Approved Shelby Online Defensive Driving and Insurance Reduction Courses

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

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

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

Shelby 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."  Shelby 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 Shelby 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.

Shelby Texas Defensive Driving Programs

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

Shelby Texas Insurance Discounts

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

Shelby Texas Mature Driver and Shelby Texas Juvenile Driver Insurance Discounts

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

Shelby Texas Classroom Driver Safety Schools

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does GetDefensive.com normally want its customers who take its Shelby Texas online defensive driving course to take care of paying the course tuition?

GetDefensive.com will accept payment in the form of a credit card or an online check. Your payment will need to be received by GetDefensive.com before you start the Shelby Texas online defensive driving course.

After I finish the Shelby Texas online defensive driving course, how will GetDefensive.com get my completion certificate to me?
After you complete GetDefensive.com's Shelby 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 exactly happens when I enter my credit card number and other information into GetDefensive.com’s website?
GetDefensive.com uses SSL encryption to protect any personal information which is submitted to us over our website. So when you take the online Shelby Texas defensive driving/driver safety/insurance reduction course, you can be confident that your private information, including your credit card number, address, etc., is completely safe.

How much money will the Shelby Texas online traffic school course or the Shelby Texas streaming video course or the Shelby Texas DVD defensive driving course or the Shelby Texas online defensive driving course cost me?

GetDefensive.com charges a $25.00 fee for its Shelby Texas online traffic school course or its Shelby Texas online insurance reduction course. The price may vary by format and $25.00 is the cost of our online course only. GetDefensive.com’s traffic school DVD course and traffic school streaming video course are offered at a slightly higher fee.

How does the GetDefensive.com Shelby Texas defensive driving/driver safety online course operate?

Basically, there are two (2) types of Shelby Texas defensive driving courses which GetDefensive.com offers:  ticket dismissal and insurance reduction.  These Shelby Texas defensive driving online courses may be taken at any computer station so long as the computer is hooked up to the internet.  If you choose, you may take the entire course all at once, or stop and start as often as you'd like (and be able to simply pick up from where you left off).  GetDefensive.com's Shelby Texas defensive driving online course is split up into chapters, with a brief, multiple-choice quiz at the end of each chapter.  These chapter quizzes are designed to help prepare you for the final exam at the end of the course.  Once you pass the Shelby Texas defensive driving online course's final exam, GetDefensive.com will issue a completion certificate to you which you may provide to your local Shelby Texas traffic court or your Shelby Texas insurance agent.  It will be sent to you per whichever shipping method you elected at the time of registration.

Would I be eligible for a discount on my auto insurance if I take GetDefensive.com's Shelby Texas online defensive driving course or online insurance reduction course?
Very often, the answer is yes.  We always advise that you check with your local insurance agent in Shelby Texas prior to taking GetDefensive.com's online defensive driving course or online insurance reduction course, however many insurance carriers in Shelby Texas offer up to a 10% auto insurance discount to customers who successfully complete a Shelby Texas defensive driving course or driver safety course which is certified by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  Also, any GetDefensive.com customer who takes and passes our Shelby Texas online course for ticket dismissal will receive an additional copy of his or her certificate of completion for his or her insurance agent.
Could I take the GetDefensive.com Shelby Texas online defensive driving class/online driver safety class on several separate computers?

Yes.  When you take the Shelby Texas online defensive driving class with GetDefensive.com, you have the freedom to take the class on as many different computers as you want.  However, please know that every computer you use must be equipped with the required flash and browser features.  GetDefensive.com will automatically run a check on any computer you log into for the first time to make sure the necessary software has been installed.

Given my schedule, taking the Shelby Texas driver improvement online class/defensive driving online class all at once may be impossible. Can I take the class in intermittent intervals over a several-day period?

Absolutely! One of the benefits of taking GetDefensive.com's Shelby Texas defensive driving class is the flexibility it allows you to complete the course without disrupting your busy schedule.

I’ll soon be done with the Shelby Texas online defensive driving course or the  Shelby Texas or the streaming defensive driving video or the Shelby Texas driver improvement course or the Shelby Texas video traffic school course course. How will your employees get my certificate to my house?

When you get done with the Shelby Texas online defensive driving course or the  Shelby Texas or the streaming defensive driving video or the Shelby Texas driver improvement course or the Shelby Texas video traffic school course, your certificate of completion will be mailed to your home address.

Does GetDefensive.com offer any sort of accommodation for customers who have a visual impairment which makes it difficult to read a whole lot of text?

The GetDefensive.com Shelby Texas defensive driving online course or driver improvement online course includes many multi-media features including interactive videos and animations. Taking our online course is not like reading "War and Peace." However, we do offer a "read along" option which includes a narrator who reads the entire text of the course aloud while you follow along with the online text. The "read along" feature ADA-compliant as it provides assistance to our customers who have visual impairments or other related reading disabilities.

Is GetDefensive.com’s insurance reduction online course considered a legally-acceptable defensive driving class or course in Shelby Texas which will get my insurance premiums reduced?

GetDefensive.com’s online insurance reduction/defensive driving course is approved by every court in Shelby Texas for ticket dismissal.

You may also qualify for an insurance premium discount for taking GetDefensive.com’s online insurance reduction/defensive driving course, however we recommend that you check with your Shelby Texas insurance agent ahead of time.

What’s the number of times I’m permitted to have a ticket dismissed by taking the GetDefensive.com Shelby Texas online defensive driving/driver safety course?

Shelby Texas law allows you one (1) ticket dismissal every twelve (12) months. If you are uncertain as to when you last took a Shelby Texas defensive driving course, please contact your local Shelby Texas traffic court to review your records.

What’s with all these chapter quizzes? I thought there was just a final test at the end of the class?

Quizzes are given at the end of each chapter/section of GetDefensive.com’s Shelby Texas online defensive driving/driver safety/traffic school/insurance reduction class. They include only the material covered in that chapter/section (i.e.—information covered since the previous quiz), which will help prepare you for the cumulative final exam you will take at the end of the class. Please know that these quizzes will have no bearing whatsoever on your final grade for the class.

If I take the GetDefensive.com Shelby Texas online driver improvement course, will this replace my having to sit through a traditional Shelby Texas classroom driver improvement course?

Absolutely! GetDefensive.com offers the entire Shelby Texas driver improvement course online, so there’s no need for you to sit through a long, dreaded Shelby Texas driver improvement class.

If I take GetDefensive.com's Shelby Texas defensive driving/ticket dismissal course online, would that expunge all of my recent tickets from my driving record?
No.  The Texas Education Agency only allows defendants to dismiss one (1) traffic ticket every 12 months.  If you have taken a defensive driving course within the past 12 months or are uncertain when you last took a driver safety course, we suggest you check with your Shelby Texas court to see if you're qualified to take a ticket dismissal course at this time or order a copy of your Texas Driver Record.  If you are currently eligible to take a course, you may take GetDefensive.com's defensive driving/driver safety/ticket dismissal course online to have one (1) ticket dismissed, but you won't be able to have more than one (1) ticket/citation removed from your record by taking our online course.
If I sign up to take the GetDefensive.com Shelby Texas defensive driving course/driver safety course, what will I need to do to prove to your staff that I am who I am?

Texas law requires GetDefensive.com to verify your identity when you take our Shelby Texas online defensive driving course in one(1) of two(2) ways: by pulling questions from your driver record/driver history on file with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as well as from your vehicle registration information on file with the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT).

If you do not have both a driver record and a vehicle registered with the State of Texas, you will need to provide a signed and notarized Statement of Assurance and you will be required to accurately respond to personal questions throughout the GetDefensive.com Shelby 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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