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Published February 06, 2014, 08:30 PM

New app to help new drivers

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -A new app is helping young drivers stay safe in North Dakota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -A new app is helping young drivers stay safe in North Dakota.

The Road Ready app was created by the Department of Transportation and Ford as part of a new driving program.

It uses Wi-Fi and the GPS on your device to keep track of hours on the road, what type of roads they are driving on and the weather conditions.

New drivers should be on the road at least 50 hours before they can get their license.

Every week, the app will e-mail a progress report to keep parents and young drivers on track.

Jeff Larson, Safe Roads Alliance president: “The more experience teens get, the less likely they are to crash after they get their license; so we're combining those two things. The most important person and the most important factor in reducing teen crashes: Parents and experience. That's what the program is all about.”

The app is free to download on most smart-phones and tablets.

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