Defensive Driving Online FAQ
Does Defensive Driving Online For Dummies offer state-approved courses?
Yes. Taking the courses offered through Defensive Driving For Dummies are accepted by the state to dismiss tickets.
Should I dismiss or fight my traffic ticket?
While there is no cut and dry answer, the fact is: tickets on your driving record can increase your insurance premiums as much as 20 percent, per year. Keeping those points from showing up on your record is an important strategy to saving money. We have provided an explanation of when you should dismiss or fight a traffic ticket to help you better understand your options.
What is defensive driving online?
Read here for additional information on what is defensive driving online.
Why should I take an online traffic school like Defensive Driving For Dummies?
Even without a traffic citation, taking a defensive driving or online traffic school course can often lower a drivers insurance as much as 10 percent. For many insurance providers this is known as their “safe driver discount” or “defensive driver discount” (say that 4 times fast).
What States do you provide courses for?
We are currently in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas. However, we partner in all available states with the industry’s leading course providers. So even if we don’t offer the course in your state, we’ll point you to the folks who we trust the most.
How long does the defensive driving course take? Is there a shorter version?
Typically just over 6 hours. Unfortunately, this is a state mandate. Think of it like Internet jail; the government wants to know you’ve spent a certain amount of time in the program. If we could get you through the program in less, we would. So instead, we control what we can by making it as painless to go through the material as possible.
What is the process for dismissing a ticket?
First register. Then take the online course. Then, when/if you pass, we’ll send you and your presiding court the certificate of completion. It’s always a good idea to call them after to confirm they got it.
Can I stop the course and come back at a later time?
Yes. You can start and stop Defensive Driving Online For Dummies as it’s convenient for you.
Any tips on not getting caught again?
Yes. Don’t speed. While we’ve been searching and asking, we haven’t found a special highway patrol handshake that gets us out of tickets. We’ll keep searching.
Will you send my certificate at the end?
Yes. We send you and your court the certificate of completion.
Is there a time limit on the courseware?
You can take as much time as you like/need (though your court may have a different opinion on that). Given the fact that you were caught speeding, we’re betting you’ll be eager to get through the course “quickly” as well.
Are you a state-approved defensive driver course and/or traffic school?
Yes. Through a partnership we provide state-approved traffic and driver safety education.
Can I dismiss a red-light ticket through a Defensive Driving online program?
Typically, yes. Unless the ticket was issued for running a red light (or rolling a stop sign) in a school or construction zone, you can dismiss your citation through a defensive driving online course.
Are you affiliated with the well-known For Dummies reference books?
Yes. Structure 44, LLC has licensed the rights to Defensive Driving For Dummies and Traffic School For Dummies to offer drivers a better way to keep their driving record clean.