SOUTH CAROLINA ONLINE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSES
Easy to Pass. Car Insurance Discount / Dismiss a Ticket. Full-Screen Video.
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Most drivers use the 1-hour version to get their defensive driving discount
Choose the 4-hour course if required by your insurance company or court
No Hidden Fees
Never had them. Never will. Our simple pricing means you get access to the full video course and completion certificate for one low price.
Certificate of Completion
Your certificate is emailed immediately after completing the course. Keep a digital copy for your records.
You’re mobile and so is our course. Enjoy the most engaging online driver improvement program on your favorite mobile device anytime, anywhere.
No risk. We promise your money back if you use our course for an auto insurance discount and are unable to save with our course certificate.
Our South Carolina Defensive Driving Courses Feature:
- Controls to pause and start again as needed
- Unbeatable passing rate – 99% pass on their first try
- Save on your insurance or your money back
- May qualify for a ticket dismissal if allowed by your court.
- Immediate access to digital completion certificate
- Only $24.95 without any hidden fees
You Set the Pace
DriveSafe Online’s Defensive Driving Courses put you in the driver’s seat. You pick the pace. Start and stop when you want. No timers in sight. This helps you make the most of your time. And you know what they say: time is money.
Our courses look sleek on all devices. This means you can watch our full-screen videos from any computer, tablet, or phone.
DriveSafe Online safe driver classes have built-in content breaks. This makes our valuable training fit easily into your schedule. Your progress and stopping points are tracked, so you never have to repeat content.
Experience the Best South Carolina Online Defensive Driving Course
The DriveSafe Online South Carolina defensive driving course was designed just for you.
Other defensive driving courses can feel like a month of Sundays. With us there are no giant walls of tiny text to read. No hunting for buttons. We make course material clear and easy.
Every DriveSafe Online course gives you beautifully produced videos that include both in-car and drone footage. These immersive features bring the courses to life. Lively animations highlight key information. Activities with interactive scenarios target important driving techniques teach you to drive safely. And clear navigation tools simplify your journey through engaging and informative content.
DriveSafe Online’s South Carolina Defensive Driving Courses can save you hundreds of dollars on your auto insurance annually. The savings last for three years once you complete the course.
Can you afford to wait?
Our South Carolina Money-Back Guarantee Has You Covered
We are certain that our safe driving courses will satisfy your needs. That’s why we offer a full money-back guarantee. If your auto insurance company does not accept our completion certificate to reduce your rate, we will fully refund the price of your course. No risk. Only reward! Slim down your wallet while becoming a safer driver.
Did you know that DriveSafe Online includes the completion certificate for free? On top of charging extra for audio and video features, our competitors often charge extra for your completion certificate. Why pay more to save money? It just doesn’t make sense!
Check Out These South Carolina Online Defensive Driving Course Perks:
- Completely mobile-friendly courses
- Fully animated and closed-captioned narrated videos
- The most current safe driving information
- Eye-catching video with in-car and birds-eye views
- Practice quizzes help you monitor your progress
- Final exam with high passing rate
- Smart bookmarks – take a break without losing your progress
- Brush up on your safe-driving skills
- 24/7 access to high-quality online video content
- Automatically delivered completion certificate
- Affordable price of $24.95 – no surprise fees
From Columbia to Charleston to Greenville-Spartanburg… we have South Carolina covered!
Frequently Asked Questions
- South Carolina Auto Insurance Discount
- Ticket Dismissal in South Carolina
- South Carolina DMV Locations
- Getting or Replacing Your South Carolina Driver’s License
How can I get my car insurance discount?
1) Check with your insurance agent
Lower insurance premiums…that has a nice ring to it. Online driver improvement programs appeal to many insurance companies. Why? Informed drivers are safer drivers. Safer drivers save themselves and their insurance providers money. Ask your agent if finishing a DriveSafe Online insurance reduction course will earn you a discounted premium rate. Requirements vary per company, so ask which course is right for you.
2) Complete the DriveSafe Online South Carolina Defensive Driving Course
Registration and login couldn’t be easier. Our courses are designed for all screens. On your desktop? Your tablet? Your phone? No problem. You can pause and continue your course as often as you need to without fear of losing your progress. When and where you work on the course is entirely up to you with the 24/7 online access.
3) Give your agent the course completion certificate
During your initial registration, you can opt to have your certificate immediately emailed directly to you and to your agent when you pass the course. No waiting for snail mail. No extra charges for the certificate you’ve earned. No hassles.
