Parent's Supervised Driving Program

The Parent's Supervised Driving Program

The DMV is committed to the safe operation of all motor vehicles and we take a special interest in helping teens develop the safe driving skills they will need not only as new drivers but as a foundation for every time they drive.

The Parent's Supervised Driving Program provides a practical and detailed instruction plan to help parents and their teen drivers get the most out of the supervised driving requirement under Rhode Island's Graduated Driving Licensing Law. The material is designed for behind-the-wheel supervision, so it is clear, concise and easily put into practice.

The guide begins with basic skills such as moving, stopping and steering and progresses to more advanced skills such as anticipating the actions of other drivers and avoiding crashes. It provides parents with the tools and information they need to effectively coach their teen driver through the complex task of learning to drive safely.

A copy of the guide will be provided to all parents through the Community College of Rhode Island as part of the required 33 hour Driver Education Course. PDF or online formats of the guide are also available online.

This guide was created to address a need to improve roadway safety and teen driving behaviors nationwide. The sponsors proudly cover 100 percent of the program's cost in exchange for allowing them to share in the mission to improve teen drivers' safety.

The App

RoadReady® is the companion mobile app of The Parent's Supervised Driving Program and is available to download for free on the App Store™ and Google Play™.   

Parents and teens can use RoadReady to log the state required supervised driving time with the click of a button. The app will track your time, share safe driving practices, log driving conditions - including roadway type and weather, provide a downloadable driving log, and more!

For more information, please click here.