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Once I get my permit, what do I need to do before I can drive with my parents?

The Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) recommends that parents and teens read “The Washington Parent Guide to Teen Driving” which is available on the Washington DOL website and covers the following topics:

• Parents’ Role in the World of Teen Driving
• Supervise Your Teen Driver
• Set Family Rules and Guidelines for Driving
• Before You Even Begin
• Basic Driving Skills
• Step By Step Maneuvers
• Complex Driving Skills
• Emergencies—How to Handle Them
• What Happens if Your Teen Messes Up
• The Rules for Intermediate Licenses

A teen/parent driving agreement should outline what each party promises to do and the consequences if the teen driver breaks the rules.

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