Teaching Drivers Education

car 200Most people know that you don’t have to go to public school to get your driver’s license, but did you realize that you don’t have to go to a private school either? According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, parent taught driver’s education is still allowed.

There are three options.  All three options require you to submit a DL-92 form (Request for Parent Taught Drivers Education Packet) along with a $20.00 registration fee.  As part of the completed application you will receive the state’s curriculum, Course 101. If you choose to use this curriculum, you will need to purchase the State Approved Driver Education Textbook specified in the curriculum. However, you don’t have to use the state curriculum.  You have eleven other choices, including Virtual Drive of Texas, National Driver Training Institute, course 102, and Driver Ed in a Box, course 103.

Why would you want to teach Drivers Ed yourself rather than let a drivers school do it? That was my plan, we were going to sign our teen up with a local driving school. I figured with everything else, I didn’t need the added stress of also being the “driver teacher.” It was the “let someone else deal with him” kind of thing. Plus, they don’t have to go to DPS to get their permit, the drivers school issues it to them. However, because of his baseball schedule, we couldn’t get him into a class for four consecutive weeks and had to do it ourselves.

I won’t say that it was a wonderful experience although his little Jedi “you did not see that” hand wave was amusing when it didn’t involve nearly rear-ending the car in front of us. However, I would recommend it because you will know that your teen has been learning how to drive. Talking to some other parents who’s teens finished drivers school they were reluctant to let them behind the wheel simply because they had not seen them learn to drive. Teaching your teen yourself allows you to see her progress and improved abilities where this wasn’t the case for most of the other parents I talked to. Also, depending on the program, your teen will have to complete a lot more actual driving teaching him yourself. I know some parents were surprised at how much “observing” their teens were doing as opposed to driving at the drivers schools.

Should you choose to enroll at a private driving school be sure it is certified by the Texas Education Agency. The following schools are currently listed with the Texas Education Agency.

San Antonio Area Driving Schools
Kendall County Driver
Education Services

1414 E. Blanco Road, #1 Boerne 830-816-2322

“10 and 2”
Driving School

3470 Jack C. Hays Trail, Suite C Buda 512-268-0295

Judson Driving School

9127 FM 78 Converse 210-658-0408

Quality Driving School of Cove

2210 East Highway 190, Suite E-7 Copperas Cove 254-542-2557

Central Park Driving School

12948 Bandera Rd. Helotes 210-695-1537

Fikes Driving School

853 Junction Highway Kerrville 830-257-4331

San Marcos Driving School

1516 South Seguin Avenue New Braunfels 830-620-6654

55 Driving School

8139 Latigo San Antonio 210-674-7710
1840 S. General McMullen,
Ste #109
San Antonio


8131 IH 10 West, Suite 123 San Antonio 210-357-1500

Al & Janice Rhodes Driving School

14526 Brookhollow Blvd. San Antonio 210-490-9686
2504 E. Southcross San Antonio 210-534-8651

Austin Driving School

2604 S. Hackberry San Antonio 210-308-9939
7530 Bandera Road, Suite 270 San Antonio

Ayala & Associates Driving School

5015 De Zavala Road, Suite 102 San Antonio 210-690-6276

Contie Driving School

7715 Mainland Dr., Ste. 103 San Antonio 210-681-5004

GTZ Driving School

3570 Culebra San Antonio 210-434-5222

Interstate Driving School

6203 South Zarzamora San Antonio 210-923-1515

Jewish Community Center of San

12500 NW Military Drive San Antonio 210-302-6820

Texas Driving School

2604 S. Hackberry San Antonio 361-242-3231
6511 Ingram Road San Antonio 210-680-4000
1001 Jackson Keller San Antonio 210-349-4918
3035 Bitters San Antonio 210-646-0771
5225 Walzem Rd San Antonio 210-646-0771

San Marcos Driving School

1244 Highway 123 San Marcos 512-396-7258

Hendricks Driving School

747 D N. 123 Bypass Seguin 830-379-9292

Stockdale Driving School

503 South 4th Street Stockdale 830-996-3655

T & J Driving School

500-A Pat Booker Road Universal City 210-658-0241

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