What will I save on auto insurance?
The savings will vary depending your policy. Ask your agent for details.
Imagine all the things you can do with your newly found money. Check out Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach? Tee off at the famed Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort? Or grab some shrimp and grits in Charleston?
Can I get my traffic ticket dismissed in South Carolina?
Sometimes traffic school or a defensive driving course is court ordered. South Carolina courts may allow you to use a DriveSafe Online completion certificate i to dismiss your ticket and to keep points off your record.
Court requirements vary. The first step is to ask your court if this process applies to your case. Be sure to have all information related to your ticket ready: date, violation, ticket number.
After the court grants you permission to take our course for point reduction: sign up, breeze through our bite-sized interactive videos, and pass the test. Follow the court’s instructions on how to turn in the completion certificate you’ve earned. It’s just that easy!
Points System in South Carolina
If you fail to observe traffic laws in South Carolina, you may accumulate points against your driving record. A driver who collects 12 points or more can face a suspension of their driving privileges.
Different violations yield different consequences. The easiest way to see where you stand is to use the Driver Record Points Summary tool on the SCDMV website. Here you can see how many points you’ve accumulated against your license.
Seeking your first driver’s license? Ready to renew your license? Need to complete a written driving test? From Abbeville to Columbia to Florence, you will find Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) locations across South Carolina. Use the “Find a Location” tool on the South Carolina DMV website to find the most convenient location for you. You can also see the services offered, wait times, and hours of operation for each location.
DriveSafe Online courses make excellent preparation for both the written and road tests. They are also a perfect review for experienced drivers. Defensive driving is the best way to keep the roads safe for everyone.
Be sure to review the South Carolina Driver’s Manual to ensure that your knowledge of driver requirements and state laws are current.
New Permits and Licenses
If you are 15-18 years old and seeking a beginner’s permit, you can visit your local DMV with:
- Your birth certificate
- Your Social Security card
- 2 proofs of your current address (see the “United States Citizens’ Checklist” form)
- A parent or guardian who has a picture ID (see the “Consent for Minor” form)
Be prepared to pass the vision and knowledge tests. You can take a practice test on the SCDMV website.
After one of the following criteria is met, the SCDMV will notify you that you have full driving privileges:
- Turned 17
- Held Conditional or Special Restricted license one year with a traffic violation
Replacing and Renewing Licenses
Remember to report a lost or stolen license to the police. You can request a new one directly on the SCDMV website.
If you need to renew an expired or soon to be expired license, the easiest way is online. You must meet all requirements listed on the SCDMV website to take advantage of this convenient option. You can also renew by mail or in person.
REAL ID in South Carolina
The REAL ID Act means that states must observe minimum security standards when issuing driver’s licenses and ID cards. SC has made these multi-purpose IDs available for no additional charge. You only need a REAL ID for:
- Boarding a domestic flight
- Accessing a federal building
- Entering a military facility
You don’t need a REAL ID for:
- Going to the Post Office
- Receiving federal benefits
You must present the following documents to get your REAL ID:
- Proof of identify (birth certificate or current passport)
- Proof of Social Security number (Social Security card or a W2)
- Two proofs of current SC address (current SC license or ID or a recent utility bill)
- Proof of any legal name changes (marriage or divorce license)
25 Years of Training Experience
DriveSafe Online® defensive driving courses are developed by the same award-winning eLearning team trusted by top companies around the world to train millions of people.
Some of our clients and partners include Oracle, Hyatt, Cessna, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo and Georgia-Pacific. We have been creating online courses since 1994. In fact, we helped develop many innovative standards you see in online courses today.
Simply put, we know what it takes to create online courses that are interesting, fun to take and actually help you learn.
Our work has earned multiple awards for:
- Best content
- Best advance in technology
- Best innovation
Now our team is focused on revolutionizing online driver education.
DriveSafe Online courses merge unique graphics and animations, interactive scenarios with narrated stories and video demonstrations—including in-car and drone footage—to deliver safe driving information like no other online defensive driving course available today.
Our mission is to develop a better way to help you:
- Save money on your auto insurance
- Meet court-ordered driver improvement plans
- Dismiss traffic tickets or reduce points
- Reinforce your driver road knowledge
- Become a safer driver
The way we see it, we all share the same streets and highways. If we each take the time to do our part to understand driving laws and regulations, improve our driving performance, and be courteous to other drivers, the roads will be safer for everyone to enjoy.
Drive smart. Drive confident. And always, DriveSafe.