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Drivers Ed in Alabama
Completion of a Alabama Drivers Ed course is suggested and often required prior to obtaining your learner's permit, and ultimately receiving your Driver's License. Although not approved for the state of Alabama, I Drive Safely is a good course to prepare yourself for your state's licensing exam.
Alabama requires teen drivers to complete 30 hours of behind-the-wheel driving time or pass a state-approved driver education course before receiving full driving privileges. Forms needed for verification of the completion of a certified driver education course can be downloaded from the Department of Public Safety website.
Driver education classes are considered elective courses in 98% of Alabama high schools. Some schools are now offering simulated driving experiences as part of the instruction. Learner's licenses are not required for drivers who are enrolled in a state-approved driver education class.
Immaturity and lack of experience are the two main causes of traffic deaths among teens. In Alabama, young drivers ages 15-24 suffer the highest death rates in car accidents.
Educational courses, which include classroom instruction and supervised driving time, provide students with the most benefits. For additional information, please see the Alabama Department of Health's report on Motor Vehicle Deaths in Alabama.Local Drivers Education
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