A Message from the Secretary

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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