Texas Defensive Driving Online Course

6-hour online course approved by Texas TDLR - License #CP1007

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#1 Ranked Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Approved Course

Defensive Driving equips drivers with valuable skills to navigate the roads safely and responsibly. It emphasizes hazard recognition, adherence to safety laws, and effective response to various traffic situations, including emergencies and adverse weather. These courses teach crucial techniques like maintaining safe distances, managing speed, and understanding the psychological aspects of driving, such as stress management. Not only do they enhance road safety by fostering cautious driving behavior, but they also offer practical benefits like potential reductions in insurance premiums. Beneficial for both new and experienced drivers, defensive driving courses play a vital role in reducing road accidents and promoting a culture of safe driving.

Defensive Driving Certification

After successfully completing the course, you will receive a TDLR certification document that you will be responsible for sending to the court or insurance company as proof of completion.


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Traffic Citation Dismissal

This TDLR online Driving Safety course is generally required to dismiss traffic citations and for insurance discounts. Submission to your insurance company can reduce your premium as much as 10%.

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Video Based Training & Hands-Free Audio

Engaging high-quality interactive videos that can be viewed on any device (computer, phone, tablet). These defensive driving training videos can be watched at your convenience and completed at your own pace.

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In order to take defensive driving you must:

  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Not have completed defensive driving in the last 12 months
  • Not hold a commercial driver’s license
  • Some traffic violations like speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit are not eligible.

This is a Texas Department of License and Regulation approved course and accepted by all Texas based courts.

On average, learners complete the course in 6 hours, which is the shortest amount of time allowed by law. However, the course is self-paced, allowing you to progress at your preferred speed.

Yes, the defensive driving course is self-paced, offering flexibility in your study schedule.

The online defensive driving course in Texas is designed to improve driving skills, promote road safety, and may also be used for dismissing a traffic ticket or lowering insurance premiums. These courses are regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and cover a range of topics to educate drivers on safe driving practices, Texas traffic laws, and the consequences of irresponsible driving. Here’s an in-depth look at the typical content of this course:

 Introduction to Defensive Driving

  • Understanding Defensive Driving: Definition and importance of defensive driving.
  • Purpose of the Course: Overview of course objectives, including ticket dismissal and insurance reduction.
  • Texas Driving Privileges and Responsibilities: Understanding the responsibilities that come with a Texas driver’s license.

Traffic Laws and Procedures

  • Texas Traffic Laws: Comprehensive review of state-specific traffic laws and regulations.
  • Signs, Signals, and Road Markings: Understanding and obeying traffic signs, signals, and pavement markings.
  • Right-of-Way Rules: Guidelines on yielding and right-of-way in different driving scenarios.

Safe Driving Strategies

  • Speed Management: Understanding speed limits and the dangers of speeding.
  • Following and Stopping Distances: Maintaining safe distances under various driving conditions.
  • Driving in Adverse Conditions: Techniques for driving in bad weather, night driving, and dealing with road hazards.

Alcohol and Drug Awareness

  • Effects of Alcohol and Drugs on Driving: Understanding how substances impair driving abilities.
  • DUI/DWI Laws in Texas: Legal consequences of driving under the influence.
  • Alcohol, Drugs, and Driving Prevention: Strategies to prevent drunk driving and substance abuse.

Psychological Factors

  • Emotional and Physical Impairment: Impact of stress, fatigue, and emotions on driving.
  • Road Rage and Aggressive Driving: Identifying and managing aggressive driving behaviors.
  • Distracted Driving: Dangers of texting, phone use, and other distractions.

Sharing the Road

  • Motorcycle, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Safety: Best practices for sharing the road with different types of road users.
  • Large Vehicles and Trucks: Understanding the challenges and safety considerations when driving near large vehicles.

Accident Prevention

  • Collision Avoidance Techniques: Strategies to prevent and react to potential accidents.
  • Emergency Situations: Handling vehicle malfunctions and driving emergencies.
  • Reporting Accidents: Proper procedures for reporting traffic accidents in Texas.

Vehicle Maintenance and Safety

  • Basic Vehicle Maintenance: Keeping your vehicle safe through regular maintenance.
  • Safety Equipment: Importance of seat belts, airbags, and child safety seats.

Final Assessment and Certification

  • Course Review and Summary: Recap of key points and strategies learned.
  • Final Exam: Typically, a multiple-choice test to assess understanding of course material.
  • Certificate of Completion: Information on receiving and submitting the certificate to the court or insurance company.


The course is designed to be interactive, often including videos, animations, and real-life scenarios to enhance learning and retention. The content may vary slightly between different course providers, but all are required to meet the standards set by the TDLR. Upon completion, participants are awarded a certificate, which can be used for ticket dismissal or insurance discounts, subject to approval.


Yes, upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a recognized certification, which is what the court will request to dismiss your ticket.