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Why SafeWay Driving

State Approved

State Approved

Certified by TDLR

6 Hour Online Course

6 Hour Online Course

Desktop and Laptop Compatible

Online Permit Test

Online Permit Test

Required by the State

Customized In-Car Training

Customized In-Car Training

All Drivers at All Ages

Convenient Drive Sites

Convenient Drive Sites

Locally Owned and Operated

24/7/365 Scheduling

24/7/365 Scheduling

Schedule Drives at Your Convenience

Why SafeWay Driving For Adults?

Are you over 18 and getting your license for the first time, a new resident of the United States or an adult looking to hone your skills behind the wheel? When it comes to safe driving, age doesn’t necessarily equal expertise. Whether you need to get your drivers license, build your confidence following an incident or you are the adult child of a senior driver who wants your parent’s driving skills evaluated, we offer a range of packages that will provide you and your family the peace of mind that only comes from the Best Driver Training in Texas.
  • The Very Best In-Car Training: From top certified professional driving instructors.
  • Ultimate Convenience: Handle everything from your computer except the driving.
  • Save More Time: Our additional Valet Service can pick you up and drop you off.
  • Personalized Training: Work on the driving skills you want to improve.
  • Experience: Over 44 years of training more than 275,000 SAFE drivers.
Why SafeWay Driving For Adults?

Steps to Your License

Learn Adult Licensing Process
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Learn Adult Licensing Process

Texas requires adults ages 18-24 to complete a 6 hour theory course as well as a Road Test. Adults over the age of 25 must pass a written test and the Road Test. By combining the theory requirement with in-car driver training, you’ll be better prepared for the Road Test. SafeWay offers the 6 hour adult course online with convenient local drive sites in your neighborhood!
How to Get My License
Enroll in a Drivers Ed Program
2

Enroll in a Drivers Ed Program

Whether you are getting your license for the first time, are a new resident of the United States or an adult looking to hone your skills behind the wheel, we offer a range of services that will provide you and your family with the peace of mind that only comes from the best driver training in Texas.
Start Your SafeWay Driving Course Today!
Apply for Your Permit
3

Apply for Your Permit

To get your permit, you will need to receive the ADE-1317 from your course provider. You will take this certificate to DPS along with the other required identification documents. During your DPS appointment, be sure to communicate to the DPS officer that you want your permit for practice purposes as opposed to scheduling your Road Test.
Schedule a Permit Appointment at DPS
Age Doesn’t Equal Experience
4

Age Doesn’t Equal Experience

Having celebrated a certain number of birthdays does not make you a safe driver. You only become a safe driver by spending hours practicing in the car with a certified, professional driving instructor. Be sure to enroll in the best program for your safe driving future, regardless of your age.
Complete Your Drivers Ed with SafeWay!
Take Your DPS Road Test
5

Take Your DPS Road Test

Avoid the hassle of taking your driving test at the DPS office. SafeWay Driving is now certified to offer the official Road Test at our convenient SafeWay Drive Sites. Get your license in familiar surroundings! Whether you take your Road Test with SafeWay or choose to wait to take it with the DPS, you will first need to take the one-hour online IMPACT course.
Schedule Your Road Test with the DPS!
Apply For License
6

Apply For License

To get your license, you will need to receive your ADE-1317 certificate from your course provider. You will take this certificate to DPS along with the other required identification documents. If you take your Road Test with SafeWay Driving, we will provide you with a sealed envelope to take to DPS.
Schedule a DPS License Appointment

SafeWay Training Packages

  • Adult
Safeway <br />Advanced Pro

Safeway
Advanced Pro

The Ultimate in
Advanced Training

$2699
Safeway <br />Advanced Plus

Safeway
Advanced Plus

Advanced Training at
the Next Level

$1969
Safeway <br />Advanced

Safeway
Advanced

The Beginning of
Advanced Training

$1289
Safeway <br />Basic

Safeway
Basic

The National
Minimum

$769

State
Minimum

The Minimum
Required

$499

Total Seat Time Hours

Total Seat Time Hours

The total number of hours your teen will drive with a Certified Professional Driving Instructor included in each package.
Safeway <br />Advanced Pro
Safeway <br />Advanced Plus
Safeway <br />Advanced
Safeway <br />Basic
State <br />Minimum

