Texas Education Code - EDUC § 1001.111. Driving Safety Course for Driver Younger Than 25 Years of Age

(a) The commission by rule shall provide minimum standards of curriculum for and designate the educational materials to be used in a driving safety course designed for drivers younger than 25 years of age.

(b) A driving safety course designed for drivers younger than 25 years of age must:

(1) be a four-hour live, interactive course focusing on issues specific to drivers younger than 25 years of age;

(2) include instruction in:

(A) alcohol and drug awareness;

(B) the traffic laws of this state;

(C) the high rate of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities for drivers younger than 25 years of age;

(D) the issues commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents involving drivers younger than 25 years of age, including poor decision-making, risk taking, impaired driving, distraction, speed, failure to use a safety belt, driving at night, failure to yield the right-of-way, and using a wireless communication device while operating a vehicle, and the role of peer pressure in those issues;

(E) the effect of poor driver decision-making on the family, friends, school, and community of a driver younger than 25 years of age;  and

(F) the importance of taking control of potentially dangerous driving situations both as a driver and as a passenger;  and

(3) require a written commitment by the student to family and friends that the student will not engage in dangerous driving habits.

(c) Expired.


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