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A Message from the Governor

Drivers Icon Teaching Your Teen to Drive

As a parent, I understand how teenagers look forward to obtaining their driver licenses as an important rite of passage to additional freedoms and fun. But as we all know, responsibility comes with freedom, and our teenagers need a sound foundation in the skills needed for a lifetime of safe driving. My administration is happy to offer this guide, prepared by The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program and sponsored by State Farm®. This is an example of the kind of cooperation I and my administration are fostering to build the better future that Pennsylvania deserves. My thanks for taking the time to use this resource to work with your teenager to give them the future they deserve and want.

Tom Wolf
Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

A message from the Secretary

We at PennDOT are committed to keeping you on the move and as safe as possible as you and your families navigate the road and bridge system in Pennsylvania. Using this guide to prepare your teen drivers for a lifetime of safety behind the wheel will help us in our long-range goal of reaching zero fatalities. Unfortunately, our crash statistics show that teen drivers are among the age group with the highest risk of crashes, largely due to inexperience and risk-taking. We also know that parents and guardians are in the best position to teach their teens about driving and have a favorable impact on their practices. The detailed lessons outlined in this guide will help as you prepare your teen for the responsible driving that we need from everyone behind the wheel.

Leslie S. Richards
Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania