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New ed program required for teen drivers


Law enforcement administrators with the Texas Department of Public Safety remind student drivers that the Impact Texas Teen Driver program (ITTD), which went into effect Sept. 1, is a new requirement for driver license applicants who complete a teen driver education course. The two-hour ITTD program contains several videos that provide awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
Since Sept. 1, anyone who takes a teen driver education course - including Parent Taught Driver Education - must also complete the ITTD program. This consists of watching the video and printing out the ITTD completion certificate.
ITTD should be completed after the classroom hours and all behind-the-wheel instruction, and is the last step before taking the driving skills examination. In addition, individuals aged 18-24 years, who choose to complete a teen driver education course, must also complete the ITTD program.
To take the driver skills examination, student drivers must present the ITTD completion certificate along with their driver's education course certificate of completion. The skills examination must be completed within 90 days of date on the ITTD certificate of completion. DPS provides information about ITTD when student drivers apply for their learner's permit.
For more information about ITTD or to complete the course, visit https://impacttexasteendrivers.dps.texas.gov/ or http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/ittdPrgm.htm.