Parent Taught Drivers Education Texas - Tag
Couple of days ago, DriversEd.com has launched its Texas drivers education class designed for those trying to get a drivers license between the ages of 18 and 24 years. This new online drivers education class consists of six hour of online instructions, however before you can complete the program, you have to visit a local UPS store and undergo a personal verification procedure. This new adult drivers education class for Texas compliments the Texas parent taught drivers education course #108 that is currently offered for license applicants under the age of 18 years.
Due to the recent changes to licensing laws in Texas, all Texas drivers license applicants under 24 years of age must take some form of a drivers education course. Drivers under the age of 18 have to take an extensive parent taught drivers education class while those between 18 and 24 can get by just by taking a short six hour adult drivers education class. What if you are 17 ½ years old now and wish to apply for a drivers license? Should you start taking a parent taught class or should you wait for six months and complete the adult drivers education course? We will try to help you answer this question by explaining what each class consist of and what procedures you must follow when taking one or the other.
Texas parent taught drivers education course 106 is offered by the Texas Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, which is a non-profit organization that aims at promoting driver and traffic safety education for all people. This drivers education class is offered only as a book course, so if you are looking for an online program, this is not the course for you. Since this one of the approved Texas parent taught driver ed courses, you will have to meet all parent taught requirements before you can start the program - that is, submit the application for parent taught drivers education (dl 92) to the DPS and wait until you receive a DPS parent taught drivers education package before starting the program. Since parent taught course 106 is mailed to you, delivery of course materials will take some time, you should order the course at least a few days before the date when you plan on starting the program.
Texas parent taught drivers education classes provide a convenient and cheaper option of fulfilling the state drivers education requirements. Drivers Ed At Home, which is another state-approved parent taught drivers ed program that comes under #105 in the DPS list, is offered by Drivers License Training School, a commercial driving school that is located in Houston, Texas. Apart from offering Texas parent taught drivers education classes, the school also offers 6-hour adult drivers education classes.
There are 8 state-approved parent taught drivers education classes currently offered in Texas and course #104, provided by the Curb Buster, is one of them. Curb Buster offers both a CD ROM and a book version of the class. Unfortunately, the online parent taught course is still pending approval at the time, so you will not be able to fulfill your drivers education requirements on the web with this program.
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.
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.
Quite recently, the DPS in Texas issued a press release regarding the new driving laws that are to go into effect on September 01, 2009. Among all other things, the press release states that the minimum number of driving hours for those who are taking a drivers education class should be increased from 14 to 34 hours, something that caused quite a ripple among the parents and the driver’s education students.