This course is used by individual District of Columbia courts and traffic enforcement agencies for ticket dismissal as part of the traffic ticket adjudication. Complete this course only if you were given permission or ordered by the court or regulatory agency.
Select this course if you were referred by your insurance company for Policy Discount / Mature Driver Program.
Take this DOT-Approved 6 Hours course to get auto insurance discount. The general age requirement for this course in the state of District of Columbia is 55+.
Note: For those who are below age 70, the insurance discount expires every 3 years. For those who are 70+, the insurance discount expires every 2 years. You can come back and take the same course again once your insurance discount expires.
Access your District of Columbia Defensive Driving Course anywhere, anytime from any device. We just ask that you don't do it while driving.
Defensive Driving by Improv was created over 20 years ago...
Founded in partnership with the World Famous Improv Comedy Club.
Created by the famed Improv Comedy Club, our Improv Defensive Driving Course provides a convenient and cost-effective way to complete your defensive driving class online. Based on a simple notion that a defensive driving course doesn’t have to be dry and boring, our District of Columbia Defensive Driver Course has undergone numerous studies and have proven effective in reducing future tickets and accidents.
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Take advantage of our free express registration and get going in less than one minute.
10 simple chapters on an easy to navigate page. If you are not ready to pay, you can start the course now with no obligations. You will be directed to the payment page once you complete Chapter 1.
Proceed and complete the course all at once or a little at a time. There are 6 short chapters, 5 question review quizzes (no passing grade required), and a 25 question exit quiz. Continue on any device at any time. We stand behind your satisfaction with a 100% Money Back guarantee.
YOU ARE DONE
Just complete 10 easy chapters.Our District of Columbia Defensive Driving Course is completed online, making it quick and easy. Start at work (it will be our little secret), do a little at lunch, Come back another day over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop, and you can always do it at home! Your pace, your time, your place.
Defensive Driving are fun and exciting – not really, but we do our best to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
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From students who took our Defensive Driving Courses in District of Columbia.
Much better doing this online than 4 to 5 hours in a classroom. Thanks for making it interesting and fun!
I felt that you covered the material well, and that the comedy actually helped me take a breather and time to reflect.
Thanks – I’ve become a more aware driver.
This was one of the best courses I have done and make me more aware of what is going on and what a safe driver is all about.
Funny and it made me want to read the information.
Nicely presented. Good information for drivers to reinforce driving skills.
It was easy to use and I liked watching the videos at the beginning of each chapter and then reading the chapters. I picked up a few tips like who has the right away on a hill. Thank you for making this course available.
This was the first time I used an online defensive driving course and it was great. Very easy to use and it was very interesting and the cartoons and pictures made you want to read and view more.
This class was really easy to understand and increased my driving knowledge significantly.
Even though I have driven for years with a clean record this course is a great reminder to be extra cautious.
Definitely was the best traffic school that I have ever taken.
It was GREAT. I appreciate the humor injected into the readings which still taught me valuable lessons I will enact immediately.
It was enjoyable, easy to follow and a good refresher.
This school actually caused me to see the law as both logical instead of random, and merciful, instead of over-punishingly harsh.
Been driving for 47 years and definitely learned from this course!
I’ve already recommended this to one of my friends. I’ll continue to do so. This was remarkably painless.
This course was great! it had some facts in it that I never knew, it really opened my eyes. Thank you for making such a fun and simply course available to us online!!
I learned so many new things that I never had any idea about and it really opens up your eyes. I think everyone should be given a course like this. It really helps.
Very informational course that really makes you think about being a more cautious driver!
Wonderful course, have already recommended others to take it!
I would recommend this course to anyone.
Awesome course! Made somewhat dry material fun. The online option and ability to stop and start was very helpful.
It was informative. I actually learned some things I didn’t know. It was an enjoyable experience. Customer service was great.
Excellent information with humor to make it more interesting.
District of Columbia Defensive Driving
More information to help you make the right choice.
Improved safety, enhanced awareness of the road and vehicles around you and better overall driving abilities are just a few of the benefits offered by a defensive driving program.
Successful completion of a traffic program or defensive driving course may do more than just help you boost your skills; in some cases, points can be removed from your record as well.
The DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) is in charge of certifying select third party defensive driving courses offered online.
Washington, D.C. Defensive Driving Program Benefits
When you complete a defensive driving program in the Washington, D.C. area, you may be able to reap some additional benefits including:
Increased awareness and better reactions to common traffic problems
Boosted driving knowledge and skills
Enhanced safety on busy streets
Reduced car insurance rates
Reduced points on your record
How Can Traffic School Remove Points from Your Record?
Accumulate too many points and you risk suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. In Washington D.C., the DMV has created a system designed to keep track of your driving record and let you know if your license is at risk.
Losing your driving privileges could impact every aspect of your life; when you complete a defensive driving course you can reduce your risk.
How do you know if you can have points removed from your license? The DMV will contact you after you’ve received a ticket; you’ll be informed if you are eligible to attend a defensive driving program and have your points removed.
Once the DMV contacts you and confirms your eligibility you’ll have 30 days to enroll in and complete a defensive driving course. Once you have successfully completed the traffic school program, the points will be waived (the violation will still appear on your record, but the points will not count against you).
If you opt not to take a defensive driving program, points will stay on your record for two years.
How can a Defensive Driving Program Reduce Your Insurance Rates?
Insurance rates are likely to rise after you’ve received a moving violation or been involved in an accident. Many insurers offer to retain your original premium costs if you complete a defensive driving program. No accidents? Ask your insurer how becoming a safer driver can help you save.
Learn More About a District Of Columbia Defensive Driving Course
One of the benefits of attending an online defensive driving program is convenience. Since classes are conducted online, they work with your schedule. Expect to take about 8 hours to complete the program.
If you are taking the defensive driving program to reduce your points, you’ll need to complete it within 30 days of your notice from the Washington D.C. DMV.