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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 84DRIVER EDUCATION AND SAFETY
SUBCHAPTER CDRIVER EDUCATION SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTORS
RULE §84.42Motor Vehicles

All in-car instruction of students in driver education schools shall be conducted in motor vehicles owned or leased by the owner of the driver education school in the name of the driver education school. If the student is disabled, the school may use a motor vehicle that is owned by the student or student's parent that is equipped with special vehicle controls. All school motor vehicles and vehicles for students with physical disabilities that are used to demonstrate or practice driving lessons shall:

  (1) be properly registered and inspected as required by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles;

  (2) be equipped with dual control brake pedals so that there is a foot brake located within easy reach of the instructor that is capable of bringing the vehicle to a stop and otherwise be equipped in accordance with Texas motor vehicle laws;

  (3) be equipped with an extra inside rearview mirror on the instructor's side and an outside rearview mirror on both sides. The visor mirror shall not substitute for the instructor's inside rearview mirror; and

  (4) be insured by a company authorized to do business in Texas with a continuous liability business insurance policy in the amount specified in Transportation Code Chapter 601, and include coverage for uninsured or underinsured motorists.


Source Note: The provisions of this §84.42 adopted to be effective April 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 1400; amended to be effective September 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 6069

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