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About Us

LTDA offers numerous course schedules throughout the year in a comfortable, convenient location right in the heart of the Lake Travis area. LTDA also offers flexible drive times that can be scheduled in conjunction with the class or as a supplement after the classroom coursework has been completed. With average class sizes ranging from 10 to 25 participants, each student is guaranteed to have a positive experience while receiving a quality education and learning to become a safe and confident driver.Lake Travis Driving Academy is a state certified Driver's Education facility that allows students to complete a comprehensive classroom and behind-the-wheel driving program in preparation for obtaining a Texas Driver's License.

Lake Travis Driving Academy is owned by Lakeway residents Andy and Faith Hicks. Andy is a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and spent the first ten years of his career as a high school teacher in Houston. From teaching school to educating nurses and doctors around the state, Andy transitioned into pharmaceutical sales for Ross Labs where he retired after 23 years of dedicated service. After retiring in 2006, Andy decided to continue with his passion for teaching and opened the Lake Travis Driving Academy in May 2007. His wife and business partner, Faith, is a graduate of Baylor University and works as a Manager of Case Managers and Social Workers for the Dell Childrens Hospital where she is a Registered Nurse (RN).

Certifications

Andy Hicks has a Lifetime Teaching Certification from the State of Texas and is certified to teach Drivers Education and Drug Alcohol Driving Awareness Program (DADAP) by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). All of our driving instructors are certified by the State of Texas and have been teaching drivers education, each over 10+ years.

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COURSES AND EXAMS



PLEASE NOTE:
A. Driver's Education - Teens must be at least 14 years of age for classroom instruction and 15 years of age for behind-the-wheel training. We offer convenient classes throughout the school year.
B. 7 hours of driving will not make a student an accomplished driver. It will take many more hours of experience to accomplish this. It is even more important for the parent or guardian to work in conjunction with the driving school, enforcing the objectives that we stress in our lessons. We will be more than happy to supply you with an outline of exactly what we focus on , if you request one. Studies show that it takes a minimum of 5 years for a beginning driver to fully develop their skills and experience enough situations to be considered an "accomplished" driver. We will do the best we can with students during the time that the state has outlined for us to work with them. Please continue to work, practice, and oversee their driving when they have completed our program.

HOME SCHOOL HELPER - CLASSROOM $300.00

This course consists of 16 lessons with a total length of 32 hours. Classroom sessions consist of 32 hours of instruction beginning at 4:30pm and completing at 6:30pm throughout the Fall. Please click on the Classroom Schedule link in the next section to find the next available class. For additional information about the coursework and curriculum.


HOME SCHOOL HELPER - BEHIND-THE-WHEEL $350.00

This course consists of 7 lessons with a total length of 14 hours. Behind-the-wheel training consists of 14 hours of in-car training - 7 hours driving and 7 hours of observation after the student passes a permit test through the Texas Department of Transportation (DPS). The test includes knowledge of road signs, signals, markings, roadway rules and a vision test. Once this is accomplished, the student or parent can make driving appointments on the Schedule To Drive website. Price included within the cost of the Driver's Education program.


LONESTAR PACKAGE - CLASSROOM & BEHIND-THE-WHEEL $450.00

Classroom course consists of 16 lessons with a total length of 32 hours. CLASSROOM DESCRIPTION - Check above for what is included. Behind the Wheel course consists of 7 lessons with a total length of 14 hours. BEHIND-THE-WHEEL DESCRIPTION - Check above for what is included.


Drug Alcohol Driving Awareness Program (DADAP)

DADAP is included in your classroom training and offers the possible opportunity to obtain a 5% discount on your vehicle insurance (check with your insurance agent).



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