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lisa67 Sep 7th 2009 7:54 pm

more stupid Texas Bureaucracy !
 
So because we (me and hubby) haven't held a Texas driving license for at least 3 years we can't take part in the teenage driving program for our son...we'll have to pay to have him "taught" by some spotty young plonker.$$$
Makes me mad when you see the standard of driving here...especially when it rains!!!
OK, thanks for listening...rant over.
If anyone can come up with a way around this I'd be grateful :)

The Horticulturalist Sep 7th 2009 8:00 pm

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I feel your pain..............

The standard of driving here is truly awful, and is not improved by people talking on their cell phones constantly, even the police here do it!

We're not in Kansas now Lisa! :)

lisa67 Sep 7th 2009 8:02 pm

Re: more stupid Texas Bureaucracy !
 

Originally Posted by The Horticulturalist (Post 7912014)
I feel your pain..............

The standard of driving here is truly awful, and is not improved by people talking on their cell phones constantly, even the police here do it!

We're not in Kansas now Lisa! :)

:)

I wouldn't mind if I'd only just got off the boat, but we've lived over here for 9 years total..that's what makes me really mad!!!

rebs Sep 7th 2009 8:09 pm

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Originally Posted by lisa67 (Post 7912018)
:)

I wouldn't mind if I'd only just got off the boat, but we've lived over here for 9 years total..that's what makes me really mad!!!

Yeah, I've just been looking at the DPS website - doesn't seem to be any kind of reciprocity where your state license from where you lived before can count... :frown:

Can he do driver's ed with the local school? Might that be cheaper than a driving school?

lisa67 Sep 7th 2009 8:14 pm

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Originally Posted by rebs (Post 7912035)
Yeah, I've just been looking at the DPS website - doesn't seem to be any kind of reciprocity where your state license from where you lived before can count... :frown:

Can he do driver's ed with the local school? Might that be cheaper than a driving school?

Thanks Rebs.....he can do it through school if he waits until next summer, but he'd really like to do it before then, so we might have to bite the bullet after Xmas as he's too busy after school to do it now (classes are monday-Friday) ah well....just another (small) hurdle to jump over!

chartreuse Sep 7th 2009 8:16 pm

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Sorry to hear that Lisa. Frankly, it's all a load of wank, though. I know several people here who have driving licences because their parents just wrote down a load of lies as supposed "evidence" of completing parent-taught drivers ed.:(

lisa67 Sep 7th 2009 8:21 pm

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Originally Posted by chartreuse (Post 7912047)
Sorry to hear that Lisa. Frankly, it's all a load of wank, though. I know several people here who have driving licences because their parents just wrote down a load of lies as supposed "evidence" of completing parent-taught drivers ed.:(

I know...makes me want to spit!! I might go into the local office and see what they say, but knowing the lovely ladies there (having been in to see them before) I don't hold out much hope...rules are rules!!!:sneaky:

The Horticulturalist Sep 7th 2009 8:49 pm

Re: more stupid Texas Bureaucracy !
 

Originally Posted by lisa67 (Post 7912018)
:)

I wouldn't mind if I'd only just got off the boat, but we've lived over here for 9 years total..that's what makes me really mad!!!

9 years!!! So I guess this is the same for a USC that has not been resident in Texas for 3 years either? You'd think they'd allow it if you'd held ANY US drivers license for that time?
But they don't do things the way the rest of us do *rolls eyes*

lisa67 Sep 7th 2009 8:57 pm

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Originally Posted by The Horticulturalist (Post 7912106)
9 years!!! So I guess this is the same for a USC that has not been resident in Texas for 3 years either? You'd think they'd allow it if you'd held ANY US drivers license for that time?
But they don't do things the way the rest of us do *rolls eyes*

what you've suggested is way too sensible ;)

Sue Sep 8th 2009 11:50 am

Re: more stupid Texas Bureaucracy !
 

Originally Posted by lisa67 (Post 7911995)
So because we (me and hubby) haven't held a Texas driving license for at least 3 years we can't take part in the teenage driving program for our son...we'll have to pay to have him "taught" by some spotty young plonker.$$$
Makes me mad when you see the standard of driving here...especially when it rains!!!
OK, thanks for listening...rant over.
If anyone can come up with a way around this I'd be grateful :)

Wow, that sounds like one silly rule. Once he's got his permit can you ride along with him, or do you have to have had your Texas license for 3 years for that too?

lisa67 Sep 8th 2009 12:22 pm

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Originally Posted by Sue (Post 7913656)
Wow, that sounds like one silly rule. Once he's got his permit can you ride along with him, or do you have to have had your Texas license for 3 years for that too?

Not sure to be honest Sue. I need to go back to the web page and take a look. Can't believe there isn't a way around this...there must be so many people that come into Texas from another State :confused:

Sue Sep 8th 2009 12:26 pm

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Originally Posted by lisa67 (Post 7913763)
Not sure to be honest Sue. I need to go back to the web page and take a look. Can't believe there isn't a way around this...there must be so many people that come into Texas from another State :confused:

I wonder what the reasoning there is behind such a silly rule.

Amongst other things I had my son driving an hour a day, to and from school, and feel much more confident that he is a good driver because of this. I also drummed into him about using his indicators because around these parts no one uses them. They are just on the car to make it look pretty :D

lisa67 Sep 8th 2009 7:45 pm

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Originally Posted by Sue (Post 7913781)
I wonder what the reasoning there is behind such a silly rule.

Amongst other things I had my son driving an hour a day, to and from school, and feel much more confident that he is a good driver because of this. I also drummed into him about using his indicators because around these parts no one uses them. They are just on the car to make it look pretty :D

goodness only know what they were thinking when they came up with this rule!! :unsure:
I'd feel much happier teaching my son than having someone else doing it and paying through the nose for the privilege :curse:

meauxna Sep 8th 2009 8:02 pm

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Originally Posted by lisa67 (Post 7914720)
goodness only know what they were thinking when they came up with this rule!! :unsure:
I'd feel much happier teaching my son than having someone else doing it and paying through the nose for the privilege :curse:

Contrarian View: You can still teach him, you're just paying for the certification. :)


I couldn't see a way around it, either, from snooping around on their site.


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