Getting Started

What do I need to do before I can begin my course?

Are there any additional fees I’ll need to pay to complete this course? 

How do I know if I am eligible to take this course? 

Is this course approved by the state of Texas?

 

 

What do I need to do before I can begin my course?

 

Ticket Dismissal Course

If you are taking this course to dismiss a ticket, you need to first request permission from your court to take defensive driving. Why? If the court hasn’t granted you permission and given you a deadline, your defensive driving course is considered invalid if you complete it. We are not permitted to change the date on your certificate. You would have to retake the course and purchase it again.

 

Once you have paid all necessary court fees and received a new deadline from the court to turn in your defensive driving certificate, you can sign up and work on our course.

 

Insurance Discount Course

Prior to purchasing this course, all you’ll need to do is reach out to your insurance company to insure you are eligible to receive an insurance discount for taking a defensive driving course.

 

 

Are there any additional fees I’ll need to pay to complete this course?

Yes, but these fees are mostly optional:

  • ● Optional fees:
    • ○ Expedited certificate delivery (varies)
    • ○ Upgrading to an enhanced version of the course (video, voiceover, etc.)
    • ○ Driver record ($20 - only needed if you are taking the ticket dismissal course)

 

  • ● Mandatory fees for certain situations:
    • Misplaced or incorrect certificate (cost to replace varies based on replacement method selected)

 

 

How do I know if I am eligible to take this course? 

 

Ticket Dismissal Course

If you’re taking it to dismiss a ticket, you also need to meet the following requirements:

  • ● You have a valid license or permit.
  • ● You haven’t taken defensive driving in the past 12 months.
  • ● You don’t have a commercial driver license (CDL)
  • ● You weren’t charged with any serious driving violations, such as:
    • ○ Reckless driving
    • ○ Overtaking a school bus loading or unloading
    • ○ Speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit
    • ○ Failure to exchange information and render aid at the scene of an accident
    • ○ Violations in construction zones when workers are present
    • ○ Failure to maintain financial responsibility

 

If you have any additional questions about your eligibility, please reach out to your court. 

 

Insurance Discount Course

Prior to purchasing this course, all you’ll need to do is reach out to your insurance company to insure you are eligible to receive an insurance discount for taking a defensive driving course.

 

 

Is this course approved by the state of Texas?

Yes! Our streaming video, text-based, insurance discount, and seat belt courses have all been approved by the Texas TDLR to satisfy state requirements for ticket dismissal and insurance reductions.


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