Texas drivers who have gotten a traffic ticket can take this course if a Texas judge, magistrate, or court has approved them to attend a defensive driving course (traffic school). This convenient, easy course is 100% online and fully approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
This course can also be taken voluntarily by a Texas driver for an automobile insurance discount of 10% or more. Check with your insurance company to find out if you are eligible.
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Our online Defensive Driving Program for Driver Improvement course is a 6-hour driving safety course that has been approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for the purpose of ticket dismissal and auto insurance discount. This fast, easy, convenient alternative to traditional classroom traffic school has been taken by millions of Texas drivers.
If you wish to take the online defensive driving course in order to get a Texas traffic citation dismissed, you should notify the court that this is your intention. The court will then enter a judgment on your plea of no contest or guilty at the time the plea is made. You will be given 90 days to complete the course. Our online defensive driving course is accepted by all Texas counties and jurisdictions.
After you complete the course, you will need to provide the court with a copy of 1) your completion certificate; and possibly 2) a certified copy of your driving record. To order a copy of your driving record, click here and follow the instructions on the page. Many courts will also require that you provide them with an affidavit stating that you were NOT already taking a defensive driving course when you made your request to the court, nor did you complete a defensive driving course in the 12 months before the date of your offense for another ticket dismissal.
Most Texas drivers who take the defensive driving course can receive a discount of up to 10% on their automobile insurance premium. This discount applies even if you are taking your defensive driving course for ticket dismissal. The auto insurance discount remains in effect over a 3-year period. We suggest that you contact your automobile insurance provider before taking this defensive driving course to learn their procedures for obtaining your insurance discount.
Texas drivers may only take the defensive driving course for insurance discount purposes once every 36 months.