DPS Questions Home School Family

While certain documentation requirements are placed on those attempting to obtain a driver permit, including home schoolers, the Department of Public Safety employees do not have a right to question home schoolers regarding how long they have been home schooling, what curriculum is used in their home school, or other extended questioning. Recently a THSC…


DPS Letter Regarding Publication of Collision Rate Statistics

This letter is in response to Tim Lambert’s inquiry regarding the publication of collision rate statistics as required by HB 339, from the 81st Legislature. Texas Department of Public Safety 5805 N. Lamar Blvd * Box 4087 Austin, TX 78773-0001 512/424-2000 www.txdps.state.tx.us March 17, 2011 Tim Lambert Texas Home School Coalition PO Box 6747 Lubbock,…


Response from the Department of Public Safety – May 2010

The assistant director of the Driver License Division responded to Tim’s correspondence with a letter stating that after review of the law, the DPS came to the conclusion that accepting Parent-Taught Driver Education certificates of completion from someone over the age of 18 does not hinder the driver license policy and that a memorandum will…


Letter to DPS Driver License Division – April 21, 2010

Tim sent a letter to the deputy assistant director of the Diver License Division, addressing recent comments regarding the implementation of HB 339, passed by the Texas legislature in 2009—specifically, the requirement to collect statistical data for the purpose of tracking and publishing the collision rates of students from each driver education school or course.…


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