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Old 03-10-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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I'm sorry to just ask for help straight from my very first post, but I'm really desperate at this point. I moved to Austin a couple of days ago after getting a job here. I really need a driver's license to get to work but haven't got one (only have a permit from PA). I need to take the driving test but I don't have a car and don't know anyone in Austin.

I've tried contacting a couple of driving schools but no luck. I have also tried going to the DPS office on S. Congress in hopes of finding someone there but no luck either.

If someone could help me out in any way, I'm willing to pay for the help.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Call Austin Driving School. There should be no problem getting a response from them. They will pick you up from your house and there are different student driving levels: beginner, intermediate and experienced.
Austin Driving School (http://www.austindrivingschool.com/adultdrivereducation/behindthewheeldriving.html - broken link)
They take you through the whole process in addition to lessons or a road evaluation. The instructor takes you to DPS for the test, which you take in the instructor's vehicle. Call soon, as it may take a week or so to get on their schedule. We just completed this process and it was a smooth one.

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Old 03-14-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Hey jcizzle, I don't know about the licsence thing but I had a few questions, How is Austin? what part did you move to? How was the move from pa to austin? Just was wondering since me and my family are looking to move to austin from pa. Any feedback would be nice. Also did you use any moving company or something like that?
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I'm sorry to just ask for help straight from my very first post, but I'm really desperate at this point. I moved to Austin a couple of days ago after getting a job here. I really need a driver's license to get to work but haven't got one (only have a permit from PA). I need to take the driving test but I don't have a car and don't know anyone in Austin.

I've tried contacting a couple of driving schools but no luck. I have also tried going to the DPS office on S. Congress in hopes of finding someone there but no luck either.

If someone could help me out in any way, I'm willing to pay for the help.
Excuse me, but your PA drivers license is valid here in Texas. So you should be able to drive right now.

Yes, as a new resident you will have to get a Texas license before a certain time limit (check the DPS website to see wwhat that is).
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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Excuse me, but your PA drivers license is valid here in Texas. So you should be able to drive right now.

Yes, as a new resident you will have to get a Texas license before a certain time limit (check the DPS website to see wwhat that is).
Yep if its a license you have 90 days New Residents

Honestly I drove with an out of state license for over a year until it expired.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:54 PM
 
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He said he only has a permit from PA, not a DL.
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