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DMV announces the Parent's Supervised Driving Program

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WISCONSIN (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Division of Motor Vehicles launched an innovative new program Wednesday designed to prevent of of the major causes of deaths of teen drivers and injury for teen drivers: inexperience.

Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash, according to the Center for Disease Control and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Using sponsorship funds committed by West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, the award-winning Parent's Supervised Driving Program will provide parents and guardians with the most advanced research and technological tools to supervise teens new to driving.

Currently available in 13 states, the program's step-by-step curriculum and complimentary. RoadReady mobile app offer parents and guardians a free tool to optimize the 30 hours, 10 of which are at night, of supervised driving now required for approximately 50,000 teens seeking instruction permits each year in Wisconsin.

With the help of sponsor funds, DMV is able to provide this valuable resource to the parents of teen drivers at no cost to families or taxpayers.

More information on the programs can be found on the official Wisconsin DMV website at

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