Traffic school or defensive driving courses have some valuable benefits whether you have taken them before or not. Here are a couple of important ones that can ensure you remain on the right side of the law:
It improves your driving skills
This is the most obvious benefit but it also works for those who already know how to drive. Today more and more drivers are distracted on the road and many fail to understand new stop signs. If you are one of them then taking those lessons again might pay off big time. They can even save your life one day besides refreshing your memory regarding basic traffic signs and traffic laws.
Many times new laws are passed that you might overlook or fail to understand. For example, there is a Move Over law in Texas which states that drivers need to change lanes to allow the police to pass them and provide safe clearance. These have to be implemented in daily driving habits no matter what and failure to do so can result in hefty fines and even jail time.
Improves driving records
Your good driving record is at risk if you violate a traffic law even if you didn’t know about it. Depending on what the court and state allows, going to traffic school can allow you to offset several points which might endanger your traffic record otherwise.
The benefit is particularly helpful since insurance companies use this record to determine your rates and a single violation can increase your insurance premiums significantly. If you enroll in traffic school, you can prevent this from happening altogether.
If you violated traffic laws or were in a car accident that you caused, you might gain more points that will make your license a liability. If the judge sentences you to take driving lessons, it’s because he/she wants to reduce your sentence and give you a chance to make things right. They might do this if they think you are a danger to yourself and others on the road.
You get insurance benefits
The worst you drive, the higher the insurance cost you incur. The reason is simple – the insurance company will hike its prices for clients they think are high risk and have a potential for damage. Once that insurance rate rises, lowering it is not going to be easy or fast. Taking driving classes can help you remove points that were already in your license and if they accumulate, your license might be suspended.
Driving school can prevent that from happening as the points decrease and it can decrease your insurance rates as well besides eliminating premium increases.
Attorney Javier Marcos has been representing clients in court who are victims of traffic accidents for years. We can help you recover the damages you deserve from the offending party as soon as possible. Just give us a call by dialing 713.999.4444 for a free consultation. This includes determining who was at fault and ensuring they pay for damages.