Teen Drivers: Resources for Parents

Parents, is your teen anxious to get in the driver’s seat?  The requirements for driver’s ed have changed a lot since we got our licenses in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.  Colorado now requires permitted drivers to log practice drive time, and new drivers to use a Graduated Drivers’ License (GDL).  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has developed a new Online Parent Course on the GDL.  The website in the link above also provides other parent information such as the licensing process and teen driving laws.  Parents looking for information to give their teens about topics such as distracted driving, drinking and driving, seat belts, and winter driving, may want to check out the Driver’s Seat Tool Kit, also available from CDOT.  Finally, the Colorado Driver Handbook, produced by the Colorado Department of Revenue, is available online from our library.