State Driving Hours Remaining

State Driving Hours Remaining

The Texas “Less Tears-More Years” Act requires a parent, guardian or professional instructor to drive with each teen for 30 hours, no more than one per day, and 10 of which must be at night, following completion of their initial driving course. The number in this chart shows how many of those hours you must still complete before your teen can get their driver license. Why not let our Certified Professional Driving Instructors take that burden away while training your driver in a safety equipped, well-marked training car?
0
10
20
27
30

State Minimum License Requirement

State Minimum License Requirement

The least training required by State law to get a teen driver license. Does not meet new National Standards of 10 hours minimum behind-the-wheel training and is recommended only for those concerned with their budget. We believe it is the best State Minimum required driving program in Texas but still recommend more hours of in-car training for your young driver.

Exceeds National Standards

Exceeds National Standards

New National Standards suggest a minimum of 10 Hours driving.

Add'l. Freeway/Intersection/ Parallel Parking Practice

Add'l. Freeway/Intersection/ Parallel Parking Practice

Most teenage incidents occur at intersections, on freeways and in parking lots. Every young driver needs extra coaching in these areas beyond what the State Minimum program provides.

Exclusive Insurance Discounts

Exclusive Insurance Discounts

Through our exclusive partnership with Nationwide Insurance, SafeWay Driving is able to provide you additional insurance discounts not offered by ANY other driving school. And the savings extends to anyone in your family that is related to a SafeWay Driving graduate for your cars, homes, boats and other insurance needs. We can save you enough money to more than pay for your driver training program!

Priority Instructor Selection

Priority Instructor Selection

Provides you the option of selecting your instructor. Regular drivers are not allowed to select instructors due to scheduling conflicts.

Emergency Roadside Kit

Emergency Roadside Kit

A cool SafeWay Driving branded emergency kit that includes over 30 emergency care items for you and your car.

S.A.F.E. Certification "No-Wreck" Guarantee

S.A.F.E. Certification "No-Wreck" Guarantee

SafeWay’s exclusive “No-Wreck” guarantee is the only one of its kind in the driver training industry. If your teen successfully completes our S.A.F.E. certification and is at fault in an accident within one year of graduation, SafeWay Driving will pay the deductible on the car they were driving. *Some restrictions apply.

Fulfills All Parental Driving Requirements

Fulfills All Parental Driving Requirements

No additional driving is required by parents at the end of this course.
First-Time 18-24 Private Driver Training Specialty Packages Online Defensive

First-Time 18-24 Course

Learn the rules of Texas roadways online then build your skills behind the wheel.

Online License Course Plus

Safest

Apply what you learn online in the best classroom - a car.
  • State Approved 6 Hour Course
  • Private Driver Training (2 hrs)
$299
Enroll Now Learn More

Online License Course

Safe

Learn Texas road rules and road signs at your convenience.
  • State Approved 6 Hour Course

$99
Enroll Now Learn More

Private Driver Training

Drive privately with a highly trained professional instructor to improve your skills.

Private Driver Training (8 HRS)

Safest

The ultimate in-car training.
  • 4 Private Driving Lessons
$749
Enroll Now Learn More

Private Driver Training (4 HRS)

Safer

Advanced in-car training.
  • 2 Private Driving Lessons
$389
Enroll Now Learn More

Private Driver Training (2 HRS)

Safe

Initial in-car training.
  • 1 Private Driving Lesson
$219
Enroll Now Learn More

Driver Assessment

A professional assessment of your strengths and weaknesses behind the wheel.

Plus

Assess & Train

Build your skills following a professional assessment of your driving ability.
  • Driver Assessment (1 hr)
  • Electronic Report
  • Customized Driver Training (1 hr)
$289
Enroll Now Learn More

Basic

Assess Only

Our instructor will assess your driving skills and identify areas for improvement.
  • Driver Assessment (1 hr)
  • Electronic Report
$199
Enroll Now Learn More

Adult DPS Test Service

Lessen your stress by taking the DPS test in the same vehicle you trained in.

Adult DPS Test Service

No Hassle

Lessen your stress by taking the DPS test in the same vehicle you trained in.
  • Valet service day of DPS test
  • Use of SafeWay vehicle for DPS test
Starts at $379
Enroll Now Learn More

Collision Recovery

Driving after an incident can be a trying experience. Our professional Instructors will assist you in getting back on the road with confidence.

