DOT: Preparing for driver's license written exam? There are apps for that

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- National Teen Driver Safety week (October 19 to 25) highlights the need for better education and practice to improve teen driving.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) supports new drivers with innovative tools, including mobile apps, YouTube videos, Facebook and Twitter.

Wisconsin teens preparing for their driver license written exam can now use an iPad or tablet device to study with the Wisconsin DMV Driver Practice Test. The free mobile app features sample test questions from the knowledge portion of the driver test.

This is an interactive way to prepare for the test or brush up on Wisconsin’s rules for the road. It can be downloaded at the WisDOT web ( and through the Android Market and iTunes.

Parent support is vital to developing safe drivers. DMV offers a Parent’s Supervised Driving Program Guidebook that reviews requirements for teen drivers.

It explains 13 important driving skills, includes a Supervised Driving Log to tally hours behind the wheel, and offers a parent-teen driving contract. This helpful printed guide is available when each teen driver is issued an Instruction

Permit and it is also on the WisDOT web (

Helpful driving tips, such as maneuvering roundabouts, construction project plans and research results are available on Wisconsin Department of Transportation YouTube (