Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2000

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Ronald William Hales

Second Committee Member

Don B. Woodcock

Third Committee Member

Osman Alawiye


Yearly, thousands of novice, young drivers are licensed and embark upon a driving career within the state of Washington. Many of these young drivers end up as statistics in collisions and collision related fatalities. This project report reviews the importance of parent involvement in education and supports the involvement by developing a parent and student handbook for home driving practice. This behind the wheel handbook applies the element that is missing in most young driver's training programs, experience through additional practice time behind the wheel. The current minimum standards for classroom and behind the wheel instruction in the state of Washington are thirty hours classroom and four hours driving. The benefits of a parent involvement driving program would be the increase of driving exposure and the needed experience for a lifetime of safe driving.