We are the only driving school in Carrollton authorized by the Texas DPS to administer the Official Teen Road Skills Test (driving test). It doesn’t matter whether you completed your training in an online classroom, were parent taught, or went to another driving school, you can take the Official Teen Road Skills Test here. You may use your own vehicle or ours for the same low price of $75.
What does this mean for you? You don’t have to go to the DPS to take the Road Skills Test (driving test) if you completed a Teen Drivers Education course. It also means that you can schedule your test at your convenience without having to wait in line, increased privacy, and, if you would happen to make a mistake and need to retest, you can do that at no additional cost. If you have previously taken the Road Skills Test at a Texas DPS Office, but failed, you can retest here without a long wait for another test date.
Beginning September 1, 2015, all teens who take the Road Skills Test must go online and complete the MANDATORY 2-hours “Impact Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD)” program. After completing the 2-hours video, students will receive the ITTD certificate which will be one of the required documents for the Road Skills Test.
This Road Skills Test is ONLY FOR TEEN DRIVERS ED STUDENTS.
Only teens who are at least 16 years old, have held a valid learner license for 6 months, and have completed a Teen Drivers Ed course are eligible to take the Driving Test with Right Start.
Students who took the Adult Drivers Ed Course (ages 18-24) and individuals ages 25+ are still required to take the Road Skills Test with a local Texas DPS office.
Right Start Driving School
972-242-1333 or 972-242-1311
When you are 16, 17 or 18 years old, have completed an approved teen drivers ed program, and have had your permit for at least 6 months (look on the back side of your permit for the date you are eligible), you will need to bring the following information with you to our school to take the road test:
If the student was parent taught the PT-964 will have one of these provider numbers on it:
To prepare for the driving test, review the Texas Driver Handbook. This free handbook is available online at www.dps.texas.gov or at any driver license office. Practice all of the maneuvers listed in the “Driver Safety Checklist” section before scheduling your test. While practicing, ask the person with you to give you instructions and point out any mistakes.
Road Tests are given at the following times:
Monday – Wednesday & Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
* ALL TESTS ARE 1/2 HOUR IN DURATION
You must present your unexpired learner license to the Certified Examiner. You will be given an opportunity to ask all questions before your driving test begins. Once the test starts, the Certified Examiner is not permitted to engage in general conversation.
No pets or unauthorized passengers are allowed in the vehicle during the test. The test takes about 20 minutes. The goal of the driving test is to determine your ability to safely operate a vehicle and obey traffic laws. You will be graded on your ability to demonstrate the following maneuvers:
• Backing in a straight line
• Parallel parking
• Approaching intersections
• Stopping in regular traffic conditions
• Controlling the vehicle
• Observing traffic
• Maintaining vehicle position (turning, stopping, etc.)
• Using signals
If at any time a dangerous or illegal maneuver is performed, the driving test will be immediately stopped and will result in an automatic failure.
You will be informed if you passed or failed the test, and you will receive detailed feedback on the areas where you did well and the areas where you need to improve. If you do not pass the driving test, we will hold you paperwork in our office, and you can attempt the test again as soon as you feel that you are ready. The payment of $75 will be valid for 90 days and three attempts. After 90 days — or three failed tests — a new fee must be submitted.
Over 2,345 students have been tested and passed (as of 5/13/2016).