Collision Recovery

Assess & Improve

Get back on the road
  • Collision Assessment (1 hr)
  • Private Driver Training (2 hrs)
$379
Enroll Now Learn More

Custom Driving Instruction

Custom Driving Instruction

Train

Customized to your needs
Contact Us

Senior Driver Tune-up

Keep your driving skills sharp and learn the latest in road rules and traffic safety.

Senior Driver Tune-up

Assess & Train

Increase your skills and confidence
  • Private Instructor Meeting
  • Driving Simulator (1 hr)
  • Senior Driver Assessment (1 hr)
  • Private Driver Training (1 hr)
  • Instructor Tune-Up Recommendations
$429
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Online Defensive Driving

This specific course is offered through a third-party partner for insurance discounts and ticket dismissal.

Online Defensive

Course

State Approved Course
$39
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Adult Driver Training FAQs

Adult FAQs

How do I get my permit if I am over 18?

The State of Texas requires anyone between the ages of 18 and 24 to take a 6 hour course which covers Texas motor law and the rules of the road. 

What do I do after I pass the class?

You will be sent your certificate via Priority Mail upon completion of your course. You will then be able to take your certificate to the DPS to get your permit or take your driving test. Remember that you learn to drive in a car, not in a course. Sign up for some private in-car lessons with SafeWay to prepare for today’s dangerous roads!

Can I still take the class if I am older than 24?

Yes. Anyone 18 or older can take the class.

What do I need to take to DPS to get my permit/license?

Click here for a list of documents required by DPS. Click here for DPS locations and hours of operation.

Where is the nearest DPS and what are their hours of operation?

Click here for DPS locations and hours of operation.

Can I get a replacement certificate if I have lost or damaged mine?

Yes, for a $35.00 fee including shipping and handling. There are no exceptions.

Does taking this course qualify me for an insurance discount?

There is not a guaranteed discount available for the license course. However, all SafeWay graduates are eligible for exclusive discounts through Nationwide Insurance. Contact your insurance provider for more information.

Does SafeWay Driving train international guests?

Yes, we do! Many different situations arise when a foreign guest needs training or licensing on Texas roadways. We provide all of the services necessary for foreign clients to receive the best in training and licensing services. Please inquire for details.

Why would a mature driver need training?

These are not the same roads our seniors grew up on. While there is no substitute for experience when it comes to S.A.F.E. driving, years of bad driving habits combined with slowed reflexes can lead to very unsafe driving behaviors. Our Senior Driver Tune-Up is just the next step in the lifelong process of driver training. Illnesses associated with seniors can also affect their driving such as: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, stroke, epilepsy, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or dementia, so it is always a good idea to know they are at their best behind the wheel.

What process is best for working with Senior Drivers?

While a Senior Driver’s years of experience should be respected, their current driving ability should be assessed. The SafeWay Driving Assessment measures all aspects of a driver’s ability in order to expose any deficiencies that may result in unsafe driving. Recommendations for a course of instruction will be made upon completion of this assessment.

Do you bring mature drivers up to speed on the latest vehicle technology?

Our new fleet of driver training vehicles are equipped with the latest safety features. Senior Drivers will learn how these features work and how to use them. We are also happy to train in our vehicle and teach the driver how the new features work in their own personal car for their peace of mind.

Do you educate mature drivers on the latest in road rules and regulations?

The rules of the road, both written and unwritten, and traffic law are constantly changing. We will ensure that the Senior Driver learns everything there is to know about both.

It may be time for my parent(s) to stop driving. Will you make that assessment and recommendation?

We will be 100% honest and straight-forward when assessing and advising any drivers. Our reputation demands it and we take our responsibility for making the roads safer very seriously. If we believe someone should not be driving, whoever they may be, we will make that recommendation in a kind and caring manner. Discretion and personal requests are taken in consideration and adhered to whenever possible.

If it is not a good idea for them to drive any longer, how do you make that recommendation? Will you tell them so the family does not have to?

We understand this can be a very difficult and emotional situation as their personal freedom and self-esteem are at stake. We are driving professionals and will stand behind our recommendations and will absolutely be the ones to have that conversation with the driver if the family does not want to do so. SafeWay Driving is not the legal “final word” in this situation, but we will be supportive of the right thing to do with each and every driver.

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