Texas Defensive Driving Online
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 Education Agency (TEA).
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.
About the Online Texas Defensive Driving Course
The Driver Training Associates (DTA) Program for Driver Improvement course is a 6-hour driving safety course that has been approved by the Texas Education Agency 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.
Taking this defensive driving course for ticket dismissal
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. DTA's online defensive driving course is accepted by all Texas counties and jurisdictions.
What to do after you complete the defensive driving course
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.
About the Auto Insurance Discount
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.
How you can get an additional 5% insurance discount
76[R] HB 3757 authorizes a mandatory 5% auto insurance discount for Texas drivers who complete a 6-hour DADAP course. If you have already received a 10% Texas insurance discount for completing a 32-hour drivers ed course or a 6-hour defensive driving course, you can take DADAP for an additional 5%, resulting in a total insurance discount of 15%. If your policy is $1,000 a year, your total insurance savings would be $450 over a 3-year period!
Lifelong Learning at the Baylor Alumni Association Now Offers Defensive Driving Online!
We are now offering a state approved driver safety course that can be taken totally online. All you need is a computer and internet connection. This unique new program provides the most convenient and flexible way to take a defensive driving course for individual ticket dismissal and auto insurance premium discount purposes*, or for business and industry safety training.
*Most insurance providers support the defensive driving discount, but we invite all students to contact their insurance agents for verification.
Why Take Defensive Driving Online?
Imagine being able to take a driver safety course from your home, work, or on a laptop from your hotel room. The online program we offer is completely self-paced. The site will supply you a unique username upon registration that allows you to log in and out of the course until you accumulate the state required 6 hours.
We understand the value of your time, and by taking the online course offered through Lifelong Learning, you will have the flexibility to fit the course into your normal schedule, rather than having to fit your schedule around the course. Get your ticket dismissed and start saving money today by clicking on the "sign up for course" button above.
Your Texas driver safety course is just a click away. Sign up today and get started on this fast, easy, convenient online course. Baylor University is here to help you by offering Texas's best web based traffic school programs.
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