Safe2Drive's Parent Taught Driver Education (PTDE) course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). It allows a parent or legal guardian to become an instructor for their teen's driver education. Additionally, a parent, legal guardian, or a judge of a court with jurisdiction over the student can designate a person to instruct the course who is at least 25 years of age, does not charge for the course, and has at least 7 years of driving experience. PTDE requires both online classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel driver training.
IMPORTANT: You and your teen MUST have your Parent Taught Driver Education Program Guide before starting the Parent Taught Driver Education course. As per DPS rules, if you begin the course without the guide, none of that instruction time will count toward your requirement, and you will have to start the course over.
Don't waste your time! Please only start the course if you have your guide.
IMPORTANT: There are eligibility requirements for the teen to take the course, and for the parent or qualifying adult to be an instructor. Please ensure that you both meet all the requirements. If an instructor is found to be ineligible, the teen will be required to start the process over again, which means he or she must:
The entire program requires a minimum of 76 hours to complete. It consists of:
Note: The 32 hours of online TX Parent Taught Driver’s Ed instruction must not be completed in fewer than 6 calendar days (maximum 6 hours of instruction per day). The in-car observation
and behind-the-wheel instruction must not be completed in fewer than 4 calendar days (maximum of 4 hours per day, with no more than 2 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction per day).
If doing in-car instruction and online instruction in the same day, you must not exceed a total of 6 hours per day, with no more than 2 hours spent on behind-the-wheel instruction.
We will guide you through all of these steps as you progress through the course.
Safe2Drive, 401 E. Sonterra Blvd, Suite 375, San Antonio, TX 78258, (800) 763-1297