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Frequently Asked Questions

Driver training can be confusing at times, we get it! We are experts at this and here to help. If you can't find the answer to your question on this page, please feel free to call us!

  • 1. Learn Teen Licensing Process
    Texas law requires teens to complete a 32 hour theory course, 7 hours of driving & 7 hours of observation. An additional 30 hours of driving must be logged before you can get your license. SafeWay offers our teen course online with convenient local drive sites in your neighborhood!
  • 2. Enroll in a Drivers Ed Program
    You can enroll in a drivers ed program shortly before your 15th birthday. When selecting a program, be sure that it includes both the theory and behind the wheel training. SafeWay's online course is fully integrated with our in-car training, making it the most comprehensive teen drivers ed course in Texas!
  • 3. Apply For Your Permit
    To get your permit, you will need to receive the permit portion of your DE-964 from your course provider. you will take this certificate to the DPS along with the other required identification documents Unlike some online programs that make you wait until you've completed the course. SafeWay will mail your permit paperwork after successfully completing your third session!
  • 4. Complete SafeWay Program
    You need to successfully complete 32 hours of theory work as well as a minimum of 7 hours of driving and 7 hours of observation with a certified driving school or registered parent-taught program. Remember that learning to drive is not a rite of passage, but a skill set. National Standards recommend at least 10 hours of behind the wheel professional instruction.
  • 5. Transfer To SafeWay
    A lot of students transfer to us after starting with someone else. You can transfer to SafeWay Driving to complete your drivers ed program! Before you begin your in-car driving with us, we’ll induct you into the SafeWay Driving System so that you are fully prepared to get behind the wheel.
  • 6. Complete 30 Hour Parent Log
    Texas law requires young drivers to receive an additional 30 hours of behind-the-wheel instructions by a certified instructor, parent or guardian before you can receive your license. At least 10 of these hours must take place at nighttime. SafeWay Driving can provide some or all of these hours for you.
  • 7. Take Your DPS Road Test at SafeWay
    Avoid the hassle of taking your driving test at the DPS office. SafeWay Driving is now authorized 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 two-hour online IMPACT course.
  • 8. Time To Get Your License!
    You will need to receive the license portion of your DE-964 from SafeWay. You will take this certificate to the DPS along with the other required identification documents. If you take your Road Test with SafeWay, we will provide you with a sealed envelope to take to the DPS.
  • Where is the nearest DPS and what are their hours of operation?
    Click here for DPS locations and hours of operation.

Teen Driving Checklists

What are the steps to get your permit? How do you schedule your drives? What do you need to take with you to get your license? We know you're bound to have a lot of questions for us, and we have the answers. Take a look at our checklists and learn more about what you need.

Teen Driver Checklist

Get on the road to safe driving

Learners Permit Checklist

Find DPS required documents for your permit

Scheduling Your Drives Checklist

Start scheduling your drives

The "What's Next" Checklist

Discover your next step after completing the course

Getting Your Driver's License Checklist

Find out the steps to get your driver's license

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