When you got that ticket for driving 70 in a 60, you knew that you might be attending defensive driving online. Texas companies makes this as easy for you as they can. With many online providers having been fully approved by the State of Texas, there is a list of acceptable vendors from which to choose.
One manner in which these courses help is by offering instructional material that you can access at a time that works for your schedule. All you need to do is register online to be given access to the course material. You will read pages, participate in participation exercises and watch videos to cover the required material. You can login and out as needed and the course keeps track of the furthest point reached so that you can pick up at that point the next time you come back in. You can access the course from any computer with Internet access. The days of driving across town in rush hour traffic to attend a school are behind you.
When you request to attend a defensive driving course online, the court presiding over your case will tell you whether this is permissible. If so, you will likely pay a court fee at that time and they will give you a deadline date to successfully complete a state approved defensive driving (a.k.a. driver safety) course and bring in the certificate of completion to the court. Some courts may also require you to order and print off a copy of your driving record, which you can get online at the official site of the State of Texas. If you meet this deadline with the certificate of completion and all other requested documents that the court requires, they will not put the citation on your official record.
You are able to do this once every 12 months for a traffic ticket. By keeping your driving records clean this can save you from future state surcharges or increases in your premiums from you insurance provider. This will result in a win-win for you: you pay for the ticket and the class that you attend when the schedule works for you and your driver's license record is not damaged. The added bonus of having no points on your license is well worth any cost involved in the course. And in most cases you’ll even receive a discount on your insurance for your trouble! It is recommended that you contact your insurance company or agent to verify their discount eligibility requirements.
You can login to the course anytime day or night, which means if you can only take the course at 2:00 AM, then that works. This is much more convenient than driving across town and sitting in a classroom for several hours on end. By having the online option, you can sign on when you want, do as much as you want, and sign off. Then you can return whenever you feel like it, and the course picks up where you left off, and you can go back into any previously viewed pages to review if necessary. Although you must remember that you have to finish in time to turn in the certificate to the court by the deadline date, you will likely find it much more flexible than committing a full Saturday to the brick and mortar classroom.
It is taking a while for all states to offer defensive driving online. Texas is on the cutting edge, since they have it approved statewide. This makes it much easier for you to meet your obligation that was set by the court. Weather no longer plays a part in whether or not you get the class attended. Time of day doesn't matter; and you don't need to fill your gas tank to get there. All you need is an internet connection and a place to work through the course material. The time commitment of six hours might be the same – but the way that you can manage this time is more under your own control.
Knowing that technology has advanced to this degree is great news for people that work split shifts or weekends, when most on-site instruction is limited to when the provider is actually open for business. If you find yourself in need of defensive driving online
, Texas makes it as easy as any state can.