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  • Get your certificate emailed to you for FREE as soon as you complete the course.
  • We provide a FREE extra copy of your certificate you can keep for your records.
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Cherokee County Driving Safety Course (DSC)

Did you get a ticket in Cherokee County? If you have received a ticket in or around Cherokee County, don't worry; we're here for you. Completing our TDLR-Approved Driving Safety Course (DSC) will help you dismiss your traffic ticket and prevent points from being added to your driver record. You could even qualify for a car insurance discount!

Our online driving safety course will allow you to mask your ticket and keep points off your driving record.

Why Choose Our Defensive Driving Course?

TDLR Approved

Our course is fully approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), ensuring it meets all state requirements for ticket dismissal and insurance discounts.

Flexible and Convenient

Complete the course at your own pace online, with the ability to start and stop as needed to fit your schedule.

How to Dismiss Your Traffic Ticket

If you're eligible, you can take a Defensive Driving course (also known as "Traffic School" and "Driver Safety Course" or "DSC") to dismiss your ticket and keep points off your record. Our online driving safety course will allow you to mask your ticket and keep points off your driving record. You must elect to take the driving safety course on or before your appearance date listed on your citation and enter a plea of no contest or guilty.

The citation the officer issues you when you get a ticket contains information about your ticket. This information includes the nature of the violation (speeding, etc.), the citation number, and the court to which your case is assigned.

Keep Points Off Your Texas Driving Record

The main reason people take traffic school is to keep points off their record. Your insurance company bases its premium on the number of tickets you have (in addition to other factors). By taking traffic school, your insurance company will not see your traffic ticket. It is on your record but masked or hidden. Only the police are able to see the ticket. This means your insurance rates will not go up because of the ticket.

Of course, another reason to take a defensive driving course is to refresh your driving knowledge or to become a better driver. We at Safe2Drive are in the business of traffic safety education. We believe traffic safety education is one way to improve the behavior of drivers on the road. Our aim is to help you become a better driver when you take our course.

Driving Safety Course Requirements

The only types of tickets in Cherokee County that can be dismissed by a Driving Safety Course are moving violations.

Each court specifies its eligibility requirements for taking a Defensive Driving course for ticket dismissal, so you must check with your court to ensure you qualify. You're usually eligible to take a Defensive Driving course if you meet the following requirements:

  • Enter a plea of guilty or no contest on or before the appearance date on your citation
  • Present a request to take the driving safety course in writing on or before your appearance date on your citation
  • Present a valid Texas Driver's license, permit, or Military ID
  • Present proof of financial responsibility
  • You must not have taken the driving safety course within a year before your citation
  • Pay the court costs and administrative fees at the time of the request

You must NOT have taken the driving safety course for the purpose of having a citation dismissed within the 12 months prior to the date of your citation. You will be required to sign a sworn affidavit, under the penalty of perjury, stating that you are in compliance with this condition.

Moving violations are not eligible for dismissal if they were given under any of these circumstances:

  • No auto insurance
  • A construction zone with workers present
  • Passing a school bus
  • You do not have a valid driver's license
  • You hold a commercial driver's license
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

If you get a ticket in Cherokee, you will be required to address it with one of the Cherokee County Municipal Courts.

Cherokee County, Texas Municipal Court Locations

Alto Municipal Court

Address: P.O. Box 447 Alto, Texas 75925

Phone: (936) 858-3336

Bullard Municipal Court

Address: P.O. Box 107 Bullard 75757

Phone: (903) 894-7263

Cuney Municipal Court

Address: P.O. Box 155 Cuney, Texas 75759-015

Phone: (903) 876-4399

Jacksonville Municipal Court

Address: P.O. Box 1390 Jacksonville, Texas 75766-1390

Phone: (903) 586-7111

New Summerfield Municipal Court

Address: P.O. Box 38 New Summerfield, Texas 75780-0038

Phone: (903) 726-3651

Rusk Municipal Court

Address: 197 S Main Rusk, Texas 75785

Phone: (903) 683-2213

Wells Municipal Court

Address: P.O. Box 20 Wells, Texas 75976-0020

Phone: (936) 867-4615

Cherokee County, Texas Justice of the Peace Locations

Cherokee County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1

Address: 272 Underwood St, Rusk, TX 75785

Phone: (903) 683-4663

Cherokee County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2

Address: 123 W San Antonio Rd, Alto, TX 75925

Phone: (936) 858-4732

Cherokee County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

Address: 207 S Patton St, Jacksonville, TX 75766

Phone: (903) 586-9161

Cherokee County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4

Address: 171 FM 235 E, P.O. Box 56, New Summerfield, TX 75780

Phone: (903) 726-3413

How Does the DSC Work?

