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The current California graduated driver's license program was introduced in 1998 and is a build-up on the original graduated license program that was introduced in 1983. In addition to all restrictions present in the original program, the upgraded California graduated license system features additional driving hours, nighttime driving restrictions and limited the number of teenagers who could be present in the vehicle operated by a young driver.
According to the recent bill that was passed on in Texas, the Department of Public Safety will start publishing the statistics on crash rates among drivers ed graduates. The statistics will show specific Texas drivers ed schools and companies and crash rates among students who completed their drivers education classes with these companies. This will allow students to make more educated decisions when the time comes to select the drivers education program and also help the Department to identify driving schools that are not doing a great job at teaching drivers ed.