Washington DC Online Defensive Driving Course & Traffic School

Easy to Pass. Discount on Auto Insurance. No Hidden Fees.

ONLY $24.95

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1-Hour Course

Most drivers use the 1-hour version to get their defensive driving discount

6-Hour Course

Choose the 6-hour version to meet specific insurance or court requirements

No Hidden Fees

Course registration, completion certificate, great customer service – one affordable price.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion, receive a certificate of completion immediately via email.


No Course Timers

Complete the Washington, D.C. online defensive driving course in the shortest time allowed with no course timers.

Auto Insurance Discount

Check with your insurance agent to see if you’re eligible for a defensive driver discount on your auto insurance.

Enjoy Key DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving Course Advantages:

  • Stay safe from home—100% online
  • Best content—Lowest price—Greatest value
  • Mobile friendly design
  • One price means no hidden fees
  • Pause/Stop/Start controls to fit your schedule
  • Certificate emailed immediately upon completion
  • May be completed in more than one session
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Only $24.95 with no hidden fees

The Most Engaging Washington, D.C. Online Defensive Driving Courses

When it’s time to refresh your knowledge of traffic laws and improve your driving skills, you won’t find a better option. Our driver improvement courses bring you a fresh look at driving..We’ll help you navigate the rules of the road while learning new tips and techniques to ensure that you’re driving safely.

High-Quality Video and Animations

Our courses include full-screen video with animated graphics to emphasize key information. Original in-car and drone videos are unique to our courses and give you a fresh perspective on defensive driving techniques. These features give you a new way to see driving situations and road hazards to better understand how to respond appropriately.

Interactive Scenarios

Learn how to anticipate, identify, and react in risky situations – without the risk. We’ll show you tips and tricks for defensive driving and help you understand how to follow traffic laws.

Practice Quizzes

Practice quizzes in each chapter will help you prepare for the final exam. Our production team researches and presents the content you need to know to pass the driver improvement course and become a safer driver.

Learn how to follow traffic laws, prevent accidents, and avoid traffic tickets with the best Washington, D.C. traffic school available. 

Take Our Course on Your Schedule

Cruise through our Washington, D.C. Online Traffic School at the speed that works best for you. Complete the course in one sitting or take several days to complete the program. The choice is yours.

Start/Pause/Stop/Start. Anytime you need a break, our easy bookmarking feature lets you pick up where you left off without repeating any content. And with no course timers, you can complete the course on your own schedule. We put you in the driver’s seat!



DriveSafe Online can save you hundreds of dollars on your Mississippi car insurance


DriveSafe Online’s Washington, D.C. Defensive Driving Courses can save you hundreds of dollars on your auto insurance. The savings last for three years once you complete the course.

Can you afford to wait?

DriveSafe Online is mobile friendly

DriveSafe Online May Help with Your Traffic Ticket

If you have received a traffic ticket, you may be eligible to have it dismissed simply by passing a DriveSafe Online course and paying any required fines. Start by asking the court where your ticket was issued if you qualify. Keep in mind that laws and regulations regarding the use of online defensive driving courses can vary from court to court. Before you take any online driving course, be sure to ask the court contact handling your traffic violation if the course meets their requirements for ticket dismissal, deferral, or diversion.

See What Others are Saying

Don’t just take our word that we offer the best online accident prevention course! Hear from our many satisfied customers. And if you sign up for our course and have a concern, you can always reach out to our live customer support to resolve your issue. We designed this course with your needs in mind, because we want you to be our next satisfied customer – and we want you to tell your friends!

Rest Assured with Our Money-Back Guarantee

We’re so sure you’ll get what you need out of our course, that we offer a money-back guarantee. If you complete our course for a defensive driving discount and are unable to receive one from your insurance provider, you’ll get a full refund of your course fee. Always check with your agent beforehand to make sure your insurance company offers a defensive driving discount and that you are eligible for savings.


You Will Love These Washington, D.C. Defensive Driving Program Benefits:

  • 24/7 online access for flexible and convenient learning
  • Easy to see full-screen video for hassle-free viewing
  • Interactive exercises to gauge your driving skills
  • Smart bookmarking so you won’t repeat content
  • Easy to complete exam with 99% passing rate on first attempt
  • Live chat customer support for prompt assistance
  • Refresh and improve your safe driving skills
  • 99% pass rate on first attempt
  • Certificate emailed to you immediately upon passing the final test
  • Get the best value online! Receive all video course content, all practice quizzes, the final exam, and your completion certificate for only $24.95

Frequently Asked Questions:

Getting a Washington, D.C. Driver License

New Drivers

Teenagers who reside in the District and are at least 16 years old can apply for a learner’s permit. Applicants must pass vision screening and knowledge tests and provide documentation that proves identity, residency, and eligibility. Applicants who are granted the learner’s permit can only drive with supervision between the hours of 6:00 am and 9:00 pm.

After holding the learner’s permit for at least 6 months and reaching the age of 17, District drivers who have not admitted to, been liable for, or been convicted of an offense for which points can be assessed to their driving record are eligible to apply for a provisional license.

Provisional license applicants must provide a signed form certifying night driving skills practice of at least 10 hours while accompanied by a driver who is 21 years old or older and who has a valid full driver license. A road skills test must be passed before the provisional license will be issued.

The final stage of the D.C. graduated licensing program is the full license. Applicants must be at least 17 years old and have held a provisional license for a minimum of six months. Until the driver reaches the age of 18, there are restrictions and conditions placed on the full license. Once the driver reaches 18, the restrictions and conditions are removed.

Washington, D.C. License Renewal

Washington, D.C. drivers will receive a renewal notice 60 days prior to their license expiration. This notification may be provided by email or text if the driver has opted into those services. DC DMV offers renewal in person, by mail, or online.

Drivers 70 years or older must renew their driver license in person by visiting a DC DMV service center and providing a medical and vision report form completed by their medical practitioner.

If you are eligible for online renewal, you can visit the DC DMV website to complete your transaction. If you plan to renew in person, visit the list of DMV Service Centers to find the location nearest you.

Washington, D.C. REAL ID

Beginning October 1st, 2021, a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license will be necessary to board domestic flights and access federal property, such as military bases and some government buildings.

Washington, D.C. began converting all licenses and IDs to REAL IDs in 2014. There are no additional fees for a REAL ID.

How to Get a Washington, D.C. Insurance Discount

Auto insurance companies may offer a defensive driving discount to eligible Washington, D.C. drivers. The terms and amount of savings may vary from provider to provider. Please contact your insurance company to find out if you are eligible to submit our course completion certificate for a discount on your insurance rates.

Washington, D.C. DMV

The Washington, D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the official government office that provides Washington, D.C. driver’s licenses and identification cards. Whether you’ve earned your first driver’s license, need to renew your existing license, or you simply have questions about Washington, D.C. traffic laws and regulations, the DC DMV is the resource for all your driver-related needs.

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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 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.

Your Road to Savings

Defensive driver education can reduce your insurance premium up to 10%. Are you ready to save money?