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Q: online defensive drivers courses in Texas ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: online defensive drivers courses in Texas
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: carluncho-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 22 Oct 2002 14:06 PDT
Expires: 21 Nov 2002 13:06 PST
Question ID: 88214
is there any online courses so call for defensive drivers,in Houston,Texas??

Request for Question Clarification by bizguy-ga on 22 Oct 2002 14:21 PDT
I have found several online defensive driving schools that are
(according to the schools) approved by the state of Texas.  Is this
what you're looking for?  Or do you only want to see the schools
headquartered in Houston?
Subject: Re: online defensive drivers courses in Texas
Answered By: angy-ga on 25 Oct 2002 21:35 PDT
As bizguy-ga mentions, there are quite a few online defensive driving
schools apparently approved by the State of Texas, so that completion
can be used to receive a discount on auto insurance or to remove a
traffic ticket.

Defensive claim to be Texas' #1 online course. They are

Defensive Driving. com is based in Houston, and has recently taken
over the only other Texas based online driving school, Richardson's according to an article by Hala Habal, staff writer for
the Dallas Business Journal:

"The all-cash sale provides Bruce's company with's
domain name and some computer code. Potential customers keying in the Web address now will automatically be redirected to

'With this acquisition, we are pretty much the online
defensive-driving provider for Texas," Bruce said. "We really only
have one other competitor at the moment, and they're based in
California. We are always looking at acquiring companies, both inside
Texas and other online educational courses outside the state.' "

The article goes on to mention the strict Texas Education Agency rules
with which the courses have to comply.

I Drive Safely (part of Continue Ed) services several states,
including Texas, although they are California based. They can be found

A list of Texas Defensive Driving Schools can be found at:

This lists both physical and online schools. It has links to Texas
Defensive Driving, which is apparently approved for all counties:

"Welcome to our online Texas driving class! This Texas course is
approved for traffic ticket dismissal through "I Drive Safely (CP225)"
and for a discount on your automobile insurance. Online Traffic School
offers a fast and easy Texas internet defensive driving class. "

Driving University offers a Texas approved course at:

"The I Drive Safely defensive driving course is taken completely on
the internet. No more classrooms to attend! This online defensive
driving course is approved by the state of Texas (Texas Course
Provider License CP225) and Courts throughout the state and replaces
the need to sit in a classroom to complete a 6-hour defensive driving
course. Plus, it's done at your own pace. Some complete it at one
sitting and others do it over time. It's simple, enjoyable and easy to
follow along. "

The cost is $37.95.

The Defensive Driving Institute have a similar course at:

You would want to make sure that these out-of-state suppliers  conform
to the TEA regulations.

Good luck.
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