Now that your teen is old enough to drive, it’s understandable they want to feel a sense of independence. It’s also understandable that you’re worried about their safety. You can trust that all instructors at Champions Driving School have undergone the many training hours required by TDLR in order to provide your teen with the best quality of instruction.
Unfortunately, teen texting while driving claims more lives than mass school shootings; specifically, 11 teens die in crashes caused by texting and driving EVERY DAY. According to research by AT&T, 77 percent of teens disclose that adults close to them tell them not to text and drive, yet they witness those same adults text or email while driving.
Through our Teen Drivers Education courses in the greater Houston area, we can help your teenager learn the necessary skills to stay safe on the road. We will prepare them for the written knowledge test for their leaner’s permit, the road test for their license, and safe driving skills to use for the rest of their lives!
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TEEN DRIVERS EDUCATION
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The teen drivers ed. course is state- required for all 16 and 17 year olds wanting to get a Texas drivers license. The course consists of:
- 32 hours of classroom instruction
- 7 hours of behind the wheel instruction
- 7 hours of in-car observation
These requirements can all be completed at the age of 15 so your teen will be ready for their license on their 16th birthday!”
PROCESS FOR GETTING YOUR PERMIT
As part of the teen drivers ed. class, we can give your teen the written knowledge test (aka permit test) at our location, after they complete 6 hours of class (3 classes). This will dramatically reduce your wait time at the DPS!”
Homeland Security is requiring that all permits have a picture. Therefore, the student will be required to go to the DPS in person to have their picture taken when applying for a permit. After passing the permit test with us, a parent or court appointed guardian (bring court papers with you) must accompany the teen to the DPS office of your choice.
Your first trip to the DPS
Look over our Checklist for getting your learners permit at the DPS to ensure that you bring all necessary documents. Then double-check the list again because there’s nothing worse than spending several hours at the DPS just to discover you’re missing one document. Also, we would be more than happy to pre-check your paperwork before your trip to the DPS to confirm that you have everything you need.
The Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program accounts for 6 hours of our 32-hour class. This class is required but you have the option of purchasing the DADAP certificate so your insurance company can give you an extra 5% off your teen’s insurance rate. This is in addition to the 10% insurance discount your teen will receive just for finishing our course. These discounts last until 25 years old for males or 21 years old for females.
PROCESS FOR GETTING YOUR LICENSE
Once your teen has fulfilled the drivers ed. requirements, has held their permit for at least 6 months, and is at least 16 years old, they can schedule their road test to get their license. The road test is a state-requirement but it can be done with either the DPS or a Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) school, like Champions. See DPS ROAD TEST page for more information and to schedule your test right away!
Your second trip the DPS
Look over our Checklist for getting your license at the DPS to ensure that you bring all necessary documents. Most of our students choose to take the road test with us in order to be in a comfortable and familiar environment during this nerve-racking experience. However, if you choose to take your road test at the DPS, be sure to request your DE-964 completion certificate from us prior to your test date, as this is a vital document necessary at the DPS to get your license. For our students taking the test with us, your DE-964 certificate will be ready for you when you come in at your appointment time, and will be included in your final package to take to the DPS for processing.