Safe2Drive's Cherokee County Driving Safety Course is quick and easy. Get everything done in three simple steps!

Step One: Register for the DSC Course.

Create a username and password and fill out your contact information.

Step Two: Take the Course.

Our Defensive Driving course (DSC) consists of 11 short online lessons. We've incorporated the final exam into the multiple-choice end-of-lesson 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!

Step Three: Get your Certificate of Completion.

When you complete the course, we will immediately email you your Certificate of Completion for FREE. 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.

FAQs for Cherokee County Defensive Driving Course

What is the Cherokee County Defensive Driving Online Course?

The online course is a six-hour educational program sanctioned by the Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). It's designed for drivers looking to dismiss a traffic ticket or reduce their auto insurance premiums in Texas.

Does the state of Texas recognize this course?

Absolutely! Our course has received full approval from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). You can check our accreditation status directly on their website: [TDLR approved].

Will my Cherokee County court accept this course for ticket dismissal?

Yes, since our course is state-approved by Texas, completion certificates from Safe2Drive are accepted by all courts across Texas for ticket dismissal purposes.

How does the Cherokee County Defensive Driving course operate?

Our course is straightforward and user-friendly, structured in three simple steps:

  1. Register
  2. Complete your online course
  3. Get your certificate

How Much Does This Course Cost?

Texas Driver Safety Course (DSC) course costs $25, the lowest cost allowed by the state.

How Long Does This Course Take to Complete?

You can finish the Texas DSC Course in as little as 6 hours, the shortest time allowed by law.

See our complete list of Texas Defensive Driving FAQs.

Course Details

The Texas Defensive Driving course is a six-hour course regulated by the Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Drivers take this course to get a ticket dismissed or obtain a discount on their auto insurance premium. Schools approved by the TDLR offer the course in a classroom setting or online. A printable certificate of completion is issued upon completion of the course. Drivers submit this completion to the court to get their ticket dismissed or submit it to the insurance company for a discount.

Verifying TDLR Approval: You can confirm our course's approval by checking our TDLR Course Provider Number (CP557) and School Number (C2229), ensuring our compliance and accreditation for providing defensive driving education.

What You'll Learn

The course covers traffic laws and techniques for driving safely on Texas roads. The TDLR regulates the specific topics and includes:

  • Texas Driving Rules: Learn the fundamental rules of the road specific to Texas, including speed limits, right-of-way regulations, and traffic law enforcement.
  • Distracted Driving: Understand the dangers of distracted driving, including using mobile devices and strategies to stay focused on the road.
  • Driving Emergencies: Gain knowledge on how to respond effectively to driving emergencies, such as tire blowouts, brake failure, and evasive maneuvers.
  • Protecting Yourself While Driving: Learn safety measures to protect yourself and your passengers, including seat belts, airbags, and defensive driving techniques.
  • Driving in All Seasons: Acquire skills for driving safely in various weather conditions, including rain, ice, snow, and extreme heat.
  • Adult and Child Safety Equipment: Understand the importance and proper use of safety equipment for adults and children, including seat belts, child seats, and booster seats.
  • Impaired Driving: Recognize the risks of impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs, and fatigue, and learn the legal consequences and safety implications.
  • Driving Behaviors: Explore how personal behaviors and attitudes, such as aggression and patience, affect driving safety and how to develop positive driving habits.
  • Recent Trends in Driving: Stay informed about the latest trends in driving and traffic safety, including technological advancements and new traffic management strategies.
  • Best Practices and Procedures: Learn best practices and recommended procedures for safe driving, including proper following distances, checking blind spots, and signaling intentions.

