Approved Galveston Online Defensive Driving and Insurance Reduction Courses

  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Approved online defensive driving course
  • Galveston 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 Galveston 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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Galveston County Texas Defensive Driving Information

Galveston 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 Galveston Texas for violating a traffic law, you can expect to become the proud recipient of a traffic violation, courtesy of your Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston Texas court handling your traffic violation.  No matter how you plan to handle your citation, you must call the Galveston 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 Galveston Texas court for long enough, a bench warrant will be put out for your arrest.  Do not let this happen.  Contact the Galveston Texas court stated on your ticket immediately after being issued a citation.

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

Galveston 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."  Galveston 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 Galveston 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.

Galveston Texas Defensive Driving Programs

Should you find yourself in any of the precarious situations above, a Galveston Texas defensive driving program may be able to help you avoid the unfortunate consequences.  The Texas Education Agency allows Galveston Texas drivers to attend a Galveston Texas driver safety program, including the Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston Texas internet driver safety or Galveston 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.

Galveston Texas Insurance Discounts

A Galveston Texas driver has much to gain by keeping a clean driving record through participation in a Galveston Texas online driver safety program such as those offered by Getdefensive.com, beyond simply avoiding a suspended license.  Online Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston Texas online defensive driving program like Getdefensive.comGetdefensive.com offers many forms of home-study Texas defensive driving courses, including Galveston Texas online defensive driving, Galveston Texas DVD video defensive driving and Galveston 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 Galveston 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, Galveston 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 Galveston Texas online defensive driving program will help you avoid costly hikes in your insurance coverage.

Galveston Texas Mature Driver and Galveston Texas Juvenile Driver Insurance Discounts

Galveston Texas drivers over the age of 55 and juvenile drivers under the age of 18 have an added incentive to enroll in a Galveston 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.

Galveston Texas Classroom Driver Safety Schools

Some people prefer learning in a traditional classroom setting to the ease of taking a Galveston 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 Galveston Texas court, you should ask the Galveston 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 Galveston Texas when you call into discuss your citation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I take care of paying GetDefensive.com for taking your Galveston Texas online defensive driving class/online traffic school class?

We accept payments either by credit card or by online check. The fee will need to be paid before you begin the GetDefensive.com Galveston Texas online defensive driving class/online traffic school class.

After I finish the Galveston Texas online defensive driving course, how will GetDefensive.com get my completion certificate to me?
After you complete GetDefensive.com's Galveston Texas online defensive driving course or online driver safety course, we will mail your certificate of completion to you at no charge.  Or, if you prefer, you may opt to use expedited shipping through FedEx.  Please know that GetDefensive.com is unable to send completion certificates via e-mail or fax.
What does GetDefensive.com do to make sure my credit card information which I provide over the internet doesn’t get stolen?

GetDefensive.com places a high value on protecting your personal information. When you sign up to take GetDefensive.com’s Galveston Texas defensive driving/driver safety/driver improvement/traffic school/insurance reduction online class, your credit card and/or other personal information will be protected with SSL encryption, so you don’t have to worry about having your identity stolen.

What’s the cost for taking the Galveston Texas online traffic school course or the Galveston Texas online defensive driving course or the Galveston Texas video defensive driving course or the Galveston Texas streaming video course?

GetDefensive.com offers the Galveston Texas online traffic school course or the Galveston Texas online defensive driving course for a $25.00 fee (the minimum allowable price under Galveston Texas state law). If you prefer to take the Galveston Texas defensive driving course on DVD or the Galveston Texas streaming video course, the fee may be a little higher. GetDefensive.com provides free shipping of your completion certificate via regular U.S. mail. 

How does the ? website? Galveston Texas online defensive driving/driver improvement class work?

Basically, there are two (2) types of Galveston Texas online defensive driving courses available.  One is for ticket dismissal and the other for insurance premium reduction.  You may take the Galveston Texas online defensive driving course on any computer with internet access, and you are free to start and stop as often as you'd like, and pick up from wherever you left off.  The Galveston Texas online defensive driving course is broken up into chapters.  At the end of each chapter you will be given a short, multiple-choice quiz which will help prepare you for the final exam at the end of the course.  Once you pass the final exam, GetDefensive.com will issue you a Certificate of Completion which will be sent to you via the shipping method you choose at the time of registration.

Would I qualify for a reduction in my auto insurance if I take the GetDefensive.com online defensive driving/driver safety/insurance reduction course?
Probably yes, since many insurance providers in Galveston Texas offer auto insurance discounts of up to 10% to policyholders who successfully complete a Galveston Texas defensive driving course which is approved by the Texas Education Agency.  GetDefensive.com's online defensive driving/driver safety/insurance reduction course is TEA-approved and any GetDefensive.com customer who takes and passes our online course for ticket dismissal actually receives two (2) copies of their certificate of completion--one to give to the Galveston Texas traffic court and the other to give to their Galveston Texas insurance agent.

