Parents of teen drivers in Pennsylvania have a new option for their child before letting them go on the road. The Department of Transportation recently announced the arrival of new specialty plates that say a teen is behind the wheel.
PENNSYLVANIA -A lot of parents and even other drivers are going to be happy to see that the person in front of them who is driving a little slower isn't doing it because they aren't paying attention, it's because they actually are. That is the whole reasoning behind these new plates.
There is nothing different about the actual style of the plate. The only difference is in the left hand corner. Drivers will see a logo with the words "Teen Driver Please Be Courteous" giving them the heads up to take caution.
These plates are completely optional. It is not required for a teen to drive a car with these plates. It's just a safety tool for parents to consider.
We caught up with some parents who say these plates are a good idea for new drivers and anything that helps keep people safe on the road is worth a try.
"I know when I was a teenager how I drove. I think it will make the teens more aware of their driving and more cautious of how they are driving because they know other people on the road are going to know they are a teen driver," says Pennsylvania resident Brittany Miller.
Getting the plates is easy. All you have to do is go to Pennsylvania's DOT website and fill out the Application for the Teen Driver Special Registration Plate. The plates cost $20 and will continue to be offered through Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation.