No. Starting on March 1, 2010, Texas law changed to require persons from 18 to under 25 years of age who wish to obtain a driver’s 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
No. Senate Bill 1317 specifically indicates that the course is exclusively for adults. A person must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the course.
No. Anyone 25 or older will not be required to take the class. However, first-time driver license applicants 25 and older are encouraged to participate in this educational driver education program.
A TEA/VOE form is obtained from the school where your student is enrolled (usually at the front office.) The form provides documentation to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) of the student’s enrollment and attendance status. A student must be enrolled in school before they are allowed to receive an Instruction Permit. The VOE is only valid for 30 days during the school year. For summer classes, students should ask their high school for the VOE form the LAST week of school. By doing this the form will be valid all summer.
Yes. The Driving School of North Texas will give you a certificate which must be presented to DPS when you submit your application for a driver’s license.