In Texas, driver’s education, also called driving school, is a
course that the state requires teenage drivers to take before they can
get their license. The purpose of the course is to make sure that
students have a firm grasp of traffic safety, the rules of the road,
and how to operate a vehicle before they actually start driving. Texas
driver’s ed classes combine classroom time with actual and simulated
driving experience under the supervision of trained professionals.
Texas driving school provides students with the knowledge and hands-on
experience to be able to pass the written exam for getting a permit, as
well as the road test required for getting an actual license.
Children under the age of 18 are required to pass a Texas driver’s
ed course to become licensed. However, Texas driver’s ed classes are
also offered for adults that still need to get their learner's permits.
Texas driving schools that are geared toward adults usually consist of
classroom time only. Read
Drivers Education Benefits
There are several benefits of taking a driver’s ed course. If you
are under 18, of course, the main benefit is being able to get your
driver's license. However, you will also benefit by learning safe
driving practices and what to do if you get caught in scary or
unfamiliar driving conditions. Read more...
Drivers Education Curriculum
For teens, Texas driver’s education classes are required to consist
of at least 32 hours of classroom instruction, 7 hours of in-car
observation, and 7 hours of driving practice. Students must make up any
missed classes before the school can issue a certificate of completion.
Driving simulators can be substituted for some of the in-car
instruction requirement, but driving schools must devote at least four
hours of the course to actual in-car instruction. Read more...
Driving School Locations
Find a driving school in your area. Read more...
Online Drivers Ed
In Texas, online driving school is only available as part of the
parent-taught driver’s ed program. The Texas Department of Public
Safety supervises parent-led driver's education, and you can download a
copy of the Model Course provided by TEA free of charge by clicking
here. Read more...
Statistically speaking, teens are the worst drivers ever. Most of
this is attributable to lack of practice. Driving is not something you
are born knowing how to do. Read more...