All drivers 18 years of age and under must meet thelicensing requirementsin order to obtain a Learner or Provisional Driver License. They are also subject to additional requirements, such as Graduated Driver Licensing and Driver Education.
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) is designed to gradually provide new drivers of motor vehicles with driving experience. GDL requirements include having a Learner’s License before obtaining a Provisional License and restrictions on passengers and hours of driving. Read more about the Texas GDL requirements.
The Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) program is offered for parents and other family members who wish to provide instruction to their teen driver(s). Can’t decide if you want to be the instructor? View theDPS checklistfor the differences between parent taught and commercial/public school driver education programs.
NOTE: All Driver Licenses, other than a Learner’s License, issued to persons under 18 years of age, will be marked “Provisional”. The Provisional License will be vertical and will be dated to expire on the applicant's 18th birthday or next birthday occurring after the date of issuance. No renewal notice will be sent as the applicant must present Verification of Enrollment and Attendance from their school for each renewal.
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