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Hybrids vs Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

  Driving long distances and Texas, name a more iconic duo. We’ll save the discussion of fully electric cars for another day. You may have noticed more than just Teslas and Chevy Bolts plugged in to chargers lately. Car manufacturers … Continue reading

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2021 Scholarship Winner Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 DefensiveDriving.com Scholarship! As always, it was an honor and pleasure to hear from students about their plans, hopes and aspirations. This year’s #StudyingToBe prompt was especially exciting as many of you … Continue reading

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What Does Defensive Driving Mean?

What is defensive driving and how do you become a defensive driver? Defensive driving is a set of skills that help you to be a safer driver. Defensive driving protects you from other drivers, the weather and bad habits. Defensive … Continue reading

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Can I Take Defensive Driving Twice?

In Texas, you can take a defensive driving course as many times as needed. The normal requirements to be eligible for defensive driving are: -Haven’t taken a defensive driving class within the previous 12 months -Do not have a CDL … Continue reading

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Traffic Ticket While Driving for Uber or Lyft

  Both Lyft & Uber review your driver record prior to approval for driving for them. Once hired naturally you will spend a lot more time behind the wheel though. With that comes the risk for additional moving violations. It’s … Continue reading

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How to Negotiate Your SiriusXM Rates when Your Trial is Over

You have been happily enjoying your free trial of SiriusXM satellite radio that came with your new car, not thinking anything of it. Then one day you get a notice in the mail. Your service will be discontinued unless you … Continue reading

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Does A Certificate of Completion Expire?

  A Certificate of Completion is what you receive when you complete your defensive driving course. If you’re taking a defensive driving course to dismiss a moving violation, the court will require a Certificate of Completion as proof you completed … Continue reading

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First Speeding Ticket in Texas

  Whether you’re a new driver or veteran with thousands of miles behind the wheel, your first speeding ticket doesn’t need to be a big deal. It also doesn’t need to affect your insurance rates, or even be reported to … Continue reading

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Can I Be Arrested For Speeding?

No, you can not be arrested for simply speeding in Texas. It is possible for that speeding ticket to turn into an arrest though if you are unwilling to sign the citation, or if there are other factors at play. … Continue reading

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How Common Are Manual Transmissions in 2020?

  Stick Shift AKA manual transmissions are becoming a thing of the past. Just 10 years ago nearly 40% of the cars in the United States were offered with a manual transmission option. In 2020 less than 15% of vehicles … Continue reading

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