Frequently Asked Questions – Defensive Driving in Pennsylvania
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 Pennsylvania defensive driving course. If you have received a Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania. However, 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. You may also receive permission to attend the course by the local court or judge. If you would like more information about specific approval or regulations, you will need to contact your district court.
Permission to take our online traffic school is granted by judges on a case-by-case basis.
You’ll need to check with your insurance provider to make sure they offer a discount for completing a Pennsylvania defensive driving course.
If your insurance provider authorizes you to take our online Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania traffic school (if before 3PM Central time), we will get your certificate of completion 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 Pennsylvania driving school 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 Pennsylvania driving and traffic laws. Those topics include:
- 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 proof of completion will be automatically sent by I Drive Safely to you upon completion at no cost to you. The certificate of completion has an insurance copy and a student copy.