This additional minimum 90-minute parent/student driver education component is part of the classroom portion of the driver education curriculum for students under the age of 18. The curriculum emphasizes parental responsibilities regarding juvenile driver behavior, juvenile driving restrictions and the dangers of driving while intoxicated and underage consumption of alcohol.
- For students in Planning District 8 (counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park): The course must be completed in-person, and a parent or guardian is required to attend.
90-Minute Parent/Teen Component Exemptions
Parents and students are exempt from the 90-minute/student driver education component if the student is:
- At least 18 years old
- An emancipated minor
- Unaccompanied minor who is not in the physical custody of their parent or guardian. An "unaccompanied minor" is a minor that may be separated from his/her parents and living with others who do not have custody for a variety of reasons.