NEWS ALERT: Have you received a speeding ticket? Now you can remove speeding ticket points from your driving record with the DriveSafe Online Tennessee Defensive Driving course.


Dismiss a ticket or get an insurance discount.

Approved by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security

Only $2495

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4-Hour Course

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No Course Timers

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You’re mobile and so is our course. Enjoy the most engaging online defensive driving course on your favorite tablet anytime, anywhere.

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No risk. We promise your money back if you use our course for an insurance discount but are unable to save with the course completion certificate.

Our Tennessee Online Traffic School Course Features:

  • State of Tennessee approved content
  • Court-accepted ticket dismissal
  • Auto insurance premiums discount
  • No course timers
  • 99% passing rate on first attempt
  • Certificate available immediately after completion
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Only $24.95 with NO hidden fees

Complete the Tennessee Online Defensive Driving Course in Shortest Time Allowed

Tennessee law requires online defensive drivers courses to be at least 4 hours in length. The DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving course is based on the Tennessee Comprehensive Driver License Manual, so you see essential information outlined by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS). No more and no less.

We created our Tennessee online driver safety course with you in mind. Quick to access and easy to use.

The mobile-friendly design includes ZERO content timers, so you control your pace through the material. Begin the course on your home computer and finish on your tablet or smartphone. The course tracks your progress. Start and stop as much as you want without missing any content.

Enjoy the Most Engaging Online Traffic School Course in Tennessee

DriveSafe Online® is unique because it features short bite-sized videos. Like a playlist for defensive driver training. Move seamlessly from one video to the next to learn about driving-related laws, regulations, techniques and best practices. The video library menu makes it easy to replay a specific movie.

Enjoy high-quality video with in-car and drone footage demonstrating key defensive driving techniques. Improve safe-driving decisions with interactive scenarios. And use helpful review quizzes to prepare you for the certification assessment.

Discover how our course is unlike any other online defensive driving course. We believe you’ll agree that DriveSafe Online® is the most engaging online traffic school class available today.

Tennessee defensive driving course that can save you money on your auto insurance premium.

Did you know?

Using DriveSafe Online to dismiss a traffic ticket can save you hundreds of dollars in auto insurance rate increases.

Remove Speeding Ticket Points From Your License

Did You Receive a Letter from the Tennessee Department of Safety? You Qualify for Point Reduction!

Tennessee law now allows drivers to remove driving record points with a DriveSafe Online Tennessee traffic school course. Just follow these steps:

  1. If you receive a letter from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security regarding a speeding violation, you are eligible to remove up to five points from your driving record. Read the letter for details explaining options and requirements.
  2. Register to take our state-approved DriveSafe Online Tennessee Defensive Driving course. Voted “Best Overall Online Defensive Driving Course.”
  3. Complete the course and pass the final exam. Nearly 100% of our users pass the test on their first attempt, so you are almost guaranteed to pass!
  4. Get your completion certificate. Immediately after you successfully complete the course, your certificate will be sent directly to your email inbox. Print and send a copy of the certificate to Tennessee authorities to verify that you completed the course:


Financial Responsibility Section
P.O. Box 945
Nashville, TN 37202-0945



Keep in mind that you have limited time to complete the course. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will not grant an extension of time. Be sure to register early so you have plenty of time to submit your course completion certificate before the deadline.

Don’t miss your chance to clean up your driving record.


Tennessee Online Driving School

Take Advantage of the Tennessee Driver Money-Back Guarantee

Our customer review score is exceptional. We’re proud that DriveSafe Online® is the #1 choice for Tennessee drivers interested in dismissing traffic tickets and saving money on car insurance.

We want to earn your trust and satisfaction. That’s why we offer a no-risk money-back guarantee. If you complete the DriveSafe Online® Defensive Driving course to qualify for insurance savings, and your insurance company denies you a safe driving discount, we will refund your registration payment. It’s that simple.

