Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mandatory Drivers' Ed for Parents

Beginning September 1, the parent or guardian of a teenager seeking a driver's license now must take a 2-hour drivers' education course along with their teen. According to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, "In their special two-hour course, parents will learn about the junior operator's law and their role in supporting the law, how to teach their child to drive safely, what skills their child needs to master to pass the road test, and how to identify family member driving behaviors which may negatively influence a new driver." This is just one of many changes brought about by last year's changes in the Junior Operator Law, St.2006, c.428. The Registry has a page that helps users locate a driver's education school by town.