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Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 84, Driver Education and Safety. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until April 22, 2024.

Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 84, Driver Education and Safety. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until February 26, 2024.

Fingerprint Information

Fingerprints provided for YOUR TDLR application shall be used to check criminal history records of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in accordance with applicable statutes. NOTE: Do NOT schedule an appointment for fingerprinting until after you have filed your license application. All the information you need to schedule your fingerprint appointment will… Read More about Fingerprint Information

Draft Rules Posted for Jan. 23 Advisory Committee Meeting

On January 23, 2023, the Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee will meet to discuss and consider possible action on proposed rules related to the implementation of last session’s TDLR Sunset Bill, HB 1560, Article 5. The Sunset Bill made several statutory changes to the Driver Education and Safety program. To ensure the public… Read More about Draft Rules Posted for Jan. 23 Advisory Committee Meeting

Distance Education Temporary Provisions Expire November 1st

On March 12, 2020, March 31, 2020, and May 21, 2020, TDLR enacted temporary distance education provisions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These temporary provisions allowed licensed in-person driver education schools and in-person driving safety schools to offer distance education because many schools could not provide in-person classes under state or local COVID-19 restrictions…. Read More about Distance Education Temporary Provisions Expire November 1st

Beware Of People Posing as TDLR Inspectors

Inspectors for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation will never request or accept money under any circumstances while calling, visiting or conducting an inspection. Real TDLR inspectors will: Real TDLR inspectors cannot and will not: If someone posing as a TDLR employee approaches or calls you, please contact TDLR and law enforcement immediately. Impersonating a public servant is… Read More about Beware Of People Posing as TDLR Inspectors