Enjoy the Benefits of the Best State Approved Tennessee Traffic School Course Including:

• 100% mobile friendly
• Fully narrated video and animation with closed captioning
• Refreshed and improved road knowledge and driving skills
• Unique in-car and drone video for real-world perspectives
• Practice quizzes to prepare you for the completion test
• Intelligent bookmarking so you can start and stop without missing content
• Completion certificate available immediately after passing the final exam
• Only $24.95 with NO hidden fees


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take drivers ed online in Tennessee?

Teen drivers in Tennessee are required to take in-person driver’s education courses in order to obtain a Tennessee driver’s license. However, online defensive driving courses, including the DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving course, can be used by residents of all ages to possibly earn an insurance discount. Check with your insurer to determine your eligibility.

Additionally, the DriveSafe Online Tennessee course works well as a study guide. Teen drivers can use the course to prepare for their written test and possibly earn their license sooner.

How long is the Tennessee online defensive driving school?

Tennessee law sets a minimum duration of four hours for online defensive driving courses. DriveSafe Online courses are the shortest courses allowed by Tennessee law. With our easy bookmarking, you can break this up into multiple sessions, or you can cruise through in one sitting.

How do I know if I’m eligible for Tennessee online traffic school?

Almost any Tennessee driver in good standing can take the DriveSafe Online Tennessee Defensive Driving course to obtain an insurance discount. Make sure a defensive driving discount is available through your insurance company and check your eligibility with your insurer prior to registering for the course.

For court requirements, the DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving course (which is approved by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security) may be used to dismiss a ticket if the judge in your case allows it. Prior to registering for the course, contact the court in the jurisdiction where the ticket was issued for approval.

If you are approved, simply complete the course successfully, provide the court with your certificate of completion, and pay any applicable court fees to have the citation dismissed before it appears on your driving record.


What is the best online defensive driving course in Tennessee?

DriveSafe Online was named “Best Overall Online Defensive Driving Course” by Investopedia, a leading source of business and financial information.

This honor specifically called out the following factors leading to being named the best in the industry:

  • Reasonable pricing
  • Multiple course options
  • Nationwide availability
  • Outstanding customer service

How long does a defensive driving discount last?

In Tennessee, a defensive driving insurance discount may be valid for up to three years. Duration of the discount can vary from provider to provider. Check with your insurance agent to see if your insurance company offers a defensive driving discount and how long your savings will last. The answer will also let you know when you should retake the safe driver course to maintain your discount.

The DriveSafe Online driver improvement program is approved by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, so it can also help you keep a clean driving record. Traffic tickets can lead to higher insurance premiums. With permission from the court, you can use our course completion certificate to dismiss a citation before it appears on your record. Maximize your savings by registering for the DriveSafe Online Tennessee course today.

How to get your defensive driver insurance discount in Tennessee:

1. Contact Your Insurance Agent
Online traffic school classes are popular with many insurance companies because they help create safer drivers. Safer drivers typically have fewer accidents and claims to file, which can save insurance companies money. Ask your insurance agent about available discounts for completing the DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving program.

2. Pass the DriveSafe Online Tennessee Defensive Driving Course

Complete the online registration form to unlock the full list of course features. You get access to multimedia, practice quizzes/final assessment and the course completion certificate for one affordable price.

3. Get Your Tennessee Defensive Driver Completion Certificate

Your authorized defensive driver course completion certification is available by email immediately after you pass the final assessment. You also have the option to send the completion certificate directly to your insurance agent who can begin processing your new insurance discount.

How Do I Get a Tennessee Driver’s License?

The CLASS D License is the regular driver license required to operate a passenger vehicle in Tennessee. To qualify for a CLASS D License, you must:

    • be at least 16 years of age
    • pass a vision test
    • pass a knowledge test
    • complete a driving test

If you are under the age of 18, you must apply for a CLASS PD Learner Permit. This license allows you to drive a passenger vehicle under specific conditions. For example, you must drive during certain hours and only with a licensed adult 21 years or older. You must collect enough hours behind the wheel to get the experience necessary to earn your CLASS D license.

To qualify for a CLASS PD Learner Permit, you must:

  • be at least 15 years of age
  • pass a vision test
  • pass a knowledge test

How Can I Access the Tennessee Driver’s manual?

