Update for Parents: Mobile phone use banned for young drivers
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Your teen has finally arrived
at a time he or she has been looking forward to -- learning to drive! This will
be a memorable experience for both of you because you are a critical part of
your teen's driver education.
You may not realize it but already you serve as a
driving coach and role model for your teen. Your teen watches what you do and
looks to you for guidance and expertise.
While your teen is driving with a
Graduated Level 1 Learner's License, you will be asked to ride along with him or her.
Either you or another responsible licensed adult age 21 or older must accompany
and supervise your teen during these practice sessions. You should sit in
the front passenger seat to supervise. The law requires you to certify that your teen has spent a
minimum of 50 hours behind the wheel, including 10 at night, when he or she
applies for a Level 2 license. To assist you in helping your teen become a safe
and confident driver, we created
The Parent's Supervised Driving Guide to provide the tools and
information you'll need along the way.
Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing: A Guide
for Parents booklet
contains valuable information about graduated driver licensing, driver
education, coaching tips for parents and more. Please take the time to read and
use this valuable resource.
Take as long as necessary to ensure that your
teen is ready to take the driving-skills test and prepared to navigate the roads
solo. Please know and understand the Graduated Driver Licensing law and what is
expected from you and your teen, including the nighttime and passenger
Michigan Secretary of State