DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE EXCLUSIVELY FOR ADULTS: Six Hour Class (18 - under 25 YEARS OF AGE) 6 hour class payonlineCall for our special
Iím 19 years old and want to get my driverís license. I was told that I might have to take a class. Do they mean a defensive driving class?
No. Starting on March 1, 2010, Texas law will require persons from 18 to under 25 years of age who wish to obtain a driverís license to successfully complete a six hour driver education course exclusively for adults or a complete adult and teen driver education course (32 hours of classroom, 7 hours behind-the-wheel, 7 hours observation).
A six hour defensive driving course is specifically for ticket dismissal purposes and/or an insurance discount. It cannot be used for this purpose.
My older sister just turned 25 and wants to get her license too. Will she have to take this class?
No. Anyone 25 or older will not be required to take the class.
What is the course about?
The driver education course exclusive for adults includes course includes information on alcohol and drug awareness; the traffic laws of this state; highway signs, signals, and markings that regulate, warn, or direct traffic; and issues commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, including poor decision-making, risk taking, impaired driving, distraction, speed, failure to use a safety belt, driving at night, failure to yield the right-of-way, and using a wireless communication device while operating a vehicle.
That sounds like a Drug and Driving Alcohol Awareness Program (DADAP) course which I took a couple of weeks ago. I received a certificate for an insurance discount when I finished the course. Can I use that certificate to get my license?
No. A six hour DADAP course may not be used for this purpose.
How much does it cost?
Each school establishes a fee schedule for the costs of their programs. Please contact the schools in your area for prices.
Will the school give me a certificate when I finish?
Yes. The driver education school will give you a certificate which must be presented to DPS when you submit your application for a driverís license.
Where can I find a list of licensed driver education schools that offer this course?