The Texas Defensive Driving Course
The Texas Defensive Driving Course is a six-hour course regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Drivers
take this course to get a ticket dismissed or obtain a discount on their auto insurance premium. Schools approved by the TDLR
offer the course in a classroom setting or online. A certificate of completion is issued upon completion of the course.
Drivers submit this completion to the court to get their ticket dismissed or they submit it to the insurance company
to obtain a discount.
The course covers traffic laws and techniques for driving safely on Texas roads. The specific topics are regulated by
the TDLR and include:
- Rules of the Road
- Distracted Driving
- Driving Emergencies
- Protecting Yourself While Driving
- Driving in All Seasons
- Adult and Child Safety Equipment
- Impaired Driving
- Driving Behaviors
- Recent Trends in Driving
- Best Practices and Procedures
How to Dismiss a Texas Traffic Ticket
You can get your traffic ticket dismissed and avoid having points added to your driver record by completing an approved Texas Defensive Driving course.
Each court specifies its own eligibility requirements for taking a Defensive Driving course for ticket dismissal, so you must check with
your court to ensure you qualify. In general,
you're usually eligible to take a Defensive Driving course if you meet the following requirements:
- You have a valid driver license (that is not a Commercial Driver License).
- You were ticketed for a moving violation such as speeding or running a red light.
- You have not taken Texas traffic school for a ticket you received in the last 12 months.
You must request to take a Defensive Driving course for the traffic violation shown on your citation and pay a fee to the court for
permission to take the course. If you are granted permission to take a Defensive Driving course to dismiss your traffic violation, you will be required by your court to obtain a copy of your Texas driving record.
You can save time and have Safe2Drive order your driver record for you.
When you complete Safe2Drive's Texas Defensive Driving course, you will take your Certificate of Completion to your court to prove that you have taken the course, and your ticket will be dismissed.
How to Get a Texas Auto Insurance Discount
Many insurance companies offer auto discounts to drivers who complete a Defensive Driving program. Check with your insurance provider to see if they offer this discount. Discounts can be as high as 15%.
If your insurance provider does offer this discount, select the "Insurance Discount" option when you register for the Texas Defensive Driving course. When you complete the course, print a copy of your Certificate of Completion and
deliver it to your insurance company. They'll reduce your car insurance premium.
How Does the Online Course Work?
Safe2Drive's Texas Defensive Driving course is quick and easy. Get everything done in three simple steps!
Step One: Register for the course.
Create a username and password and fill out your contact information.
Step Two: Take the course online.
Our Texas Defensive Driving course consists of 11 short online lessons. We've incorporated the final exam into the multiple-choice end-of-lessons quizzes. That means you'll take the final exam as you progress through the
course. You must pass the end-of-lesson quiz to proceed to the next lesson. Most people pass the lesson quiz on their first attempt, but you can retake a lesson quiz as many times as necessary to pass at no extra fee.
You may log in and out of the course as often as you'd like. Take it all in one sitting or come and go on your own schedule. It's completely up to you!
Step Three: Get your Certificate of Completion.
When you complete the course, we will immediately email you your Certificate of Completion for FREE. You must sign the
court copy of the certificate and deliver it to your court. We provide you with an additional copy of your certificate that you can keep for your records.
Why Choose Safe2Drive Traffic School?
At Safe2Drive, we put our customers above everything else. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and top-notch defensive driving courses at low prices. We're constantly updating our courses to make sure they have the most up-to-date
information and use the best technology available.
Best of all, our online courses are easy to complete and extremely convenient. Skip the hassle of the classroom and take your course online from the comfort of your own home (or on the go!).
Approved in all Texas counties.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!
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