One of the most common things customers ask us is this:
“The court says I need to take
a ‘driving safety course,'
but all I find is
‘defensive driving classes.'
What's up with that?”
Oh, those lawyers: they have different names for everything.
Like the French.
The simple fact is that a “driving safety course” and a “defensive driving course” are the same thing. Everyone calls it “defensive driving” except for judges and attorneys who call it “driving safety.”
The change from calling what Comedy Guys does “driving safety” instead of “defensive driving” is coming from the Texas state agencies that regulate us and other driving safety school. It began when we were governed by the Texas Education Agency, and it continues under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR to its friends).
So we say “driving safety” to keep them happy, but we also say “defensive driving” because that's what our customers understand.
But if you're looking to meet a court's requirements to get a ticket dismissed, they're the same thing.
As far as
Actually, there is a more subtle difference if you're interested in something more fundamental than satisfying a court.
In a larger sense, “driving safety” is the entire idea of being safe while driving, all the attitudes and knowledge and skills that make any one driver safer when they're behind the wheel.
If you look at it this way, “defensive driving” — the strategies and techniques wise drivers use to stay out of dangerous situations when they can and deal with them when they must — is just one aspect of this bigger picture.
(Of course, most people just want to make the court happy and get their ticket dismissed. I included all that “bigger picture” stuff to make the pedantic jerk in our office happy.)
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