All the information you need to pass the written DMV test can be found in the Tennessee Comprehensive Driver License Manual. You should review the content before you take the written test or practice road skills.

How Do I Renew My Tennessee Driver’s License?

Tennessee Driver’s Licenses expire every 8 years for drivers older than 21 years of age. If you fail to renew your license on or before the expiration date, you are no longer allowed to operate a motor vehicle until you receive your new license. So, it’s important that you pay attention to the due date to avoid losing your driving privileges.

Visit a Driver Service Center that processes renewals to update your license. You may also be able to skip the lines at the DMV and renew your license online or by mail. Check the TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security website for driver license renewal options and information.

Keep in mind you must visit a Driver Service Center in person the first time you renew your license.

Tennessee Driver Services Centers

TN Driver Services Centers provide a wealth of DMV-related services at locations throughout the state. Be aware that there are different types of stations offering specific services. Know which stations offer the services you need before you visit the center.

Type of Driver Services Centers:

Full Service Station – Provides driver license issuance, vision testing and knowledge and skills testing.

Express Station – Provides duplicate license and license renewal services only.

Driver License Reinstatement Center – Provides services for drivers who have had their driving privileges revoked or suspended.

Find the Nearest Tennessee Driver Services Center

Visit the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security website for a complete list of Driver Service Centers. Search by location and quickly review helpful information including:

  • services provided
  • address
  • hours of operation
  • contact information

Documents to Take to the Tennessee Driver Services Center

You must be able to prove your identity no matter which service you need. Typically, you are required to bring proof of your U.S. citizenship, Tennessee residency and Social Security number. Keep in mind that photocopies of these documents are not accepted.
Visit the TN Driver Services website for detailed information about required documentation.

Can I get My Ticket Dismissed in Tennessee?

Yes! Numerous Tennessee courts accept the DriveSafe Online completion certificate for ticket dismissal.

If you receive a ticket for a traffic violation, a judge may grant you permission to take a 4-hour online driver education course to dismiss that citation before it appears on your driving record.

Our Tennessee defensive driving course is fully-approved by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) to dismiss your ticket. Check with your court to see if your case qualifies. When you contact your court, be sure to have your traffic ticket information available, including the ticket number, date and violation.

Once you have permission to take our course, simply sign up, successfully complete it and return your certificate of completion to the courthouse as instructed by the court.

How do I get a speeding ticket off my record in Tennessee?

If you receive a speeding ticket in Tennessee, the judge overseeing your case may grant you permission to take an online course to dismiss the citation. This will keep your driving record clean and may keep your insurance rates from rising.

First, you will need to check with your court to make sure that your case qualifies to take an online course for ticket dismissal. Provide the court with your traffic ticket number, date, and the specific type of violation.

After receiving permission to take the DriveSafe Online Tennessee Defensive Driving course, which is approved by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security (TDOSHS), register for the course, complete it successfully, provide your certificate of completion as instructed by the court, and pay any applicable court fees.

How many mph over is reckless driving in TN?

In Tennessee, a speed of 30 mph over the posted limit elevates an infraction from speeding to reckless driving. While speeding is considered a minor infraction, reckless driving is a Class B misdemeanor under Tennessee law. Possible penalties for reckless driving include fines, driving record points, and jail time. Multiple reckless driving convictions can result in suspension of your driver’s license.

Tennessee Point System

The Driver Improvement Section of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security tracks the driving performance of TN drivers. Drivers who accumulate 12 or more points on their record within a 12-month period could have their driving privileges suspended.

One of the most common traffic violations is speeding. Drivers caught speeding in Tennessee will have the following points added to their driving record:

1 Point – 1 to 5 mph over posted speed limit
3 Points – 6 to 15 mph over posted speed limit
4 Points – 16 to 25 mph over posted speed limit
8 Points – 46+ mph over posted speed limit

A driver who collects at least 12 points may be granted the opportunity to complete an approved defensive driving course to avoid suspension or reduce suspension duration. However, Tennessee does not allow points to be removed from driving records.

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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 hundreds of thousands 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.

Your Road to Savings

Using DriveSafe Online to dismiss a traffic ticket can save you hundreds of dollars in auto insurance rate increases.