Frequently Asked Questions for Online Defensive Driving Course in Washington DC
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 Washington, D.C. defensive driving course. If you have received a traffic ticket in the District of Columbia, 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 Washington, D.C. 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.
Although Washington, D.C. does not automatically authorize drivers to take an online traffic school, permission 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 Washington, D.C. defensive driving course.
If your insurance provider authorizes you to take our online Washington, D.C. defensive driving course for a discount, they may need you to provide a copy of your certificate of completion. If you finish your final exam before 3PM, we will get your certificate of completion in the mail that same day. 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.
Your Washington, D.C. 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 out over a few days.
Each of the course chapters focuses on a single topic that pertains to Washington, D.C. 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 an 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 for free via USPS regular mail, expected to be delivered within 3-5 business days. If you do need the certificate sooner, we offer expedited delivery options including FedEx.