Texas Drive Safe is proud to offer Texas' first Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program, or "DADAP."
This six hour course can be taken completely on the Internet with prior Court approval for some drug and alcohol related offenses or insurance discounts.
During the course, students learn about Texas traffic laws relating to driving under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs.
Other topics covered include attitude states for driving, the IPDE strategy for defensive driving, and the effects of alcohol and drugs on a person's body and mind.
Common reasons for DADAP course attendance include the following:
When a person is charged with certain types of drug or alcohol offenses (for example: Minor in Possession a.k.a. MIP), the court or judge may order the completion of a state approved Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program. Texas law provides judges the option to use the DADAP course as treatment for persons convicted of drug or alcohol related offenses, but since it is not a mandate, we highly recommend that you request approval from the court prior to registering for DADAP.
If you are not sure whether you need to take this course, please check with the court first.
Driver Training Associates has developed a website that answers most of the common questions about DADAP course attendance. Texas Judges and Court officials can obtain specific information about this course by clicking here.
In most cases, a Texas driver may attend the DADAP course voluntarily to receive an auto insurance premium discount. The amount of the discount varies according to one's insurer. Some drivers might also be eligible to take both a Texas defensive driving course and DADAP for a combined discount (sometimes as high as 15%).
Drivers who wish to receive a discount for taking the defensive driving course should contact their auto insurance provider or agent to find out if they are eligible to receive the discount, and if so, how much will be applied to their policy.
Texas driver education course instructors can take this convenient online drug and alcohol driving awareness program to earn continuing ed credits for their recertification with the Texas Education Agency. This may be done one time every three years; however, driver ed instructors who are also certified to teach DADAP are NOT allowed to take the course for recertification.
Some fleet drivers might be asked to complete the DADAP course by their employer or safety manager. If this applies to you, please choose "Business and Industry / Fleet Training" as your reason for attending the course.
Texas Drive Safe is located in Sugar Land, TX. When you take your drug and alcohol driving awareness program with us, you will receive your certificate as quickly as possible.
For those who need their certificate delivered more quickly than via standard USPS, we offer convenient express shipping options. You will see these options when you register for the course, or you can call us at 1-800-558-9887 to request this service.