The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has teamed up with State Farm Insurance and Sheetz to give a resource to teen drivers and their parents to help keep young drivers safe. The program, titled “The Parents Supervised Driving Program” was created by the Safe Roads Alliance to provide a book and app to the parents of teen drivers to encourage safe driving habits on the road.
According to PennDOT the best way to prevent teen driver accidents is to have as much supervised driving experience as possible before the teens start driving on their own. Practice on proper turning, maintaining a safe speed and driving without distractions can help limit the number of accidents for drivers between the ages of 16 and 19.
This will save the commonwealth over $70,000 because the new program will replace and existing publication by the commonwealth which will now be produced and printed by the new program and it’s sponsors.