Texas DPS - Tag
Today we will be talking about a question from the 2013 Texas learners permit test, a question that deals with on-road conditions. Being able to correctly judge the condition of the surface you are currently driving on is very important as it directly affects your safety. Traveling on slippery surfaces will increase your breaking distance immensely, most people don't even imagine how poor breaking may be on a road covered with ice or water until they find themselves in a situation that has a potential for disaster. This is why we decided to include this sample question into our Texas drivers license practice test and have a closer look at it.
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.
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.
A recent change in the legislative acts will affect the new Texas drivers license applicants and those who already hold a learners permit or a license.
One of the easiest things a driver can do to protect his life in case of a car accident is to fasten the safety belts before getting on the road. The seat belts is one of the simplest and more effective solutions in the vehicle safety industry, however its use is still ignored by some. The ‘Click It or Ticket” campaign launched by Texas DPS is aimed at increasing the general safety awareness among the Texas drivers and popularizing the use of the safety belts.
Shelby county schools are utilizing the technologies to alert staff to visitors who appear in the sex offender registry. The county has employed the V-soft program that checks the drivers license of school visitors and checks it against the registry.
The drivers license applicants in Texas are experiencing long delays when applying for their license. The DPS officials say that a computer virus is to blame.