roll kid, a really hard worker, a very nice kid, peeled out of our hilly driveway without even slowing down. My son was in the car. I called his cell, screamed "Get out of the car" and made him come home. He KNEW from my rules that he was never ever go get into a car with this kid again. Ever.
My kids want to live past 16. To me, setting rules about what kind of driving is absolutely verboten is your first step. And when a line is crossed, the license is revoked. Period. No keys, no car, no driving.
Cars aren't toys and kids at 16 are often kind of, well, impulsive and dumb. The only way you can impress on them that you're serious is to follow through with drastic punishments.