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So you've taken your first step towards becoming a new driver in Texas? Congratulations!
As you probably already know, driving is a valuable skill, but can also be extremely dangerous. Therefore, to help new teen drivers develop safe driving habits during their first few years behind the wheel, the State of Texas has implemented a graduated driver license program for Texas drivers who are under the age of 18.
We’ve summarized a few things you’ll need to know as you begin the process of becoming a licensed driver in Texas.
You may apply for an instruction permit in Texas after your 15th birthday. When you go down to the local driver's license office, be sure to take the following paperwork with you:
At the driver's license office, you will first need to pass a vision screening test and then you will be given the written test. If you pass, you will be issued your instruction permit.
When you're ready to upgrade to a provisional license, head back down to the local driver's license office with the identification documents you took last time plus your instruction permit. You will be given a road test, and if you pass you will be issued your provisional license.
After the first 6 months of having your provisional license, the above restrictions are lifted. And, after you turn 18, you may apply for your regular driver's license.
State law requires that you have at least a certain amount of auto insurance/liability coverage on any vehicle you drive. The minimum amount of liability coverage required in Texas is as follows:
Driving without the required amount of auto insurance is a crime. If you are found to be driving while uninsured, you risk losing your license and paying a hefty fine.
Drinking while under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Texas, and the law is strictly enforced.
Upon your FIRST Texas DUI conviction, you will face the following penalties:
Further DUI convictions will result in even more severe penalties, including extended jail time, fines, community service, and the revocation of your driver's license.
Texas law prohibits teen-aged drivers from using cell phones or other electronic devices while they are driving.
For more information on approved drivers education courses available to teen-age drivers in Texas, please visit the TX DPS website.