Did you just get a traffic ticket in Houston or another city in Texas? If so, you are likely eligible to take a state approved driver safety (a.k.a. defensive driving) course to keep that ticket from going on your driving record.
The first step in the process is to study the instructions on the ticket itself or any other materials that were given to you by the officer who wrote your ticket. You will find very specific instructions of what options you have. In most cases, you have 3 options:
Choosing to take a defensive driving course is a very popular option for a couple of reasons. In many situations, although you are still required to pay a "court fee" when you notify the court of your intention to complete a defensive driving course, when you add up this court fee and the cost of your course, the total is usually lower than the amount you would owe if you just pay the full fine for your infraction.
Second, choosing the defensive driving course option will keep the citation off of your driving record, which will keep you from receiving points and possibly being surcharged by the State or runing the risk of having your auto insurance premiums increased.
Third, when you complete our course you will receive an insurance discount version of the certificate as well. This can be turned into your auto insurance provider to potentially receive a discount on your premiums for a 3-year period!
So if you feel that the defensive driving course option is the right one for you, simply notify the court on or before the date shown on your ticket of your intention (contact the court presiding over your case for specific details on how to do this). Once you have notified the court of your intention and paid your court fee, you will be given a specific deadline date to successfully complete a state approved defensive driving course such as the one offered on our site here. Once you complete our course, you will be mailed a certificate of completion which you will sign and deliver to the court before your deadline date. It is that simple!
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