Learning How to Drive


We know that learning to drive can be a scary time for both parents and teenagers. To assist you, we have created a list of helpful books and DMV information. Be safe and happy learning!


Crash-Proof Your Kids  – Timothy Smith

In Crashproof Your Kids, certified driving instructor and dad Timothy Smith has combined the collective wisdom of numerous experts to develop the Crashproof Plan: a series of behind-the-wheel exercises designed to improve your teen’s driving awareness, behavior, and skill in a way that fits your schedule. Written in a highly accessible, informal, and often humorous style, this comprehensive plan begins where drivers’ education programs end.

Drive Without Fear : The Insecure Driver’s Guide to Independence – Norman Klein

Norman Klein book is a must read for people who have a fear of driving. Klein’s book helps you address that fear and anxiety, allowing you to take control of your life.

Not So Fast : Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving – Tim Hollister

Not So Fast empowers and guides parents to understand the causes and situations that most often lead to teen crashes and to take specific, proactive steps—before and each time a teen driver gets behind the wheel—to counteract them. This authoritative guide tackles hot button issues such as texting and distracted driving, parenting attitudes (conscious and unconscious), and teen impairment and fatigue.

Safe Young Drivers : A Guide for Parents and Teens – Phil Berardelli

Teenagers are by far the most dangerous age group on the road: a 16-year-old is 12 times as likely as older drivers to die in a crash as a single occupant; put two young teens in a vehicle, and the odds of death and injury nearly double. Safe Young Drivers helps to address this enormous problem. It is an indispensable guide for teaching teens to drive. Intended for parents and teens to use together, it addresses parental issues such as how to choose a car for your teen, and provides teens with simple instruction and important tips to remember.

Teach Your Teen to Drive – Brett Elkins and Bruce Elkins

“Teach Your Teen to Drive… and Stay Alive” is a fun and highly effective way for parents to teach their teens to drive while covering each states’ parent-teen practice driving laws-typically an average of 50 hours. Leave the “driving” to us with our new and fascinating “how to” book that reads like a novel but with a powerful message on safe driving! It has been statistically proven that parents can help reduce collisions by almost 33% just by practicing driving together.

Driver’s Ed:

Enrolling your child in a driver’s ed course will allow them to understand the responsibility of driving a vehicle. By taking a driver’s ed course and completing driving hours, you are able to put the concept of driving defensively and cautiously into effect. It is important to understand what driving techniques are safe and how to recognize bad driving behaviors.

To find more information on a driver’s program near you visit MassRMV and their driving school filter. To learn more about getting a driver’s ed manual please follow this link.