Tips and Tricks with Ava: How do I get my Drivers License? 

Tips and Tricks with Ava:  How do I get my Drivers License? 

Ava Bronstad, Lead Staff

So you’re planning on getting your license, but aren’t sure what you need in order to actually obtain said license. Well I’ve got you covered. As a teen who just got her license, I know a thing or two about what you have to do in order to not only ace that test, but also be informed on what papers you have to bring to the DPS in order to successfully get your license. Now let me brief you on the tips and tricks to getting your driver’s license.

There are several documents that you are required to bring with you to the DPS when getting your license. These documents include:

  1. Evidence of Completion of Drivers Education (aka. The certificate from whatever driving school you had completed, stating that you have finished all 32 hours of class plus 14 hours of behind the wheel training.) 
  2. Verification of Enrollment/V.O.E (A form you can obtain on any district website, being Frisco’s website. 
  3. A Completed- Impact Texas Teen Driver Program/ITTD offered online (Printed certificate required on the day of the Road Test.)
  4. Completed 30 Hours Parent Driving Log (aka. 20 hours driven during the day and 10 at night.) 
  5. Lastly, if you want to take some precautionary measures, it’s always a good idea to bring your birth certificate and your social security card. 

While there are many documents you must have, there are also two other requirements you must have to possess to even be considered a license. These two things include:

  1. MUST be 16 years or older in age.
  2.  A valid learner license (which you have to have for a minimum of six months.)

Now that you recognize the requirements for becoming a licensed driver, let’s help you pass said driving test, cause I feel like that is the biggest stressor when it comes to getting a license. Here are the top 5 things to think about when you’re taking your road test:

  1. Just Breath. If you are panicked and thinking of so many things at once, you could easily slip up and make a mistake you wouldn’t have made if you weren’t overthinking. 
  2. Take your time. There is no need to rush on your test. If you just rush and try to get over with it, you will probably miss something when you’re driving, causing you to lose points. This is especially true for parallel parking. Take. Your. TIME. 
  3. Always be observing your surroundings. If you are not constantly looking in your mirrors, side and rear view, you will get points taken off. Being a good driver means you have to know what’s going on around you. And the only way to achieve that is to be observant. 
  4. Pay attention to your Speed. I know, I know, you may be saying, ‘I always watch my speed’ or ‘I’m not stupid, of course I’m going to watch how fast I’m going’, but you’d be suprised on how many people fail a drivers test for going too fast. When you are overthinking, the last thing you will have on your mind is how fast your going. So while it seems stupid to worry about, do pay attention to your speed. It might just be the reason you pass.
  5. Lastly, Remember that if you break any laws, big or small, you will immediately be disqualified from taking the road test. Meaning an automatic fail. This sounds silly, but it is the most important thing to know when driving. If you don’t pay attention to the laws of the road, then you won’t have the opportunity to drive on it. Point. Blank. Period. 

Now that everything is said and done, you are now able to properly get your driver’s license without having to worry about what to bring to the DPS and Tips on what to know when driving during the test. I wish you the best of luck and can’t wait to see you driving on the road.