Approved Castro Online Defensive Driving and Insurance Reduction Courses

  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Approved online defensive driving course
  • Castro County Ticket Dismissal and Insurance Reduction
  • $25 – lowest price in the State of Texas
  • Our 6-hour online driver safety course is a fun, interactive and easy way to dismiss a ticket and lower your insurance costs. It is fully approved by the TDLR for Castro County citation dismissal (TDLR Provider # CP021).
  • Once you complete this internet defensive driving course, we will ship your certificate of completion to you by regular US Mail free of charge. If you are in a hurry, you may also select any of our convenient expedited shipping methods through FedEx for an additional charge.
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Castro County Texas Defensive Driving Information

Castro Texas Traffic Violations

Without question, the best way to avoid the problems that come with a traffic ticket is simply to avoid violating the traffic laws.  Unfortunately, that is not always the situation we find ourselves in.  if you are pulled over in Castro Texas for violating a traffic law, you can expect to become the proud recipient of a traffic violation, courtesy of your Castro Texas law enforcement.

The citation you receive will have several pieces of important information on it.  First, it will provide you with a court date.  You will need this date in the event you wish to attend a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved Castro Texas defensive driving course, dispute the ticket or if your violation is serious enough in nature that you are required to appear in court.  Also, if you are under 18, Texas law will usually require you to appear in court with your parents or legal guardian.

Second, the citation will provide you with contact information for the Castro Texas court handling your traffic violation.  No matter how you plan to handle your citation, you must call the Castro Texas court within ten days of being issued the citation, or risk heavier fines and penalties.  If you fail to call or show up in person to the Castro Texas court for long enough, a bench warrant will be put out for your arrest.  Do not let this happen.  Contact the Castro Texas court stated on your ticket immediately after being issued a citation.

When you contact the Castro Texas court, you will also find out how to pay your citation.  Counties differ within Texas so you should ask the Castro Texas court handling your ticket what payment methods are available and if you are eligible to attend a Castro Texas ticket dismissal course such as GetDefensive.com.

Castro Texas Driver Responsibility Program

A fine is not all that comes along with your newly issued citation.  The state of Texas also operates the Driver Responsibility Program ("DRP").  The DRP is a monitoring program designed to track your Texas driving record and identify problem drivers based on their traffic history.

The DRP uses a relatively straightforward formula for assessing points against your TX driver record.  First, safety belt violations and violations for speeding less than 10% over the posted speed limit results in no additional points on your driving record.  Otherwise, all traffic violations result in two points being added to your record.  If the violation also caused an accident, you will receive a third point.

These points will appear on your Texas driver record if you are issued a citation outside the state of Texas as well, based on the same formula, as other states will notify the Texas Department of Public Safety, which oversees the DRP.

If your violation is severe, such as for driving under the influence, driving without a valid license or violating state automobile insurance mandates, the Department of Public Safety (DPS)will also levy on your annual fines, known as Conviction Based Surcharges.  These fines are significant (reaching as high as $2,000) and are imposed not once, but annually for each year the offense remains on your record-- a maximum of three years.  While it may be convenient to drive without a Texas driver license or a cheap solution to avoid car insurance payments, it is simply not worth it to have to pay in excess of $5,000 over several years, in addition to the initial violation fines, court costs and likely the cost to have your Texas driving privileges reinstated.

Suspension of Texas Driving Privileges

The points you accumulate through the Texas Driver Responsibility Program add up quickly.  If you incur just six points in three years-- one traffic violation per year-- the Texas Department of Public Safety will suspend your Texas driving privileges.  You can also face suspension if you avoid tallying too many points but are labeled as a "habitual offender."  Castro Texas drivers who incur four violations in two years or 7 in four years are considered habitual offenders by the state of Texas and face suspension of their Texas driving privileges.  If you are a juvenile driver under 18 years of age, your driving privileges can be revoked for just two traffic violations in a single year.  The violations counting toward a habitual offender moniker, just like points accumulation, include all out of state offenses that would have qualified had they been issued in Castro Texas.

The cost of having your driving privileges reinstated can be hefty and will pile on top of the fines for your most recent violation as well as the costs of appearing in court to defend yourself.  It is in your best interest and the best interests of your wallet that you avoid accumulating traffic violations on your Texas driver record.

