Texas Defensive Driving

Am I eligible to take defensive driving?

Are you wondering if you are eligible to take defensive driving? No problem, check out this info below.

You can take a defensive driving/driver safety course:

  • To take care of a traffic citation aka ticket.
  • For an insurance discount.
  • To meet a work or school requirement.

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

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