ADDITIONAL DRIVING HOURS
In 2010 the State of Texas enacted the LESS TEARS....MORE YEARS™" act.
In September 2013 - the Legislature enacted the following - changing the additional required hours of driving to be increased to THIRTY (30) HOURS. See law below
· HB 3483 - Changes 20 to 30 hours of behind-the-wheel by including at least 10 hours of instruction that takes place at night, in the presence of an adult who meets the requirements of Section 521.222(d)(2), Transportation Code and make Provisional restrictions until age 18.
What does this mean to parents?
It requires all teens, in addition to completing an approved driver education course, log at least 30 hours of practice (at least ten of which must be at night) with their parent, guardian, or a licensed instructor. The Parent Log lists all of the lesson points that you must practice with your teen no more than one hour at a time. You can find the Parent Log by clicking on the preceding link .
As requested by some of our parents Gulf Coast Driving Academy now offers Advanced Driving Skills packages whereby you may purchase 2 hours at a time to hone the skills of your teen or you may purchase 10 or 30 additional (log-able) hours of advanced driving that satisfy the State requirements. We encourage you to look over these Advanced Skills Driving packages and determine what is best for you and your teen. Take care of two things at once by providing your child the best in advanced skill driver training while satisfying your State obligations. Save lives, time and money by adding an Advanced Skills Driving package to your basic driver's ed program.
10 Reasons to hire Gulf Coast Driving Academy to complete the "Less Tears...More Years™" State Law for you:
1. Provide your teen advanced driver training and a better opportunity for safety on today's dangerous roads.
2. Our cars are safer than yours. They are well marked and have a right side instructor brake. You don't.
3. Our instructors are all trained professionals. Sure you are a good driver, but a trained professional?
4. Do you really want to spend 30 hours with your teen driving your car?
5. Do you really want to spend 10 hours at night with your teen driving your car?
6. Does your teen really want to spend 30 hours riding in the car with you telling them what to do?
7. Do you really have the time or patience?
8. Can you and your teen's relationship stand this lengthy process in the car together?
9. They are on our insurance when driving with us and it is our car they bump if they bump one.
10. We are sure you do not wish to show a bad example and not cheat the system AND your child by falsely marking the Parent Log.