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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 84DRIVER EDUCATION AND SAFETY
SUBCHAPTER GGENERAL BUSINESS PRACTICES
RULE §84.80Names and Advertising

(a) A licensed driver education school, driving safety school, department-approved course provider, or drug and alcohol awareness school may not conduct business or advertise under a name that is not distinguishable from a name used by any other licensed driver education school, driving safety school, course provider or drug and alcohol awareness school, or tax-supported educational establishment in this state, unless specifically approved in writing by the department.

(b) Use of names other than the approved school name may constitute a violation of this section.

(c) Branch schools shall conduct business using the same name as the primary school.

(d) An applicant applying for approval of a new license shall be allowed to advertise in a manner as approved by the department. Any publicly posted advertisement from a license applicant subject to license approval by the department shall include the following information:

  (1) A notice stating "Driving School Coming Soon"; and

  (2) Display a functioning phone number and email address for the school within the advertisement.

(e) An applicant applying for approval of a new license shall not:

  (1) Enroll students or conduct classes in driver training or drug and alcohol awareness prior to department approval of the license application;

  (2) Accept payments from prospective students; or

  (3) Publish advertisements including the school name or upcoming class sessions.

(f) A school shall not advertise without including the school name and the school number exactly as it appears on the driver education school license.

(g) All advertisements of a multiple classroom location or alternative delivery method shall meet the requirements in subsections (a) - (f).


Source Note: The provisions of this §84.80 adopted to be effective April 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 1400; amended to be effective September 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 6069

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