However, we strongly recommend that you check with your Galveston Texas insurance agent before taking GetDefensive.com's Galveston Texas insurance reduction course to see if you qualify for an insurance discount.
Suppose the computer I'm taking the Galveston 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 Galveston 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.

What happens if, while I’m taking the GetDefensive.com Galveston Texas defensive driving online class or the GetDefensive.com Galveston Texas driver safety class, I get interrupted for some reason and have to stop. Would I have to start all over again when I get back to my computer?

No, of course not! GetDefensive.com’s Galveston Texas defensive driving online class can be taken in as many parts as necessary so there’s no problem if you need to stop working for a few minutes or even a few days. Unlike a Galveston Texas classroom defensive driving class, GetDefensive.com allows you to stop and start as often as you wish until you complete the Galveston Texas defensive driving course!

Upon my completion of your Galveston Texas streaming video, Galveston Texas online defensive driving course, or your Galveston Texas driver improvement course, or your Galveston Texas video traffic school course, to which location will your office send my completion certificate?

GetDefensive.com will send your Galveston Texas streaming video, Galveston Texas online defensive driving course, or your Galveston Texas driver improvement course, or your Galveston Texas video traffic school course completion certificate to the shipping address you provided at the time of your registration. You are responsible for delivering it to the court.

What if a person who has to take GetDefensive.com’s Galveston Texas defensive driving/driver safety internet course is unable to read large amounts of text? Is there assistance provided to them by GetDefensive.com ?
Yes. GetDefensive.com’s ADA-compliant read-along program offers our customers the choice of having a pre-recorded narrator read the text out loud while you follow along with the online text. GetDefensive.com’s online defensive driving/driver safety/ticket dismissal course includes numerous multi-media features, so it won’t only be reading text. These features include animations, interactive videos, as well as graphics.
I have to get a ticket off my driving record. Is the GetDefensive.com online defensive driving course/traffic school course a licensed defensive driving course in Galveston Texas ?

Absolutely! Any court in Galveston Texas will dismiss your ticket if you successfully complete GetDefensive.com's online defensive driving course. We recommend that you first verify with the traffic court that your ticket is eligible for dismissal.

I recently got a traffic ticket and would like to take the GetDefensive.com Galveston Texas online defensive driving course so it won’t be on my record. The thing is that I previously took a Galveston Texas defensive driving course a few years ago to have a prior ticket dismissed. Am I allowed to have another ticket taken off my record?

Galveston Texas State Law limits you to one (1) ticket dismissal every twelve (12) months. If you took a Galveston Texas defensive driving course to get a ticket dismissed more than twelve (12) months ago, you are eligible to take GetDefensive.com’s Galveston Texas defensive driving course at this time. If you are unsure as to whether you’ve taken Galveston Texas defensive driving within the past twelve (12) months, we recommend that you contact your local Galveston Texas court and review your records.

How is my overall grade for the GetDefensive.com Galveston Texas online defensive driving course determined? Is it a combination of the quizzes and the final exam?

The chapter/section quizzes which appear throughout the GetDefensive.com Galveston Texas internet defensive driving/driver safety/insurance reduction course are only designed to help you get ready for the final exam. Your overall score for the course will be determined by your performance on the final exam.

Can I get a ticket off my record by taking the Galveston Texas internet defensive driving course GetDefensive.com offers or do I need to take it in a classroom?

Yes, you can! Our Galveston Texas online defensive driving course will give you the same credit as if you took the Galveston Texas defensive driving course in a classroom setting. The only difference is you will be able to take the course at your convenience.

Would I be able to get more than one (1) ticket dismissed by taking the GetDefensive.com Galveston Texas online defensive driving course or online driver safety course?
No.  The State of Galveston Texas only allows you one (1) ticket dismissal within a 12-month period by successfully completing a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)-approved defensive driving/driver safety course.  If you have taken a TDLR-certified Galveston Texas defensive driving course within the past year or are uncertain as to exactly when you last took a Galveston Texas driver safety course, we suggest you order a copy of your Texas Driver Record or ask the Galveston Texas court if you are currently eligible to take a Galveston Texas defensive driving course.  If you are eligible, you may register to take GetDefensive.com's Galveston Texas defensive driving/driver safety online course to have one (1) ticket dismissed.  However, you will not be able to have any more than one (1) ticket removed from your driving record by taking GetDefensive.com's defensive driving/driver safety online course.
Does GetDefensive.com need proof of identity from me when I take the Galveston Texas online defensive driving online course?

What GetDefensive.com will do to verify your identity is draw questions from both your driver history/record on file with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and from your vehicle registration which is filed with the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT).

However, if you do not have both a driver history/record and a registered vehicle on file with the State of Texas, you would then need to give us a signed and notarized Statement of Assurance. You would also be asked personal questions you would need to answer as you work through the Galveston Texas online defensive driving course.

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Anderson County Donley County Kaufman County Reagan County
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