Texas Drivers Applying For License Will Have To Take "Distracted Driving" Course

Aug 6, 2017

Credit TexVet.org

Beginning next month, anyone over 18 applying for a driver’s license in the state of Texas will have to take a course to understand the dangers of driving while distracted.

As The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, the class is called the “Impact Texas Young Drivers” course, and it highlights the dangers of texting while driving. A similar two-hour video course was introduced for drivers under the age of 18, two years ago.

The new course is an hour shorter than the video for teens. The program is modeled after a similar video developed in California.

In a news release, DPS Director Steven McCraw said the new video “uses research and compelling true stories to highlight the many risks facing drivers.” The theme of the course is, “It is not about bad people doing bad things, but about good people making poor choices.”