Approved San Patricio Online Defensive Driving and Insurance Reduction Courses

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

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

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

San Patricio 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."  San Patricio 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 San Patricio 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.

San Patricio Texas Defensive Driving Programs

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

San Patricio Texas Insurance Discounts

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

San Patricio Texas Mature Driver and San Patricio Texas Juvenile Driver Insurance Discounts

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

San Patricio Texas Classroom Driver Safety Schools

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How would GetDefensive.com like me to pay for taking the San Patricio Texas defensive driving online course/driver improvement online course?
GetDefensive.com accepts payments in the form of a credit card or an online check.  Please know that full payment should be made before starting the San Patricio Texas defensive driving online course.


Do I need to do anything to get my certificate after I'm done with the GetDefensive.com San Patricio Texas internet defensive driving class or driver safety class?
Once you have passed the GetDefensive.com San Patricio Texas internet defensive driving class, your certificate of completion will be promptly sent out via regular mail.  However, if you are in a hurry to receive it, you may choose to have it delivered by FedEx.  Please note that GetDefensive.com is unable to send completion certificates by email or fax.

 

 

How will GetDefensive.com protect my credit card number from potential hackers and/or identity thieves?

Protecting your private information is GetDefensive.com’s number one priority. This is why we use SSL encryption to protect the safety of our customers’ personal information. When you sign up to take GetDefensive.com’s San Patricio Texas defensive driving/driver safety/insurance reduction online class, you can be certain that your credit card number and any other personal/private information will not be compromised.

How much is the toll for taking the San Patricio Texas online defensive driving course or the San Patricio Texas online traffic school course or the San Patricio Texas video defensive driving course or the San Patricio Texas streaming video course?

GetDefensive.com offers the San Patricio Texas defensive driving course online or the San Patricio Texas traffic school course online for $25.00. This includes the shipping of your certificate of completion (via regular U.S. mail) and $25.00 is the minimum allowable price per San Patricio Texas state law. Please know that $25.00 is only the cost of our online course and the price may also vary by format. If you choose to take the San Patricio Texas defensive driving video (DVD) course or the San Patricio Texas defensive driving streaming video course, you may have to pay a slightly higher fee.

After I register to take GetDefensive.com's San Patricio Texas defensive driving online course, how does it proceed?

GetDefensive.com's San Patricio Texas online defensive driving course may be taken on any computer with internet capability.  The course is divided into chapters, and you have the option of being able to 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 quiz (all multiple-choice) which will help you get ready for the final exam at the end of the course.

Once you pass the online final exam, GetDefensive.com will send your San Patricio Texas certificate of completion using the shipping method you elect at the time you register to take the course.

Do you know if my insurance company would give me a discount on my auto insurance if I take GetDefensive.com's San Patricio Texas defensive driving online class/insurance reduction online class?
Many insurance carriers in San Patricio Texas offer up to a 10% discount on auto insurance to policyholders who successfully complete a San Patricio Texas defensive driving/insurance reduction course which is approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  However, we always recommend that you talk with your San Patricio Texas insurance agent before taking GetDefensive.com's defensive driving online course/insurance reduction online course.  Also, any customer who passes GetDefensive.com's San Patricio 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.
Am I required to take the whole San Patricio Texas defensive driving online class or driver improvement online class on just one (1) computer?

No. You can take GetDefensive.com’s San Patricio Texas defensive driving online class on more than one (1) computer, but you will have to make sure that every computer you plan to use has the required flash and browser requirements needed for our website to properly function. GetDefensive.com’s system scans any computer you log on to the first time to ensure that all the required software is installed.

I’m currently unemployed, and I’m looking for a job at all hours nearly every day. I’m worried that I may get a job-related call while I’m taking the GetDefensive.com San Patricio Texas defensive driving class online /driver improvement class online. If that happens, would all the work I’ve completed up to that point be lost and I would have to start all over? I need to take this class, but I need to get a job also!

Relax! You don’t have to finish all of the GetDefensive.com’s San Patricio Texas defensive driving class all in one sitting. You can stop whenever you need to and come back later, or the next day, or even a few days later and continue working on the GetDefensive.com San Patricio Texas defensive driving class where you left off.

