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Protect Your Driver Record

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Driver Safety For You & Your Family

In our rapid and ever changing economy people are shifting their careers by finding new employment in different sectors. During this time one should consider what goes on a Texas Driver Record. After all, you never know if you will land a position in transportation.

If you are considering any occupational change that requires driving your employer will assess your driver record. Points accumulated from moving violations are recorded on your Texas Driver Record and may reflect negatively on your employment.   Taking an approved defensive driving course can lead to point reduction or prevent points being assessed to your driver record.

Many drivers are accustomed to simply paying the fine for their moving violation; They do not realize that paying the fine results in a moving violation being recorded on their driver record. Under the Driver Responsibility Act in Texas, drivers with as little as two violations may be assessed a surcharge for up to three years!

If you or anyone you know has received a moving violation, here is an option to explore:

1. Review your options from the court-Elect to take a driver safety course.
2. Follow the court’s orders-Return the Certificate of Completion to the court with any other required documents.
3. Know your status-Check your driver record every once in a while to know your status.
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