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Texas Defensive Driving-Questions & Answers

Texas Defensive Driving: Q & A

Our inbox is flooded with all sorts of questions and comments from site visitors interested in learning about defensive driving in Texas. While some of the emails we receive are from readers thanking us for the information and entertainment value that our articles offer, many of our emails come from Texas drivers who were just issued traffic ticket and are headed for a Texas defensive driving class. Whether they're confused about why they got their ticket or whether they have questions about the online defensive driving option in Texas, we're here to sort it all out.

Today, we're going to answer several reoccurring questions we receive regarding defensive driving in Texas.

Q - I was recently issued a traffic ticket for running a red light in downtown Houston. My argument is that the light was yellow when I proceeded to accelerate through it. I don't think it's fair that I should have to attend a Texas defensive driving course because I didn't do anything wrong. Can you help?

A - Sorry, but we're going to have to side with the state on this one. We agree that a trip to a defensive driving school in Texas is definitely in order. When a traffic light turns yellow, you must slow down as you approach the light. You should only proceed with caution if it is safe to do and if it is unsafe to stop. These are basic rules taught in Texas defensive driving classes. If you sped up to make it through the yellow light, you weren't driving in accordance with the law. The police officer saw you run the light. You should have come to a safe stop. However, not all hope is lost. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able correct your traffic violation and dismiss that ticket by completing a Texas defensive driving course and taking the final exam.

Q -- The online Texas defensive driving program offered by looks interesting. Is the course content the same as what I'd find in a bricks-and-mortar course?

A -- Yes. Our course features defensive driving material that is mandated by the state to help you pass the final exam.

Q -- Is your online course approved by the state of Texas?

A -- Absolutely.

Q -- Why should I take an online class? Won't I learn more in a classroom environment?

A -- Some people learn better in a classroom environment. But most of us learn better in a one-on-one setting where we aren't distracted by other people. Unfortunately, a classroom environment doesn't offer a one-on-one option for students taking a defensive driving class in Texas. Instead, you'll find yourself in a classroom with countless other drivers who have committed similar offences.

If you want to absorb the information being taught and actually learn something, an online solution like the course offered at is your best bet.

More Questions And Answers

That's all for now. We're going to continue our Texas defensive driving Q & A series next month. Until then, there's a lot of information available on regarding defensive driving in Texas so check it out.

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