Texas Parent Taught Drivers Ed - Tag
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.
According to the statement provided on the TDTSEA main page, students who ordered their Texas parent taught drivers education course #106 after August 5, 2010, will experience a delay in package delivery. The delay is caused by an overload of the printing shop that was producing the course materials for TDTSEA. Parent taught course materials will not be sent out until at least September 1st. If you are in the rush to start your Texas drivers education course, you may want to choose an online course or order a book package from a different provider.
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.
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.
The great thing about the Driver Ed in A Box drivers education program is the choice that you get. When ordering the package, you may select between the textbook version and the interactive CD rom. In addition to that, you may also choose video materials to be sent to you on a DVD so it would be playable on a regular DVD player.
Seems like the new driving laws in Texas cause quite a bit of hysteria. And this is simply because people read the news instead of turning to the official source - the Department of Public Safety in Texas. People who write those news should also pay more attention to the official sources, instead of just copy-pasting the news from each other.
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.
It is quite reasonable that a teacher should take some responsibility for the subjects, no matter what the field of education is. Pat Barrett of Drivers Ed In The Box thinks that the state should publish annual reports of the teen crash rates for every company that provides the drivers education classes in Texas.