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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.
As of May 01, 2010 the new rules regarding Texas drivers education classes went into effect. Starting May 01, every teenager who signs up for one of the Texas driver ed classes will have to complete at least 34 hours of driving before applying for a drivers license.
The lawmakers in North Carolina are discussing the possibility of ending the state funding of drivers education classes. At the moment, the state pays the full amount for every student who goes through drivers ed prior to obtaining a drivers license, which costs over $30 million a year.
According to the current licensing law, if you want to get your drivers license, you have to complete a state-approved drivers education course. Fitting a drivers education program into a busy schedule can be somewhat difficult and Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognizes this problem. This is why all Texas residents have a number or convenient option for completing the class - you can take drivers ed at your high school, complete a drivers education through a commercial driving school or simply sign up for one the of the Texas parent taught drivers education courses.
Obtaining a learners permit is a great step for anyone looking to obtain a drivers license and sometimes the new drivers forget there driving permit has rules that must be obeyed. Common learners permit restrictions include no night time driving and limit the number of passengers that can be present in the vehicle. However, the most important drivers permit rule is no unsupervised driving at any time, no exceptions!
If you are applying for a Rhode Island drivers license or learners permit, you will be required to take a learners permit test that covers the state driving rules, traffic signs and safe driving practices. If you are under 18 years of age, you may take the 2013 Rhode Island permit test through the same agency that provides your drivers education program, the Community College of Rhode Island. Everyone else takes the RI permit test at the testing station in Pawtucket that is administered by the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You have to be at least 16 years of age in order to be eligible for taking the Rhode Island permit test in 2013.
When you finally choose to apply for a drivers license in the state of Montana, you will have to take the 2013 Montana permit test. The drivers permit test covers the state driving laws, traffic signs and safe driving habits and is mandatory for all first time license applicants. The 2013 Montana learners permit test is conducted by the Motor Vehicle Division on the appointment-only basis, so you should schedule the test well in advance. Keep in mind that more than a half of all first time permit test takers fail the exam, so you should spend some time preparing for it. Taking a free Montana permit practice test can help you decide whether you are ready for the real thing.
If you want to get a drivers license in Kentucky, you will have to take the KY permit test that is administered by the Kentucky State Police License Examiner. The 2013 Kentucky permit test was designed to assess the applicant's knowledge of the state driving rules and safe driving practices. The passing score for the Kentucky drivers permit test is 80%, however you should aim at 100% on your Kentucky practice permit test.
Driving is a responsibility, not a right - we all heard this phrase more than once. However, another responsibility that we have is raising the safe driving awareness among thousands of teenage drivers who hit the roads for the first time every year. The Mobile Country Public Schools in Alabama are doing a great job with the annual Drivers Ed Road-E-O event, the experience that teaches teenage drivers how to respect the potential dangers of the road and brings public attention to the current issues.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is implementing the new program for the drivers license issuance. Most of the rules and procedures remain the same - you still need to jump through all the hoops before you get your Iowa driver's license, however starting April 19 you will not get the license on the spot at the DOT office.