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Understanding Maryland's Driver Education Program: What Parents Need to Know.



If you are a parent in Maryland and have a teenager who is getting ready to obtain their driver's license, there are some important things you should know about the state's driver education program. In Maryland, the driver education program is divided into two parts: 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 mandatory hours of driving.


The 30 hours of classroom instruction cover topics such as traffic laws, road signs, safe driving practices, and the effects of drugs and alcohol on driving. This portion of the program can be completed either online or in-person at a licensed driving school.

The 6 mandatory hours of driving must be completed with a licensed driving school instructor. During these driving lessons, your teenager will learn how to operate a vehicle, how to safely navigate different driving situations, and how to be a responsible driver on the road.


It is important to note that only a licensed driving school can submit your teenager's certificate of completion to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). This means that you cannot simply teach your teenager to drive on your own and submit a certificate of completion to the MVA. Your teenager must complete the program with a licensed driving school.


It is also worth mentioning that the driver education program is not only beneficial for your teenager's safety on the road, but it can also help them save money on their car insurance. Many insurance companies offer discounts for teenagers who have completed a driver education program.


In conclusion, if you are a parent in Maryland with a teenager who is getting ready to obtain their driver's license, it is important to understand the requirements of the state's driver education program. Make sure your teenager completes the 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 mandatory hours of driving with a licensed driving school to ensure that they are eligible to obtain their driver's license.

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