How to Dismiss a Traffic Ticket
You can get your traffic ticket dismissed and avoid having points added to your driver record by completing an approved Texas defensive driving course.
Each court specifies its own eligibility requirements for taking a defensive driving course for ticket dismissal, so you must check with your court to ensure you qualify. In general,
you're usually eligible to take a defensive driving course if you meet the following requirements:
- You have a valid driver license (that is not a Commercial Driver License).
- You were ticketed for a moving violation such as speeding or running a red light.
- You have not taken Texas traffic school for a ticket you received in the last 12 months.
You must request to take a defensive driving course for the traffic violation shown on your citation and pay a fee to the court for
permission to take the course. If you are granted permission to take a defensive driving course to dismiss your traffic violation, you will be required by your court to obtain a copy of your Texas driving record.
You can save time and have Safe2Drive order your driver record for you.
When you complete Safe2Drive's Texas defensive driving course, you will take your Certificate of Completion to your court to prove that you have taken the course, and your ticket will be dismissed.
Please Note: If you are a non-Texas resident, you must download the student affidavit.
How to Get an Insurance Discount
Many insurance companies offer auto discounts to drivers who complete a defensive driving program. Check with your insurance provider to see if they offer this discount. Discounts can be as high as 15%.
If your insurance provider does offer this discount, select the "Insurance Discount" option when you register for the Texas defensive driving course. When you complete the course, print a copy of your Certificate of Completion and
deliver it to your insurance company. They'll reduce your car insurance premium.
How Does the Course Work?
Safe2Drive's Texas defensive driving course is quick and easy. Get everything done in three simple steps!
Step One: Register for the course.
Create a username and password and fill out your contact information.
Step Two: Take the course.
Our Texas defensive driving course consists of 11 short online lessons. We've incorporated the final exam into the multiple-choice end-of-lessons quizzes. That means you'll take the final exam as you progress through the
course. You must pass the end-of-lesson quiz to proceed to the next lesson. Most people pass the lesson quiz on their first attempt, but you can retake a lesson quiz as many times as necessary to pass at no extra fee.
You may log in and out of the course as often as you'd like. Take it all in one sitting or come and go on your own schedule. It's completely up to you!
You may try the first six lessons of the course for FREE! After Lesson Six, you will be prompted to make payment.
Step Three: Get your Certificate of Completion.
When you complete the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. We provide FREE certificate shipping via USPS First Class Mail, but you can select an expedited shipping method for an additional fee if you prefer. You must sign the
court copy of the certificate and deliver it to your court. We provide you with an additional copy of your certificate that you can keep for your records.
At Safe2Drive, we put our customers above everything else. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and top-notch courses at low prices. We're constantly updating our courses to make sure they have the most up-to-date
information and use the best technology available.
Best of all, our courses are easy to complete and extremely convenient. Skip the hassle of the classroom and take your course online from the comfort of your own home (or on the go!).
Approved in all counties.
So what are you waiting for? Get started today!
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