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Teen Driver Training

Getting your drivers license is a lot! There are a bunch of steps to take and we understand that it can be intimidating and overwhelming at times. We've been doing this for 50 years and have helped over 275,000 drivers get their licenses. We are pros at helping make it easy and stress free for you while also giving you the best drivers education available. We've got your back!

State Approved

Certified by the TDLR

24/7/365 Scheduling

Schedule drives online at your convenience

32 Hour Online Course

Access anytime

Advanced In-Car Training

Get on the road to SAFE driving

Online Permit Test

Built in practice quizes

Convenient Drive Sites

Locally owned and operated

When you want the absolute best training there is

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SAFEWAY

ADVANCED

17 Hours Driving

32 Hours Online Classroom

Exceeds National Standards

Priority Instructor Selection

Emergency Roadside Kit

20 Parent Hours Remaining

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SAFEWAY

ADVANCED PRO

37 Hours Driving

32 Hours Online Classroom

Exceeds National Standards

Priority Instructor Selection

Emergency Roadside Kit

0 Parent Hours of Instruction Remaining

Fulfills All Parental Driving Requirements

We Handle Everything For You!

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SAFEWAY

ADVANCED PLUS

27 Hours Driving

32 Hours Online Classroom

Exceeds National Standards

Priority Instructor Selection

Emergency Roadside Kit

10 Parent Hours Remaining

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STATE

MINIMUM

7 Hours Driving

32 Hours Online Classroom

30 Parent Hours Remaining

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SAFEWAY

BASIC

10 Hours Driving

32 Hours Online Classroom

National Minimum Standards

27 Parent Hours Remaining

Steps to Your License

The steps to getting your drivers license as a teen can be overwhelming and confusing at times. We are here to help. Click the button below to learn more.

Why SafeWay Driving For Teens?

Learning to drive is not a rite of passage. It's not a game or cool app. It's a learned skill-set. Driving is the only dangerous thing most people do every day, and it requires a certain skill level if you want to survive today's challenging roadways. You don't become a safe driver by getting a license. You become a safe driver by spending hours of time practicing in the car with a Certified Professional Driving Instructor.

The Very Best In-Car Training

You learn to drive in a car, not on a screen.

Ultimate Convenience

Handle everything from your computer except the driving.

Save More Time

Save 32 trips to an old-school classroom with our online course.

Integrated Curriculum

Our online course blends seamlessly into our in-car training.

50 Years, 275,000 Drivers Trained

With over 50 years experience and training more than 275,000 SAFE drivers.

Want to Transfer to SafeWay?

Have you started a course with another school and just aren't happy with your experience? This happens a lot!

Have you completed your 32 hours of classroom instruction and now need to get your driving done?

Either way, we've got your back and would love to have you transfer to Safeway Driving to complete your drivers ed program!

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The Advanced Road to Your License

0 Hours Behind the Wheel

Online Course & Permit Test

SafeWay Driving's proprietary online driver education course includes the online permit test and is designed to prepare you for your in-car driver training. Access your course 24/7/365 to develop safe choices and safe habits before you get behind the wheel at one of our conveniently located driving schools.

7 Hours Behind the Wheel

Minimum Driving Requirement

The State requires a minimum of 7 hours of driving and 7 observation for a teen to get their license, for a total of 14 hours behind the wheel. SafeWay’s State Minimum will fulfill the State requirements, but keep in mind an additional 30 hours of driver training must be completed before you will be eligible for your license.

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10 Hours Behind the Wheel

Meets National Standards

7 hours is just not enough for a young driver, which is why the National Standard suggests 10 hours of in-car driver training. The SafeWay Basic Package meets this standard while providing some additional training on freeways and intersections, which is where a majority of teen accidents occur.

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17 Hours Behind the Wheel

The Beginning of Advanced Training

There’s a difference between getting your license and learning how to drive. With the SafeWay Driving Advanced Package you’ll drive on tracks targeted to prepare you for the most common teen driving challenges while also lessening the parental driving requirement.

27 Hours Behind the Wheel

Advanced Training at the Next Level

There are no shortcuts to becoming a safe driver. The SafeWay Advanced Plus course will put your skills to test through specially designed driving tracks that progressively become more challenging as you complete each level. Including the option of nighttime training hours, this comprehensive course lessens the parental driving requirement to 10 hours.

37 Hours Behind the Wheel

The Ultimate in Advanced Training

Teens only become safe drivers by spending hours of time practicing in the car with a Certified Professional Driving Instructor. The SafeWay Advanced Pro Package fulfills the parental driving requirements and provides 37 hours of the utmost in professional driver training.

  • 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.
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