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Florida asks parents to do more with teen drivers

Posted by lapearce on June 23, 2009

Possible scenerio of parent & teen learning how to drive on Floridas web site

Possible scenerio of parent & teen learning how to drive on Florida's web site

Florida does not require teens to have any former driver’s education before they can obtain a license. The state also high on Allstate’s list of deadliest states for new drivers. So in response, the state is asking parents to do what it cannot: teach teens how to drive. It should be easy, because for many teens, parents are the only driving instructors they get in Florida.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles just added a portion to their teen driving web site designed to help parents help their new drivers. A little late to the party, but better late than never.

The page is designed more to inform parents of teen driving restrictions than to give them advice on how to teach their teens to drive. What information the site does have for parents is fairly basic and common sense, in my opinion, but I don’t think I should assume that everyone knows that you should come to a complete stop at stop signs, or look behind you when backing up. Lord knows so few people actually do these things on the road.

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