Frequently Asked Questions for Defensive Driving in Maryland
Taking our course may help you reduce your insurance rates – check with your insurance company to see if they offer a discount for customers who enroll in a Maryland defensive driving course. If you have received a Maryland traffic ticket, you’ll need to contact your court and ask whether they would be willing to approve our course for point reduction.
I Drive Safely is not currently an approved course provider in Maryland. You may be able to take it to satisfy a court requirement, but you will need to get approval from your local court or judge to do so. And you still may be able to take one of our courses for an insurance discount. Your insurance provider will be able to tell you whether or not you qualify.
Although the state of Maryland does not automatically authorize drivers to take an online traffic school, permission is granted by judges on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your local court for more information.
You’ll need to check with your insurance provider to make sure they offer a discount for completing a Maryland defensive driving course.
If your insurance provider authorizes you to take our online Maryland defensive driving course for a discount, they may need you to provide a copy of your certificate of completion. As soon as you finish the final exam of your Maryland traffic school, we will get your certificate in the mail. We deliver via U.S. Mail for free, and have your certificate to your door within 5-7 days of shipment. If you need it sooner, you can choose from one of our FedEx options for expedited shipping.
Our Maryland defensive driving course is not timed, and you can take the course at your own pace. Your course material is broken down into 8 single-subject units. You can complete it in a single day, or spread it over a few days.
Each of the course chapters focuses on a single topic that pertains to Maryland driving and traffic laws.
- Highway safety
- Alcohol- and drug-impaired driving
- State traffic laws
- Driving emergencies
- Vehicle maintenance
Yes, your final exam consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. You need to score a 80% or higher to pass, but you may retake the exam as many times as you need to.
You will provide proof of your identity at the beginning of your course in order to ensure that you are the one taking this course. This is the only fair way of assessing that you are the one taking the course.
To prove your identity, you will be asked a series of personal questions during your registration for the course. You will need to remember these answers, because you will be asked the same questions throughout the course to prove that you are the one at the keyboard.
Your 2-part proof of completion will be automatically sent by I Drive Safely to you upon completion at no cost to you.