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A Parent's Guide to Graduated Driver Licensing
This information shown below is provided to help your teenager become a safe driver under Michigan's Graduated Driver licensing (GDL).

4 Signs That Your Teen is Ready to Drive
One of the biggest rites of passage as a teenager is getting their license and being able to drive on their own. But, while your teen is celebrating their huge accomplishment, you just might be secretly or not so secretly dreading it. Here are 4 ways to know if your teen is ready and responsible enough to drive. Hopefully, it will help you put your mind at ease!

  1. Always follows rules. If your teen follows the rules at home without complaint, then that is a pretty good indicator they will also follow the rules of the road. Such as no cellphones, always wearing a seatbelt and respecting the speed limit.
  2. Shows good judgment. Your teen should be able to show you they can make good choices in difficult situations. Examples are things like not going to a friend’s house when their parents aren’t home. They should also be staying out of trouble at school.
  3. Is responsible. Responsible teens do their chores and homework on time and without supervision. They should also be able maintain good grades at school without having to constantly worry about them.
  4. Doesn’t give in to peer pressure. Teens are constantly faced with peer pressure, whether it’s with alcohol or drugs. If your teen is one to normally follow the crowd, they may not be ready to drive on their own.

In the end you are the parent and you make the final call. But if your teen is showing responsibility and maturity they are probably ready to take the next step!

Is Your Teen Scared to Drive?
Does the thought of driving scare your teen? If so, they are not alone. A decent percentage of teens are putting off driving until they are 18. While this might not seem like a terrible thing as you don’t want a nervous teen behind the wheel, it can be cause for concern. Why?

Because once your teen is 18 they don’t need parental permission to get their license. This means they may not get enough behind the wheel practice with an experienced driver. This isn’t ideal and can also be risky... So what can you do to fix it?

Graduate Driver License Program.

This program is designed to help teens gain driver’s experience slowly and under proper supervision. This way once they are ready to get their unrestricted license at 18, they have a decent amount of knowledge and experience under their belts!

How do you help your teen who has anxiety about driving? Start slow. Let your teen really get comfortable with each step before moving onto the next. If they are nervous to drive on a busy road, keep practicing on back roads until they feel comfortable enough to interact with traffic more.

Let them talk about what makes them nervous. And then you can explain how practicing with an experienced driver and getting comfortable behind the wheel will help a lot.

Driver Education the E-Z Way - Jackson & Kalamazoo Michigan

Michigan's Graduated Driver Licensing

Changes in the Law
Things have changed dramatically since we were 16, and these materials will answer your questions about:

Driver Education the E-Z Way - Jackson & Kalamazoo Michigan

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 licenses, and the steps new drivers take to earn them

Everything you need to take to the Secretary of State's office with your teenager when he or she applies for a license

Coaching tips to help you through those hours you'll be riding in the passenger seat-without a brake at your feet or steering wheel in your hands

Your rights and responsibilities as a parent under GDL

Setting reasonable limits and expectations for your new driver-your own house rules and tips to help enforce them

Graduated Driver licensing works because it gives student drivers a minimum of 50 hours behind the wheel with a parent, guardian or designated adult driver along to coach them. You are the coach now, and we can help you become a good one.

Helpful Links
Class Schedule Locations
Parental/Child Contract (pdf)
Parent Pages (pdf)
Parent Guide to Michigan Graduated Driver Licensing (pdf)
Student Driving Experience Log (pdf)

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