The completion of our State-Approved Defensive DrivingSafety Course is a great way to prevent traffic violations from damaging your driving record and is required by most courts to dismiss a traffic ticket. Nearly all insurance companies will give you a 10% reduction on your insurance costs for 3 years in addition to dismissing your ticket.
Taking a Defensive Driving course can teach you driving techniques that may just help you avoid a hazardous driving situation, and it increases your awareness of road safety overall. Completing a Defensive Driving course can be especially beneficial to beginner drivers and for some older drivers who may need a refresher course.
Our in-class version of the Defensive Driving Safety Course is entertaining and informative. Best of all, you are only required to take a short test at the end of the 6-hour course. Perfect for those who desire a relatively care-free way to satisfy their court requirements.
To register:simply arrive about 7:45 am. Please ensure that you bring your Drivers License and ticket/court information.
Overnight delivery of your Completion Certificate is available for an additional $25
Did you know that we also offer our in-class Defensive Driving course in nearby Alvin, TX? We teach it on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. So if our Pearland location doesn't work out for you - take it in Alvin! Same class time, same great instructors, quality you can depend on.
After you have obtained permission to take defensive driving from the court that issued your ticket, you have (in most cases) 90 days to complete the course. In addition to the defensive driving course completion, you may also be required to obtain a copy of your public Texas driving record which will be turned in with your defensive driving course completion certificate to the court.
Unless you are given special permission, you can only take defensive driving once a year to dismiss a ticket, your driving record will be proof of this.
To order your driving record you can either:
Order your Driving Record Online through the state website
Order your Driving Record through the US mail
Pick up a copy at one of three DPS locations listed below
If you have not waited until the last minute, ordering your driving record online may be the easiest way to request a copy. There are several types of driving records, each with slightly different types of information including history, violations, certified, and uncertified, and accidents.
Check with your precinct find out what type they require, most Texas courts require driving record number 3A. The link below will take you to the Texas DPS website where you can order directly.
If you do not have a credit or debit card, or if you just feel like being retro, you can order your driving record through regular snail mail. Send your driving record request to:
Texas Department of Public Safety Driver Records Bureau P.O. Box 149246 Austin, Texas 78714-9246
Pick up certificate (orange)
Austin: 108 Denson Dr. Austin, TX 78752-4149 Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri
Garland: 350 West IH-30 Garland, TX 75043 Hours: 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri
San Antonio: 6502 S. New Braunfels Ave. San Antonio, TX 78223-3014 Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri
What Do I Bring to Class?
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1. Drivers License
2. Payment of $35
3. Court Paperwork or copy if ticket
Our 6 hour defensive driving safety course is informative and interesting
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Complete our State-approved course on the internet or take-home DVD. These convenient options allow you satisfy your requirements on-demand by allowing you to login or continue when you have the time. Complete the course in one day or one week - it's entirely up to you!
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