Approved Starr Online Defensive Driving and Insurance Reduction Courses

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

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

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

Starr 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."  Starr 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 Starr 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.

Starr Texas Defensive Driving Programs

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

Starr Texas Insurance Discounts

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

Starr Texas Mature Driver and Starr Texas Juvenile Driver Insurance Discounts

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

Starr Texas Classroom Driver Safety Schools

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which payment method does GetDefensive.com prefer me to use for taking the Starr Texas defensive driving class online/driver improvement class online?

We accept payments in the form of a credit card or an online check.  Payment must be received by GetDefensive.com in advance of starting the Starr Texas defensive driving class online 

How do I get my diploma after I finish GetDefensive.com's Starr Texas online defensive driving class?
After you have passed the GetDefensive.com Starr Texas online driver safety or defensive driving course, GetDefensive.com will send your certificate of completion to you via regular U.S. mail.  If you need to receive it quickly, you may opt to have it sent via FedEx.  Unfortunately, GetDefensive.com is not able to send completion certificates via fax or e-mail.
How safe is it for me to enter my credit card information into your website?

Very safe! GetDefensive.com uses SSL encryption to protect your personal information including your credit card number, address, etc.. When you take GetDefensive.com’s online defensive driving or driver safety or insurance reduction course, you can relax in knowing that your confidential information is secure.

What expense will I incur when I sign up for the Starr Texas DVD defensive driving course, or the Starr Texas streaming video course or the Starr Texas online traffic school course or the Starr Texas online defensive driving course?

GetDefensive.com charges a $25.00 fee for its Starr Texas online defensive driving course or the Starr Texas online traffic school course. Please know that this is the cost of the online course only. If you wish to take the Starr Texas defensive driving DVD video course or the Starr Texas defensive driving streaming video course, the fee may be a little higher. $25.00 is the minimum allowable price under Starr Texas state law, and this includes the shipping of your certificate of completion via regular US Mail.

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

Basically, there are two (2) types of Starr Texas online defensive driving courses available.  One is for ticket dismissal and the other for insurance premium reduction.  You may take the Starr 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 Starr 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.

Is GetDefensive.com's Starr Texas online insurance reduction class or online defensive driving class accepted in Starr Texas for insurance reduction purposes?
Many insurance providers in Starr Texas do offer auto insurance discounts (sometimes as high as 10%) to policyholders who successfully complete a Starr Texas defensive driving/driver safety class which is certified by the Texas Education Agency.  GetDefensive.com's Starr Texas online defensive driving/insurance reduction class is T.E.A.-approved and our customers who pass our online class to get a ticket dismissed actually receive an extra copy of their completion certificate to give to their insurance agent should they choose to do so.  However, before you take GetDefensive.com's Starr Texas online insurance reduction/defensive driving course, we strongly recommend that you first ask your Starr Texas insurance agent whether or not your policy allows you to get a discount by taking our online class.
Is there any way I can take the Starr Texas defensive driving course GetDefensive.com offers over the internet on several different computers as I work through it?

With GetDefensive.com, you are free to take the Starr Texas defensive driving internet course on multiple computers, provided that each computer you use has the necessary flash and browser requirements. GetDefensive.com’s system will scan any computer you log on to for the first time to verify that the required software is installed.

Given my schedule, taking the Starr 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 Starr Texas defensive driving class is the flexibility it allows you to complete the course without disrupting your busy schedule.

I’m taking the Starr Texas streaming video course or the Starr Texas driver improvement course or the Starr Texas video traffic school course or the Starr Texas online defensive driving course to save money on my insurance. Subsequent to my completing the course, will you send my certificate directly to my insurance company or will you send it to me?

Upon your successful completion of the Starr Texas streaming video course or the Starr Texas driver improvement course or the Starr Texas video traffic school course or the Starr Texas online defensive driving course, GetDefensive.com will mail your certificate of completion to your home or business address. It is your responsibility to present it to your insurance company. 

Is any assistance provided for people with reading disabilities and/or visual impairments who wish to take GetDefensive.com’s Starr Texas defensive driving/ticket dismissal/driver safety/driver improvement course online?

Yes. GetDefensive.com offers a read-along option in which a recorded voice reads the text aloud while you follow along with the online text. Read-along is fully-compliant with ADA, as it provides assistance to customers who have reading disabilities and/or visual impairments. GetDefensive.com’s Starr Texas online defensive driving/driver safety/ticket dismissal course includes numerous multi-media elements such as graphics, interactive videos, and animations to help illustrate concepts and break the monotony of reading online text.

With all the sham products offered over the internet, I have to ask, is GetDefensive.com’s defensive driving class/traffic school class recognized as a legitimate defensive driving class in Starr Texas meaning that if I take it, will the court accept my certificate and wipe my traffic ticket off my record?

That’s a very fair question, and you can take comfort in knowing that GetDefensive.com is fully recognized in Starr Texas for ticket dismissal. The court will give you a set time within you will be required to complete the defensive driving class. GetDefensive.com’s online defensive driving course is available for you to take 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Am I allowed to get only one (1) ticket dismissed by taking the GetDefensive.com Starr Texas online defensive driving course/online traffic school course in my entire life?

Starr Texas law limits you to one (1) ticket dismissal per every twelve (12) month period. If you’ve had a prior ticket dismissed within the last 12 months after successfully completing a Starr Texas defensive driving class, you would not be eligible to take GetDefensive.com’s Starr Texas defensive driving online class to have the most recent ticket thrown out. If you are uncertain as to whether you took Starr Texas defensive driving during the past 12 months, we recommend that you contact the Starr Texas court and ask if your latest ticket is eligible for dismissal.

What is covered on the quizzes given throughout the Starr Texas defensive driving/insurance reduction online course?

The quizzes given throughout GetDefensive.com’s Starr Texas online defensive driving/driver safety/insurance reduction course cover the material which was covered in that particular chapter or section. The quizzes are designed to help get you ready for the driver safety final exam you will need to take at the end of the course.

Would it be possible to take your Starr Texas online defensive driving course in lieu of my going and taking the Starr Texas defensive driving course in a classroom?

Absolutely! You can "skip that class!" GetDefensive.com offers the Starr Texas defensive driving course in its entirety right over the internet so you don’t have to give up the better part of your weekend trying to stay awake in some long, boring class.

Would taking GetDefensive.com's Starr Texas defensive driving/driver safety/ticket dismissal course online get more than one (1) ticket dismissed?
Unfortunately, the law in Starr Texas only allows defendants one (1) ticket dismissal every 12 months.  If you are eligible to take a defensive driving/ticket dismissal class at this time, then you may take GetDefensive.com's defensive driving online course or ticket dismissal online course for the purpose of dismissing a single ticket.  However, you will not be able to dismiss multiple tickets by taking our online course.

If you have taken Starr Texas defensive driving within the past 12 months or are uncertain as to when and/or if you last took a defensive driving course, you will need to order a copy of your Texas Driver Record or ask the Starr Texas court if you are currently eligible to take a Starr Texas defensive driving/ticket dismissal course.
How do I prove my identity to GetDefensive.com if I take GetDefensive.com's Starr Texas defensive driving online course?

GetDefensive.comwill verify who you are either by retrieving questions from your driver record on file with the Texas Department of Public Safety as well as your registered vehicle information on file with the Texas Department of Transportation.

If you do not have botha Texas Driver Record anda Texas registered automobile, you will need to submit a signed and notarized Statement of Assurance. You will be asked personal questions throughout the Starr Texasonline defensive driving course to confirm you identity.

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

Anderson County Donley County Kaufman County Reagan County
Andrews County Duval County Kendall County Real County
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