Some states now require parents to take driver's ed

Parents of teenage drivers, how do like these apples? According to Stateline, a publication of Pew Charitable Trusts:

For many teens, taking driver’s education has become a rite of passage in itself, just like getting a license. driversNow, some states are requiring their parents to take a class as well.

Last month, Rhode Island became the third state to enact a law that requires parents or legal guardians to take a class about the rules and restrictions their children face when they get behind the wheel before their teens can get a license. Connecticut already has such a requirement, as does Massachusetts, the first state to mandate it in 2007. (Virginia requires it as well, but only in Northern Virginia.)

And in New Jersey, a mandatory parent education measure passed the state Assembly last month and is pending in the Senate.

As long as they don't make us grandparents do it.

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  • Can't say if it's good, but I think this is bringing in more positivity in the driver. Teenagers tend to drive more carefully when they have someone in the passenger seat, while their driving gets quite rough alone (as per research paper help). Good initiative, well-done authority!

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