• Texas Defensive Driving News: Texas Focuses on the Issue of Distracted Driving

    Texting While Driving Ban 2012 If you remember, during the last legislative session, a texting while driving ban law was successfully passed through both the House and Senate, but was vetoed by Governor Rick Perry.  At the time, Gov. Perry took the position that awareness about distracted driving and the possible consequences should be made […]

  • Tips for Driving in Adverse Weather

    Picture a person completely disregarding defensive driving in Texas. The image that most likely races to mind first is probably of someone behind the wheel while either under the influence or distracted by texting. Most drivers don’t see Mother Nature as one of the culprits we need to drive defensibly against. However in Texas and […]

  • Defensive Driving Tips – How to Get a Warning Instead of a Ticket

    At the most basic of levels, the most obvious way to keep your insurance low and promote road safety is to drive the set speed limit, signal appropriately, and obey traffic signs at all times. However, even the most conscientious of drivers allow life situations and circumstances to steer them away from perfect driving every […]

  • Be Prepared if Your Car Breaks Down on the Freeway

    When a moving vehicle suddenly stops on a busy highway like the I-10 and I-45 interchange, it is hard not to panic. The Texas Interstate System is one of the largest in the country, covering over 3,233 miles. This poses a moderate chance of experiencing car troubles while traveling on a Texas roadway. Since no […]

  • Texas Drivers Ed – What Are You Teaching About Driving?

    Unintended Drivers Ed Yesterday Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. released a press release that covered some early results from a national study that they conducted by surveying 5,500 young drivers (age 16 to 18) and parents to see how a parent’s habits behind the wheel impact their teenager’s driver behavior.  The results of this study are important to help […]

  • Why to Voluntarily take Texas Online Defensive Driving

    People typically associate Texas defensive driving with an attempt to expunge some sort of a moving violation, such as speeding or running a red light. The process usually begins with a police officer turning on his sirens to pull you over, and issuing a ticket. Following that is usually a trip to court and payment […]

  • Defensive Driving Class Information – Household Items for Emergency Car Kit

    The seasons are changing and so are Texas roadways. Storm season is here and will grossly affect driving conditions. As Mother Winter approaches, the air is becoming foggier and the sun is out for fewer hours, rendering roads to stay wet longer. Furthermore, the next five weeks are peek season for deer migration which means […]

  • National Teen Driver Safety Week 2012

    This is National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 14 – 20), so I thought it was the perfect time to discuss a couple of recent studies conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety showing how passengers can impact the safety of teenage drivers.  The following statistics are from the Center for Disease Control (CDC): […]

  • To Text, or Not to Text in Texas

    Driving laws vary from state to state and city to city, especially when it comes to texting or using mobile devices while driving.  It can be confusing when crossing state lines. For example, Texas is one of eleven states that do not prohibit texting for all drivers. Still, there are local laws banning distracted driving […]

  • What Kind Of Tickets Can Be Forgiven Through Texas Defensive Driving?

    Typically, when you get a traffic ticket and pay the fine in Texas, you’ll get points on your license. After a certain number, penalties become more severe and you may run the risk of losing your license. That’s why taking a Texas defensive driving course to keep those tickets off your record is such a […]

  • Tips To Prevent Distracted Driving

    In some cases, stopping distracted driving is as simple as turning off your phone. But in other cases, it might require a little bit more finesse. Rather than waiting until you have time to formally study defensive driving in Houston, read this guide of measures that you can take to help prevent yourself and those […]