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    Take Driver Training in Texas

    You’ll spend at least the next 6 months driving on your instruction permit or hardship license. This is how you will best prepare for the road test when it comes time for you to apply for your drivers license.

    If you complete the classroom phase through your high school or a commercial drivers ed program, you can switch to the Parent Taught Program for the in-car driver training portion.

    Find a Local Driver Education Provider

    Find local driving school locations along with business profiles, reviews and contact information.

    A) Get On the Road

    No matter how you choose to complete the drivers education and driver training requirement (either through a third-party programs or your parents) you must clock 30 hours.

    Learner’s Permit Restrictions

    While completing your driver training, keep in mind that behind-the-wheel hours must be completed in the presence of an adult who:

    • Has a valid license
    • Is 21 years of age or older
    • Occupies the seat next to you

    Log Your Practice Hours

    In most cases, you are not required to submit a driving log of the hours you clock behind the wheel. BUT, it’s a good idea to track these informally on a piece of paper that your supervised driver can approve. That way if any questions arise, you’ll be prepared to offer proof of the hours you spent on the road.

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