A Message from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

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A message to parents

The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is excited to provide you with The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program manual.

This guide focuses on the critical role of the parent in the teen driver education process and encourages parents and teens to drive together in a variety of weather conditions and in unfamiliar settings, be it rural roads, highways, in cities, and in other heavy traffic situations. This manual’s design provides important instructional modules that contain information on how and where to complete each lesson for maximum success. Allowing your teen to spend as much time as possible behind the wheel will increase the development of his or her driving skills.

By offering an enhanced supervised driving experience, we hope that parents and guardians will extend the supervised driving period beyond the 40-hour state requirement.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths. Roadway safety in Massachusetts is dependent on the behavior of each individual driver. Your commitment to assist your child in maximizing this learning experience is commendable. The time you spend teaching your children how to drive might just save their life.

If you have questions or need additional information, the RMV is ready to help. Please visit us at mass.gov/rmv/jol