How do I complete the required behind-the-wheel driving hours?

You can get started on the 44 required behind-the-wheel hours once you've received your permit at the DPS.

You must do 14 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with your official parent instructor (the student will observe the parent instructor for seven of the hours, while the parent instructor will observe the student for the other seven hours). You’ll list these hours in the In-Car Observation Log.

You must also do 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice with any licensed adult 21 years old or older (10 of these hours must be done at night). You’ll list these hours in the Behind-the-Wheel Practice Log.

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