Michigan launches a new program to help teen drivers and their parent’s better practice safe driving skills.
The program includes a new parent’s driving guide sponsored by Ford that is being distributed to parents of teen drivers at Secretary of State Offices. You can download the guide at: michigan.gov
The guide was created to address a need to improve roadway safety and teen driving behaviors nationwide.
The program also includes a mobile app that can be used to log and track driving practice hours. Teens are required to complete 50 hours of driving with a parent or guardian, including 10 hours at night, before taking a road-skills test and being allowed to drive alone.
The RoadReady app is already available in the App store and will be released to Android users in 2014.
Statistics show that teen drivers whose parents are highly involved were 50% less likely to crash, 71% less likely to drive intoxicated, two times more likely to wear seat belts and 30% less likely to use a cell phone.
Parent’s Supervised Driving Program in Other States
The program is also available in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Nebraska, Colorado, Idaho, Delaware, and Alaska.