Texas Parents Are Increasingly Turning to Parent Taught Drivers Education

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In a troubled economy, many Texas parents are turning to a parent taught online driver education course. Not only can an online course save hundreds of dollars, but many parents and their teens find online drivers ed meets their schedule better.

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Our course offers parents the opportunity to work hands-on with their teens from online classroom learning to behind-the-wheel instruction. Because there are no scheduled classes, parents and teens can work their drivers ed efforts into their own busy schedules easily, and work at a pace comfortable to the learner.

As the national recession finds its way into Texas, many parents are looking for a more cost effective method for their teens to complete mandatory driver education.

Where a traditional Texas drivers education course can cost upwards of $400.00 dollars, an online Texas driver education course can cut that cost in more than half. While finding ways to save money is on the forefront of many Texas parent's agenda, many are discovering there are many benefits to taking an online course.

"We offer a State approved parent-taught Texas drivers ed course to take teens from getting their learner's permit to their driver's license," says Wade Wells, founder of TexasDriverEducation.us. "Our course offers parents the opportunity to work hands-on with their teens from online classroom learning to behind-the-wheel instruction. Because there are no scheduled classes, parents and teens can work their drivers ed efforts into their own busy schedules easily, and work at a pace comfortable to the learner."

New Texas Legislation that went into effect on September 1, 2009, mandates additional requirements for teen drivers. Most notably, House Bill 2730 now requires that all applicants under the age of 18 take the driving skills exam to receive a driver license. House Bill 339 increases the total hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction a teen receives from 14 to 34 and creates an adult driver education requirement for applicants older than 18 and younger than 21.

"Our course has been updated with all the latest requirements and information mandated by the new Texas legislation," says Wells. "We're finding parents are looking for a more affordable method of driver education. Many parents simply cannot take off from work every day to take their teen to drivers ed. Our course is self-paced and parents can work it into their schedule easier."

The online Texas drivers education course offered by TexasDriverEducation.us consists of thirty two hours of classroom-style learning from a home computer (either online or via CD-rom), broken down into ten sections. The course also includes seven hours of behind-the-wheel driver instruction and four hours of alcohol and drug abuse training. Students of the course can apply for their Texas learner's permit after completing the first six hours of the online driver education course. After the successful completion of the entire course, the student can take their certificate of completion to their local DPS office to take the final driving exam.

About Texas Driver Education:

TexasDriverEducation.us offers a DPS state-approved online Texas driver education course aimed at teenagers learning how to drive. The site, launched in 2006, also features a DPS practice test and Texas defensive driving course.

For more information about the state approved Texas driver education course offered by Texas Driver Education, please visit http://www.texasdrivereducation.us, or contact Wade Wells.

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