I need to get a ticket dismissed so I’ve signed up to take the San Patricio Texas online defensive driving course or the San Patricio Texas streaming video course, or the San Patricio Texas driver improvement course or the San Patricio Texas video traffic school course . How do I get my diploma after I finish it because the court needs to see proof that I passed it?

Upon your successful completion of the San Patricio Texas online defensive driving course or the San Patricio Texas streaming video course, or the San Patricio Texas driver improvement course or the San Patricio Texas video traffic school course, GetDefensive.com will mail your certificate of completion to you. It is your responsibility to provide your certificate to the court. 

I need to take a defensive driving course or driver safety course, but I have difficulty reading. Is there anything GetDefensive.com does to accommodate customers such as me?

At GetDefensive.com, we understand that reading endless amounts of online text can be tiresome irregardless of one’s reading ability. This is why we strive to make our online defensive driving/driver safety/ticket dismissal course as enjoyable as possible by including multi-media type elements including interactive videos, cartoons, and graphics to help break up the monotony of just reading text. However, for our customers who have reading disabilities or simply have difficulty reading, we offer a read-along option which includes a recorded voice speaking the online text as you follow along on your computer screen. The read along feature is in full-compliance with the ADA as it allows GetDefensive.com to assist customers who have reading disabilities.

 

Is GetDefensive.com’s online defensive driving course endorsed by the State of San Patricio Texas ? I need to take a defensive driving course to get a ticket wiped off my driving record but I don’t know if the local traffic court here will accept GetDefensive.com’s internet course or not.

Absolutely!  GetDefensive.com's defensive driving online course is 100% certified in the State of San Patricio Texas for ticket dismissal.

The San Patricio Texas traffic court is telling me I can’t take the GetDefensive.com San Patricio Texas online defensive driving course to get my ticket dismissed because I took San Patricio Texas defensive driving in a classroom less than twelve (12) months ago. Can they do this? I took the prior course in a classroom, isn’t that different from an online course?

San Patricio Texas State Law only permits you to have one (1) ticket dismissed during a twelve (12) month period. Whether you took your prior defensive driving course in a classroom or online is irrelevant. You would not be eligible to take GetDefensive.com’s San Patricio Texas defensive driving online course at this time.

What score do I need to make on the course quizzes in order to pass them?

The chapter/section quizzes included in the GetDefensive.com San Patricio Texas online defensive driving/driver safety/insurance reduction course are merely designed to help prepare you for the final test you will take at the end of the course. Your performance on the quizzes will have no effect on your overall score for the course.

Is there a something offered for single parents who need to take the San Patricio Texas defensive driving class but are unable to take it in a classroom setting?

GetDefensive.com’s online San Patricio Texas defensive driving course is the answer! The San Patricio Texas online defensive driving course is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can take it when it’s convenient for you!

Would taking the GetDefensive.com San Patricio Texas defensive driving/driver improvement/driver safety class suffice for getting multiple tickets stricken from my record?
You are only able to have one (1) ticket dismissed by taking a Texas Education Agency (T.E.A.)-approved San Patricio Texas defensive driving class within a 12-month period according to regulations set forth by the Texas Education Agency (T.E.A.).  If you have multiple traffic tickets and have not taken a defensive driving class within the last 12 months, you will be able to take GetDefensive.com's online defensive driving/driver improvement/driver safety class to have one (1) ticket dismissed, but you cannot have more than one removed from your record.  If you have taken defensive driving within the last 12 months or if you're not sure if when you last took a T.E.A.-certified driver safety class, we suggest you order a copy of your Texas Driver Record or check with the San Patricio Texas traffic court to see if you are eligible to take a defensive driving/ticket dismissal class at this time.
Since this course will be taken online instead of in a classroom, what will GetDefensive.com need to verify my identity when I take the San Patricio Texas defensive driving online course?

GetDefensive.com will verify your identity in one of two ways: either by developing questions from your Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) driver record as well as from your Texas Dept. of Transportation (DOT) vehicle registration information.

If you do not have both a driver record and a vehicle registered with the State of Texas, you will need to provide a Statement of Assurance which is both signed and notarized, and you will be asked personal questions as you work through the San Patricio Texas defensive driving online course.

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Anderson County Donley County Kaufman County Reagan County
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