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One of the most important factors in driving safely is knowledge about the dangers associated with it.  Part of gaining that knowledge is understanding the dangers that drugs and alcohol pose to the driving task to not only protect yourself but all of your passengers.

The best way to learn the information you need to know is to enroll in a drug and alcohol driving awareness program. Here at Ticket School, we offer drug and alcohol courses that are entirely online. This means you can take the courses whenever and wherever you have access to the internet. We offer a convenient learning environment to keep drivers like you interested and engaged with the course curriculum.

Have questions about a drug and alcohol driving course? Here are answers to 5 of the most frequently asked questions.

1. Are Courses the Same for Each State?

No. Each state has its own unique laws, so we have unique state-specific courses that have been specially tailored to meet that state’s requirements. This ensures that drivers are getting the most up-to-date information when taking a drug and alcohol course and get the proper course completion benefits. For this reason, it’s recommended that drivers take the course for the state that they need.

Ticket School offers state-approved courses for both Florida and Texas.

2. Why Do Drivers Need to Take a Drug & Alcohol Course Through Ticket School?

There are many different reasons for someone to take an online drug and alcohol awareness course. For example, we offer a state approved Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Program (DADAP) for Texas drivers. This course can be taken by those who have been ordered by a court to complete a Texas Alcohol Awareness Course.

In Florida we offer a four-hour Florida drug and alcohol course online known as the Traffic Law Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE). This course is required for any Florida drivers who are applying for their first driver’s license.

The use and application of drug and alcohol awareness courses vary by state and legal circumstance. Before enrolling in a course at Ticket School, we recommend that you first contact the court, your legal representative, or your state requirements to ensure that the course meets your needs.

3. How Long Are the Courses?

The length of a drug and alcohol course depends on state law. For example, the Florida Drug and Alcohol course that we offer is four hours long. On the other hand, our online course for Texas is six hours long. Other states have their own individual requirements and course timeframes.

4. Are Ticket School Courses State-Approved?

Yes! All of the drug and alcohol courses that we offer are approved by the state in which they coincide. Our Florida TLSAE course is approved by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Our Texas drug and alcohol driving awareness program is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), formerly the Texas Education Agency. The course is approved for use by the courts for drug- and alcohol-related offenses or for insurance discounts.

Not only are Ticket School courses state-approved, they also cover state-mandated topics that address the most important topics for each state. We’re the ideal option for anyone who needs to complete a state-approved drug and alcohol awareness course.

Be aware that just because our courses are state-approved and cover state-mandated topics, this doesn’t mean that you can take them without proper approval first, especially when taking the course after a ticket or other court related issue. It is up to the state, courts, and/or the judge to determine which courses apply for your specific situation. Verify course acceptance before enrolling.

5. Can I Take Drug and Alcohol Courses Voluntarily?

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Absolutely! In fact, Ticket School recommends proactive learning for all drivers. We’ve found that young people need and benefit the most from these courses but drivers of all ages and experience can take the course and will learn something new. If you want a refresher on the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, taking one of our state-certified courses will provide the information you need to be a more informed driver.

Depending on your state of residence, taking drug and alcohol courses through Ticket School may also be accepted by your insurance company as a way to lower your monthly auto insurance costs. Contact your agent to see if one of the courses we offer makes you eligible for a discount.

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Now that you know the ins and outs of our state-certified drug and alcohol driving courses, we invite you to enroll today! All of our courses are available online and can be accessed through any internet connected device, including your smartphone.

For questions or to learn more about the online courses that we offer, call our team at (800) 558-9887.