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What driver’s education is required?

In 2006, the State of Hawaii moved to a graduated licensing program for teen drivers. This program has strict driver education requirements, which include:

• 30 hours of classroom instruction
• 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training

The Department of Education (DOE) offers the above training but the classes fill up quickly since the DOE only charges $10 per class. Numerous private driving schools offer the more than just the basic training, but they can be expensive. Hawaii limits the fees third-party companies can charge, which is not more than $250 for the driver education course and not more than $50 for the behind-the-wheel training.

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