- Location: Texas
Special Licenses in Texas
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have a commercial driver's license (CDL) along with school bus and passenger endorsements.
- Pass annual physical fitness and mental health exams.
- Pass a background check on your driving record.
- Pass a background check on your criminal record.
- Own a certificate proving that you're either enrolled in or have successfully completed a course in school bus safety education.
A CDL is not required if the shuttle van or bus you're operating is designed for 15 passengers or less.
Taxi license requirements vary with each town and city. Check with your municipal government. Usually a city or town clerk handles the licensing. But in some districts, local police departments oversee the processing.
There is no statewide chauffeur license code to follow. Like taxis, chauffeur driver licenses vary with each district. Some may not require a special license,whereas other districts, such as Houston, mandate strict requirements. Check with your local government.
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
- Operators under 14 must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
- When riding on public land, you must carry an ATV safety course certificate. Younger riders can scoot this requirement if they are riding with a parent who owns a safety certificate.
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