Course Duration

This course meets all the requirements for a Defensive Driving program and spans 6 hours. Enjoy the flexibility to progress through the course at your own pace, logging in and out whenever it suits you. Designed for modern convenience, our course is fully compatible with mobile devices, allowing you to access it easily from smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

About Cherokee County, Texas

Cherokee County is situated in the beautiful East Texas region, offering a rich blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its lush forests, rolling hills, and clear lakes, Cherokee County embodies the serene and inviting spirit of East Texas, making it a great place to live, work, and explore.

Economic Landscape

The economy of Cherokee County is diversified, with strong sectors in agriculture, manufacturing, and services. Agriculture has long been a cornerstone of the local economy, with poultry farming, cattle ranching, and timber production leading the way. The county also benefits from a robust manufacturing sector that includes food processing and machinery production. Additionally, the healthcare and education sectors provide significant employment opportunities and contribute to the overall economic stability of the area.

Community and Lifestyle

Life in Cherokee County is characterized by its friendly communities, rich cultural heritage, and a strong sense of belonging. Residents enjoy a variety of lifestyle options, from the historic charm of towns like Rusk and Jacksonville to the tranquil, rural settings found throughout the county. Community events, local festivals, and a vibrant arts scene foster a close-knit atmosphere, while the county's natural beauty encourages an active outdoor lifestyle.

Education and Recreation

Education in Cherokee County is served by multiple school districts committed to excellence in education, providing a range of opportunities for student achievement and development. For recreation, the county offers endless outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and camping in its state parks and recreational areas. Lake Jacksonville and Lake Palestine, in particular, are popular destinations for water sports and relaxation. The county's rich history is also on display in its museums, historic sites, and the famous Texas State Railroad, offering educational and leisure activities for all ages.

Cherokee County, nestled in the heart of East Texas, is rich in history, natural beauty, and vibrant communities. Here's a detailed list of its cities, towns, and notable unincorporated areas, along with a brief explanation for each:

  • Jacksonville - Known as the "Tomato Capital of the World," Jacksonville is a thriving city that combines a strong agricultural heritage with modern businesses and cultural events, including the annual Tomato Fest.
  • Rusk - As the county seat, Rusk carries historical significance with its beautifully preserved courthouse, the Texas State Railroad, and a variety of parks and recreational areas, offering a blend of history, culture, and outdoor activities.
  • Alto - One of the oldest towns in East Texas, Alto is rich in archaeological history, with nearby Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site, and serves as a peaceful community with a focus on preserving its historic roots.
  • Bullard - Partially located in Cherokee County, Bullard is a growing community known for its excellent schools, family-friendly environment, and the gateway to Lake Palestine, offering recreational and residential appeal.
  • Wells - A small town with a close-knit community, Wells is known for its quiet, rural lifestyle and serves as a hub for local agriculture and family-oriented living.
  • New Summerfield - A small but vibrant community, New Summerfield boasts an agricultural economy with a strong emphasis on poultry farming and offers residents a tranquil, country lifestyle.

Unincorporated Areas:

  • Gallatin - An unincorporated community with a rich farming tradition, Gallatin offers a serene rural setting and a close-knit community atmosphere, characteristic of Cherokee County's smaller communities.
  • Reklaw - Straddling the line between Cherokee and Rusk counties, Reklaw is known for its quiet, countryside charm and the annual Reklaw Flying M Ranch Air Show, showcasing the community's unique attractions.
  • Cuney - Cuney represents a small, unincorporated community with a history of railroad and agricultural development, now offering a peaceful living environment amidst the East Texas Piney Woods.
  • Dialville - Known for its agricultural roots, Dialville is an unincorporated area that offers residents a quiet, rural lifestyle, emphasizing community bonds and a connection to the land.

Each city, town, and unincorporated area within Cherokee County contributes to the region's diverse tapestry, from the historic streets of Rusk and the agricultural heritage of Alto to the serene, rural landscapes of Gallatin and Dialville.

Texas Defensive Driving Information

Check out the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation page on taking defensive driving and additional resources and information for Texas drivers.

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