Castro Texas Defensive Driving Programs

Should you find yourself in any of the precarious situations above, a Castro Texas defensive driving program may be able to help you avoid the unfortunate consequences.  The Texas Education Agency allows Castro Texas drivers to attend a Castro Texas driver safety program, including the Castro Texas online defensive driving courses offered by Getdefensive.com, in order to have up to one traffic violation per year expunged from their Texas Department of Public Safety driving record.  In order to receive this benefit, however, you must first receive permission from the Castro Texas court handling your violation when you call in or appear in court.  This permission is not guaranteed, however, and will likely be based on the cleanliness of your Texas driving record to date, as well as the severity of your most recent violation.  Also, if you have taken ten defensive driving programs and are back for your eleventh, a Castro Texas court may feel that you need a different form of rehabilitation in order to improve your safe driving habits.

However, most often you will be given an opportunity to have the violation removed from your Texas driver record.  If you are given such an opportunity, a Castro Texas internet driver safety or Castro Texas internet driver improvement program will not only remove the violation from your record, but will also eliminate the points that would have attached to your record as a result of your guilty plea or conviction.  These benefits come in addition to the considerable costs you will avoid by not being labeled a habitual offender or having your Texas drivers license temporarily suspended.

Castro Texas Insurance Discounts

A Castro Texas driver has much to gain by keeping a clean driving record through participation in a Castro Texas online driver safety program such as those offered by Getdefensive.com, beyond simply avoiding a suspended license.  Online Castro Texas defensive driving programs teach valuable safe driving techniques and foster defensive driving habits that will help you avoid your next traffic violation.  Additionally, in the event you find yourself incurring a traffic violation in the future, a Castro Texas court is much more likely to offer you a chance to have that violation wiped when your Texas driver record is clean and you have shown yourself to be committed to safe driving by enrolling in a Castro Texas online defensive driving program like Getdefensive.comGetdefensive.com offers many forms of home-study Texas defensive driving courses, including Castro Texas online defensive driving, Castro Texas DVD video defensive driving and Castro Texas streaming video defensive driving which can be viewed on your home computer.

A clean Texas driving record also keep you eligible for up to a 10% insurance reduction.  Insurance providers base the premiums you pay on your Castro Texas driving experience and your history of traffic violation.  Texas law protects you as an insurance owner from having your rates raised each time you pay a traffic ticket.  However, Castro Texas insurance carriers are not entitled to cover you if you show yourself to be a habitually bad driver.  Also, after three citations you insurance carrier is allowed by law to cancel your coverage immediately.  If that happens, it is highly unlikely that your next carrier will offer you a low or moderate price.  Keeping your driving record clean and having the experience of completing a Castro Texas online defensive driving program will help you avoid costly hikes in your insurance coverage.

Castro Texas Mature Driver and Castro Texas Juvenile Driver Insurance Discounts

Castro Texas drivers over the age of 55 and juvenile drivers under the age of 18 have an added incentive to enroll in a Castro Texas online defensive driving program:  insurance discounts.  To promote safe driving, most auto insurers provide additional discounts to both older and younger Texas drivers.  If you are a driver under the age of 18 or a parents of a juvenile driver, or you are a mature driver of the age of 55, contact your auto insurance provider to find out if an online driver safety program will help you secure an insurance reduction even before any accident or traffic violation has occurred.  This active approach may not just result in lower premiums now, but help keep them low in the event of a future traffic citation.

Castro Texas Classroom Driver Safety Schools

Some people prefer learning in a traditional classroom setting to the ease of taking a Castro Texas defensive driving program from the comfort of their own home.  If you would like to participate in a driver safety program to help lower your  insurance costs, to remove a traffic violation from your Texas driving record or because you were ordered to do so by a Castro Texas court, you should ask the Castro Texas court overseeing your citation and they will be happy to provide you with a list of brick and mortar traffic schools  in and around Castro Texas when you call into discuss your citation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How am I supposed to pay GetDefensive.com for taking its Castro Texas defensive driving online course/driver improvement online course?

