If you are 18-24 or over 24 and have never had a license in Texas you now get to take yet another course.

The Texas DPS is now requiring all new licensees to take a two-hour online course in distracted driving.  Distracted driving has become a huge problem in the last few years thanks to cell phones and other gadgets in a car. And in some cases, the distracted driving has lead to deaths.

From the TXDPS:

“This new component of the department’s distracted driving initiative uses research and compelling true stories to highlight the many risks facing drivers,”

Of course, those who are renewing their licenses don’t have to take the course, but it might not be a bad idea.

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