Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) Program

September 22, 2020

 

If you take a driving skills test, you are required to successfully complete one of the following Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) programs and provide proof of completion at the time of your skills test. You MUST bring your certificate of completion of this program to the DL office at the time you are administered your driving skills test.

The ITD Program was developed with the goal of saving lives through awareness and education. This program is meant to educate drivers in an effort to reduce the risk of being involved in automobile crashes, particularly those caused by distracted driving. Distracted driving is one of the primary causes of fatalities in the United States, and this program shows what can happen when drivers are distracted while driving.

Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD)
The Impact Texas Teen Drivers program (ITTD) is a free, 2 hour informational video that shares the dangers of distracted driving along with real life stories of teens that have lost their lives. This course is for:

  1. Drivers 15-17 years of age who have completed a teen driver education course or a Parent Taught Driver Education Course, or
  2. Drivers 18-24 years of age who have completed a teen driver education course

More information on taking the ITTD program.

Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD)
The Impact Texas Young Drivers program (ITYD) is a free, 1 hour informational video that provides educational information on the dangers of distracted driving. The video also shares real life stories of people and their families who were impacted as a result of distracted driving. This course is for:

  1. Drivers 18-24 years of age who have completed the adult driver education course, or
  2. Drivers 25 years of age or older, including those who may have completed a driver education course (Driver education is not required if you are 25 years of age or older; however, it is highly recommended).

More information on taking the ITYD program.

Completion Certificate
You have 90 days from the date you successfully complete the program to pass the driving skills exam. If you do not pass, you will be required to complete the program again.

Driver Education
The ITD programs do not replace the distracted driving module given in the 32 hours of Teen driver education classroom phase or the 6 hours of Adult driver education classroom phase. The ITD program was added to emphasize the ever increasing dangers of distracted driving.

Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) authorized school
If you plan to take your skills test through a Third Party Skills Testing (TPST) authorized school, you must comply with the following requirements based upon your age:

If you are 16 years of age or older:

  • Possess a valid DE-964 showing completion of a Minors Driver Education Course
  • Hold a valid learner license for a minimum of six months
  • View the ITTD video and receive a completion certificate dated no more than 90 days prior to taking your driving skills examination
  • All individuals tested through the TPST program must complete the ITD requirements prior to taking their driving skills test

If you are 18-24 years of age:

  • Possess a valid DE-964 showing you have completed a Minors Driver Education Course and complete the ITD requirements by viewing the Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) video. The certificate of completion must be dated within 90 days prior to taking the driving skills test, OR
  • Possess a valid ADE-1317 showing you have completed an Adult Driver Education Course and complete the ITD requirements by viewing the Impact Texas Young Drivers (ITYD) video. The certificate of completion must be dated within 90 days prior to taking the driving skills test
  • Have a valid restricted driver license
  • All individuals tested through the TPST program must complete the ITD requirements prior to taking their driving skills test

If you are 25 years of age or older:

  • Have a valid restricted driver license
  • View the ITD video and receive a completion certificate dated no more than 90 days prior to taking the driving skills test.
  • All individuals tested through the TPST program must complete the ITD requirements prior to taking their driving skills test.
  • Driver education is not required for individuals age 25 and older but is highly recommended.

Statutory Authority
You may find more information about laws that apply to ITD Programs in the Texas Administrative Code, 37 TAC §15.62.