Practice Driving Lessons

Parent-Supervised Driving Lesson Plans

For teens to become safe, competent drivers, they need to develop critical driving skills and practice them in a range of driving environments and conditions. We can help with these driving lesson plans.

Based on years of research, the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide is an evidence-based interactive resource to help you effectively plan and structure supervised practice drives. High-quality driving practice is crucial because a major reason why teens crash is inexperience behind the wheel. The on-road license test is not going to cover the wide range of environments and challenges a teen will face during the intermediate period of licensure. It’s up to parents and teens to find opportunities to provide plenty of quality practice during the learner’s permit period.

The driver’s education lesson plans in this section of the website include information and tools from the TeenDrivingPlan (TDP) study. This randomized, controlled trial found that teens with families that followed the TDP program were 65%  less likely to make dangerous driving errors during a rigorous on-road assessment than teens with families that could access the usual state-issued program. The TDP families logged more practice in a variety of conditions that boosted the driving performance of their teens.

Organized by driving environment, the TeenDrivingPlan Practice Guide includes specific driving goals for each environment, as well as 54 short video tutorials, a Goal Guide, and a Logging and Rating Tool to keep your parent-supervised driving lesson plans on track.

Get started with a short video on Creating the Right Learning Environment, followed by Driving Basics, the first segment of our practice driving lesson plans.

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