WHAT IS PTDE?
If you want to earn your driving permit, you’ll have to take some form of a driver education course. You can either spend your time in a classroom, or learn how to drive at home. Parent-taught driver’s education online is a course that allows your parent to become the teacher and instruct you on how to drive.
WHY DRIVER’S ED IS REQUIRED
Driving is a learned skill. Because nobody is born with the innate ability to drive, there are strict requirements that one must accomplish before obtaining their driving permit. Failure to understand the functions of a car and the many laws that are set up to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe can prove disastrous. Learning to drive is a great responsibility—perhaps the biggest responsibility a teenager will face.
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE
A parent-taught driver’s education course is the best way to go if you are getting ready for your permit exam, because it allows you to work from the convenience of your own home. You can access this course from any computer with an Internet connection, so you can work on it from wherever is most comfortable and convenient for you.
QUICK & EASY "HOW TO" GUIDE
We know getting your learner’s permit and driver’s license can be confusing. To make it easy for you, we have created a downloadable guide outlining all the steps you need to take, from driver’s education to taking your driving test. Check out: "How to Get Your Learner’s Permit."
WORK WHEN YOU WANT
This parent-taught driver’s education online course has no time limit, so you can work on it at a pace that’s comfortable for you. This way, you never have to worry about what anyone else is doing, and you don’t have to feel rushed or pressed for time.
THE ONLINE LEARNER’S PERMIT TEST PREP COURSE HAS:
FREE PRACTICE TESTS
Just for signing up for this parent-taught driver’s education course, you get the added benefit of practice permit tests. These practice tests have been designed by a team of experts in the field, so they have the same format as the one you will see at the DMV. Even better, every practice test question has appeared on actual DMV permit exams, so you get to practice with the real thing.
UNLIMITED LOG INS AND OUTS
There are 8 units in this parent-taught driver’s education course online, and you can log in and out of them as often as you like. This allows you to work on the Teen Driver Education course in multiple sessions, and since there is no minimum amount of time you must spend on each session, you can work as little or as much as you want.
TEACH YOUR TEEN
If your parent or guardian is interested in teaching you to drive, they must first apply for a PTDE packet. After submitting their application—one for each teen driver they intend on teaching—they must select the school and register the teen (or teens). When the packet arrives (expect approximately 3 weeks), the student or students will be ready to begin.
There are certain requirements for establishing who is eligible to teach Parent-Taught Driver’s Education. For starters, only the parent, grandparent, step-parent, step-grandparent, foster parent, or legal guardian may teach the teen in question. In addition, each state can impose its own rules. Some of the factors that could come into play are:
Check with your local DMV to see if your parent or guardian is eligible.
BENEFITS OF PARENT-TAUGHT DRIVER’S ED
Parent-taught driver’s education is great because it allows the parent to be directly involved with the teen’s education, rather than leaving it up to an unknown source. And it’s helpful for the teen learner to have a trusted, reliable source of information by their side throughout the learning process.
What you learn in driver’s education can carry you throughout the rest of your life. And those who take driver education seriously become the safest drivers.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
This parent-taught driver’s education course is very user-friendly, but if you ever have any questions about it, you can contact our Customer Support team. They are available 24/7 by phone or email, so there is always someone there to assist you.