You can pay for taking GetDefensive.com’s Castro Texas defensive driving online course/driver improvement online course with a credit card or an online check. Payments must be received by GetDefensive.com prior to your starting the online course.

How will GetDefensive.com ship my Castro Texas online defensive driving certificate of completion to me once I finish the Castro Texas driver safety course?

Once you have finished your Castro Texas online driving safety course, GetDefensive.com will automatically ship your Castro Texas certificate of completion to you by regular US Mail free of charge.  If your Castro Texas court due date is fast approaching, you may select any one of our convenient expedited shipping options through Federal Express.  Please note that GetDefensive.com cannot send your certificate of completion to you via facsimile or email.

If I pay for taking the Castro Texas online defensive driving/insurance reduction class using my credit card over the internet, how will GetDefensive.com prevent my information from falling into the wrong hands?

GetDefensive.com takes protecting your personal/private information very seriously, which is why we use SSL encryption to safeguard our customers’ credit card numbers and any other personal information.  When you sign up to take GetDefensive.com’s Castro Texas online defensive driving/driver safety/insurance reduction course, you can feel safe knowing that your personal information which you give us will remain with us.

What’s the sign-up fee when I register for the Castro Texas DVD defensive driving course or the Castro Texas online traffic school course or the Castro Texas online defensive driving course or the Castro Texas streaming video course?

GetDefensive.com offers the Castro Texas online traffic school course or the Castro Texas online defensive driving course for a $25.00 fee. Please know that $25.00 is the cost of our online course only and the price may also vary by format. If you prefer to take our Castro Texas traffic school video (DVD) course or our Castro Texas traffic school streaming video course, your fee may be slightly higher.

After I register to take the Castro Texas defensive driving course offered by GetDefensive.com, what happens then? What is required of me?

After you have registered to take GetDefensive.com’s Castro Texas defensive driving online course, you may then begin taking the course, which may be done on any computer with internet access. The course is divided into different chapters, and you do not need to take the entire course all at once. You may stop as often as you’d like and then resume working from where you left off.

At the end of each chapter, you will need to take a short, multiple-choice quiz which will help you get ready for the test you will be required to take at the end of the course.

After you pass the end-of-course test, GetDefensive.com will issue you a Castro Texas certificate of completion which will be sent to you via the shipping method you choose at the time you register for the course. It will be your responsibility to present your certificate to the Castro Texas traffic court to have your ticket dismissed (or, to your insurance agent if you are taking the course to have your insurance premiums reduced).

Do you know if my insurance company would give me a discount on my auto insurance if I take GetDefensive.com's Castro Texas defensive driving online class/insurance reduction online class?
Many insurance carriers in Castro Texas offer up to a 10% discount on auto insurance to policyholders who successfully complete a Castro Texas defensive driving/insurance reduction course which is approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  However, we always recommend that you talk with your Castro Texas insurance agent before taking GetDefensive.com's defensive driving online course/insurance reduction online course.  Also, any customer who passes GetDefensive.com's Castro Texas defensive driving online course for the purpose of dismissing a traffic ticket will receive an additional copy of their certificate of completion for their insurance agent.
Suppose the computer I'm taking the Castro Texas defensive driving online course on crashes or breaks down while I'm in the middle of the course? Would I be able to finish on a different computer without having to start all over?

When you take the Castro Texas defensive driving online course with GetDefensive.com, you are free to take the course on as many different computers as you want.  Your work is automatically saved as you go through the course and you can pick up from where you left off when you sign on to a different computer.

Please be aware that every computer you use must have the required flash and browser features installed.  GetDefensive.com will run an automatic check on any computer you log into for the first time to make sure it has the necessary software.

A friend told me that it takes about six (6) hours to complete the GetDefensive.com Castro Texas driver improvement online course/defensive driving online course. I’m a single parent who works full-time. How can I possibly take this class without taking a day off from work?

You are not required to take the whole Castro Texas defensive driving online course which GetDefensive.com offers all at once. You may break it up and take it in increments over a period of time. Your work is saved as you go along so you can stop and start as often as you want until you complete the course.

At the point I complete the Castro Texas driver improvement course, or the Castro Texas video traffic school course, or the Castro Texas online defensive driving course, or the Castro Texas streaming video course, how will I receive my certificate of completion?

