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Parent-teen safe driving contract

Be a rebel - drive the speed limit!

Teen drivers have the highest crash risk of any age group. Crash risk is higher in the first year of driving than at any other time in a personís driving career.

Why have a written parent-teen safe driving contract? A contract:

  • Acknowledges the risks involved in driving and brings safety to the forefront.
  • Encourages discussion of safe driving issues and accountability.
  • Establishes in writing clear expectations and consequences for breaking the rules.
  • Helps enforce Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) restrictions. GDL helps teens gain needed driving experience under lower-risk conditions. And itís the law.

This sample contract can be a starting point to help you and your teen driver reach an agreement that best fits your family and expectations. Use it as a guide.

We recommend that you and your teen discuss and decide each issue together. By entering into a written contract, you are bound by your agreement to each other to drive safely.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

Last modified: October 13, 2011

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