Florida Drug and Alcohol Test
There are a lot of things that make Florida unique and how you go about getting a drivers license is one of them. What the rest of the country calls drivers ed, Florida calls:
- Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE), or
- The Drug and Alcohol Course, or
- The First Time Driver D.A.T.A. Course
I’m sure they didn’t mean for it to be this confusing, it just is. Hopefully, we can help get things cleared up for you.
Getting Your Florida Drivers License
Here’s a quick rundown of the steps it takes to get you behind the wheel
Step 1: Complete a Florida first-time driver drivers ed course. If you are between 14 ½ and 18 years of age, this course can be completed online. To make this step easy, you can choose from our list of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approved course providers.
Step 2: Prepare for the Florida written drivers test.
Step 3: Apply for a Florida learners license. Head to the FLHSMV website for details about what to bring and applicable fees.
Step 4: Complete 50 hours of practice driving.
Step 5: Take your driving test. To be eligible, a candidate must:
> Be 16
> Have held a learner’s license for one year
> Have completed all required drivers ed and practice driving
> Show proof of insurance and valid vehicle registration
No Matter What You Call It, Florida Drivers Ed Is a Good Thing
In terms of its ability to create utter excitement and sheer terror, there’s nothing quite like the experience of learning to drive a car. A good drivers ed course will help give you the information you need to get behind the wheel with confidence. Taking a drivers ed course will prepare you with knowledge about:
- Safe driving skills
- Florida road signs and laws
- The consequences of drug or alcohol use in the driving environment
While you can complete your Florida drivers ed requirement in a classroom, it’s really hard to beat the convenience and flexibility of doing it online. There’s no pressure to get a ride to class and you can work on the course at a pace that you can be comfortable with. Some providers make it as easy as an app on your phone!
Good luck on the journey to your Florida drivers license. Study hard and be safe and we’ll see you out there on the road!