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Nevada DMV launches new teen driving program

Posted at 12:17 PM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 15:17:39-04

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has teamed up with State Farm to launch a new program that provides parents and guardians with a simple, easy-to-follow plan designed to help teens develop safe driving habits.

The Parent's Supervised Driving Program features a 52-page printed guide that focuses on the role of the parent in the teen driver education process and encourages parents and teens to drive together in a variety of weather conditions, unfamiliar settings, city and heavy traffic routes, and also various times of day.

A copy will be given to every driver age 16 or 17 when they pass the DMV written test to obtain an instruction permit.

A supplement to the printed guide is the RoadReady mobile app, which can easily and accurately track the required 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience. The downloadable RoadReady log is accepted by the DMV as proof of the required training.

Last year, more than 11,000 Nevada teens sought instruction permits, and the department wanted to provide parents with a resource geared toward skill development and expanding the conditions and time that teens drive with their parents prior to driving independently.

The free program guide is available at DMV offices around the state and the Nevada DMV website at dmvnv.com/teens. The RoadReady mobile app is available for iPhones at the App Store.