After you successfully complete the Castro Texas driver improvement course, or the Castro Texas video traffic school course, or the Castro Texas online defensive driving course, or the Castro Texas streaming video course, your completion certificate will be mailed to your home or business address (which you provided at the time of registration).

I cannot read long paragraphs of text because of my eyes. Can GetDefensive.com offer any accommodation to me so I can take your online Castro Texas defensive driving course?

In accordance with the ADA, GetDefensive.com offers a read-along option to assist our customers with reading disabilities. The read-along option includes having the online text spoken aloud to you by a pre- recorded voice while you follow the online text. GetDefensive.com’s Castro Texas online defensive driving/driver safety/ticket dismissal course includes animations, charts, interactive videos and graphics to break up the text and to more clearly illustrate the concepts.

Is GetDefensive.com’s defensive driving course recognized by Castro Texas as a legitimate ticket dismissal or defensive driver course?  I really don’t have time to waste, I need to get my ticket thrown out as quickly as possible.

Absolutely! GetDefensive.com’s online defensive driving course is fully-accredited in Castro Texas. Every traffic court in Castro Texas will accept the completion of certificate you will receive from GetDefensive.com upon your successful completion of GetDefensive.com’s online defensive driving course.

I took a Castro Texas defensive driving course earlier this year to get a ticket dismissed. I just got another ticket, but for a different infraction. Could I take the Castro Texas defensive driving course that GetDefensive.com offers online to get this one dismissed?

Unfortunately, the law in Castro Texas prohibits defendants from having more than one (1) traffic ticket dismissed within a twelve (12) month period. As far as we know, the nature of the infraction has no bearing on this statute. You may want to contact your local Castro Texas traffic court for more information and/or to ask if your recent ticket is eligible for dismissal.

If there’s already a final exam at the end of the Castro Texas defensive driving online course, what’s the purpose of all these quizzes given throughout the course? Will my performance on them affect my overall course score?
The quizzes which appear during GetDefensive.com’s Castro Texas defensive driving/driver safety/insurance reduction online course are to help instill the information you covered in a particular chapter or section, which will help improve your readiness for the final exam at the end of the course.

 

If I take the Castro Texas traffic school course over the internet, would I be able to avoid having to take the Castro Texas traffic school classroom course?

Absolutely yes. GetDefensive.com offers the Castro Texas traffic school course right over the internet, so there’s no need for you to take the Castro Texas traffic school course in a classroom setting. 

Can taking GetDefensive.com's Castro Texas traffic school course or defensive driving course once get multiple tickets dismissed?
No.  Castro Texas regulations only allow you to have one (1) ticket dismissed during a 12-month period to prevent abuse of the ticket dismissal privilege.  If you have multiple tickets on your record and have not taken a Texas Education Agency (T.E.A.)-approved Castro Texas defensive driving course within the past 12 months, you may take GetDefensive.com's Castro Texas defensive driving online course or driver safety online course or ticket dismissal online course and have one (1) ticket dismissed upon completion.  If you've already taken defensive driving in the last 12 months or are unsure as to whether you're currently eligible to take a defensive driving/ticket dismissal course, you can check with the Castro Texas court to determine your eligibility or order a copy of your Texas Driver Record.
Is it necessary for me to prove my identity to GetDefensive.com when I take the Castro Texas defensive driving class online?

We are required by Texas state law to verify your identity when you take the GetDefensive.com Castro Texas online defensive driving course using one of the following two methods: we will pull questions from your driver record/driver history filed with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and also from your vehicle registration information filed with the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT).

If you do not have both a driver record and a vehicle registered in Texas, you will need to provide a signed Statement of Assurance which will require a notary public's seal, and you will be asked personal questions throughout the GetDefensive.com Castro Texas defensive driving online course.

Online defensive driving and online traffic school courses also offered in these counties:

Anderson County Donley County Kaufman County Reagan County
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Online defensive driving and online traffic school courses also offered in these courts:

Justice of the Peace Countywide Municipal Judge, City of Dimmitt Municipal Judge, City of Hart Municipal Judge, City of Nazareth

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