Impact Texas Teen Driver (ITTD)
Impact Texas Teen Driver (ITTD) is a FREE, mandatory video that describes the dangers of distracted driving. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires all New Driver License applicants, ages 16 & 17, to view and submit proof of successful completion of the ITTD video as part of the License Application process.
The ITTD video is available FREE of charge directly through the DPS website. Once a prospective new applicant completes the video, they will be issued a Certificate of Completion, which must then be submitted to DPS during the License Application process.
“IMPACT Texas Teen Drivers (ITTD) was developed by the Department of Public Safety with the goal of saving lives through awareness and education. ITTD is an 8 part video that explains with hard facts the dangers of distracted driving along with real life stories of teens that have lost their life from distracted driving. Our theme throughout the video is “It is not about bad kids doing bad things, but about good kids making poor choices.” These poor choices center around cell phone use as well as attempting to multitask in the vehicle instead of focusing on driving.
This program is modeled after an initiative developed by the California non-profit Impact Teen Drivers. By using state-specific statistics, videos and materials this program is designed to engage teens in identifying “what’s lethal” and to help emphasize the problem of reckless and distracted driving. Included in this program is the GDL Made Simple video which serves as a reminder of the crash risk for teen drivers and Texas’ passenger and other novice driver restrictions.
All skills examination applicants who completed a Teen Driver Education program must complete the ITTD program and obtain proof of completion prior to taking the driving skills examination. The ITTD program shall be viewed after completion of Behind the Wheel driver education requirements and prior to taking the skills examination. The proof of completion must be provided to the Department or Third Party Skills Test (TPST) school prior to administration of the skills examination and no later than ninety (90) days after program completion.”
Is ITTD part of the 32 classroom hours of Driver Education required to complete prior to taking the skills (behind the wheel) examination?
ITTD is a separate requirement and must be completed no more than 90 days prior to the applicant taking the skills examination. ITTD should be completed after the 32 classroom hours and all behind the wheel instruction has been given and is the last step before taking the driving skills examination.
Who is required to take ITTD?
Any applicant who has taken a Teen Driver Education Course (32 hours classroom/44 hours behind the wheel), issued a DE-964, and is scheduled to take a drive test September 1, 2015 and beyond is required to view the ITTD program and receive a completion certificate before the drive test will be administered. The certificate must be dated within 90 days of the drive test.
Applicants ages 18-24 who have been issued an ADE-1317 showing completion of Adult Driver Education (6 hours classroom) are not required to take ITTD at this time.
Is there an expiration date on the ITTD certificate?
The ITTD certification does not display an expiration date. However, the ITTD certificate is only valid for 90 days. If the applicant does not pass the driving skills examination within 90 days of the date on the certificate they must restart the ITTD program.
Do I have to watch the whole 2 hour video in a single viewing?
o, the ITTD video is broken up into eight (8) modules that you can view independently. Each module must be completed in its entirety in order to progress to the next module.
After I complete all modules and finish the ITTD video, how will I receive my certificate?
A copy of the certificate will be e-mailed to the address used to create an account on the ITTD website. Additionally, you will be able to log in to the ITTD website at any time to retrieve and print your certificate.
Can I submit the electronic copy of my certificate to the driver license office or TPST school?
No. You must print the certificate and submit a paper copy to the driver license office or TPST school.
Is there a fee required to take ITTD?
No. ITTD is offered by the Department free of charge.