Texas is thinking about a law that would enable guardians to oversee their teenagers’ driver’s licenses tests instead of taking them to the DMV. Claus Carlsen Photography
When you were a youngster, okay have needed your folks to manage the official test for you to get your driver’s permit? Presently we should flip that situation around to every one of you guardians. On the off chance that you had the choice of showing your children to drive and the obligation of controlling their official driving test, okay do it? In the event that you addressed indeed, you should need to think about moving to Texas.
That is on the grounds that the state council there has proposed a bill, HB 409, that would give Texas teenagers and their folks the alternative of avoiding the driver’s permit trying offices through and through and rather finishing the driving test at home.
Rep. James White, a Republican individual from the Texas House of Representatives, supported the bill with an end goal to mitigate long queues and congestion at the Department of Public Services (DPS) offices, which regulate driving tests and issue licenses. Not long after its presentation, White told Fox KTVU in Austin that the state as of now trust guardians to settle on the correct choices for their kids. In this manner, he accepts, there isn’t any additional hazard in enabling guardians to control driving tests.
How the Law Works Now
The driver’s ed methodology presently requires 32 hours of study hall time and 44 hours of hands-on driving background, and those necessities would stay under this bill. Until 2009, guardians were permitted to control the test, yet the bill was revoked by officials who felt that strategy was excessively hazardous.
In 2014, administrators made an endeavor to change the law to enable driving schools to give the last driving test, however that approach had a couple of issues. To begin with, few out of every odd family approaches a private driving school, especially families living in rustic zones. Furthermore, private driving schools are costly. Second, only one out of every odd school is confirmed to manage the last test.
HB 409 needs to change that. It says to a limited extent:
In issuing a driver’s permit for specific sorts of vehicles, the executive may defer a driving test for a candidate who has effectively finished and passed the preparation and testing directed by an individual ensured under Subsection (a).
As it were, the Texas DPS would keep directing driving tests, yet in the event that the bill passes (it requires a yes vote from 66% of the individuals chose to each house), the thought is that it would manage far less of them. In the event that the bill is fruitful, it will produce results Sept. 1, 2019.