BRATTLEBORO -- The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles recently announced the launch of an extension to The Parent's Supervised Driving Program, a new mobile app titled RoadReady. The app, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Vermont Mutual Insurance and Irving Oil, is designed to augment the award-winning program in its mission to prevent one of the major causes of death and injury for teens on the road. RoadReady's availability in the App Store comes just in time for National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 20-26, which this year focuses on parental involvement and the fact "It Takes Two: Shared Expectations for Teens and Parents for Driving."
"As parents and teens work together through this process, it is the state's hope The Parent's Supervised Driving Program and its mobile app component will help make our young people RoadReady," stated Robert Ide, Commissioner of the Vermont DMV.
The Parent's Supervised Driving Program printed guide first became available to parents and teens at DMV licensing offices last year during National Teen Driver Safety Week. Just a year later, the exciting new RoadReady app supplements the program, offering parents and teens an easy, compelling means to track their driving experience together. The app is currently available on the App Store and will be made available to Android users in the new year at no charge thanks to support from Ford Motor Company, Vermont Mutual and Irving Oil, which have all demonstrated an avid commitment to teen driver safety.
Studies show parents have a tendency to overestimate the amount of time they spend with their teen driving and the more time parents spend with their teen, the safer the teen is when they drive independently. RoadReady eliminates the question of overestimated time and allows parents and teens to focus on driving skills, roadway conditions and enhanced experiences, while the app automatically and accurately tracks their time together.
The Parent's Supervised Driving Program focuses on the role of the parent in the teen driver education process. The program offers an enhanced supervised driving experience and even encourages parents and guardians to extend the supervised driving period beyond the state requirement. The program is available to parents and teens on multiple platforms, beginning with the printed curriculum that is distributed at DMV offices when the teen receives their learner's permit.
For more information, contact Marty Dexter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-828-2114.