Tennessee 8 Hour Traffic School


8 Hour Course

Approved By: Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security

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Drivers who've committed serious violations and have been ordered by a court to take an eight-hour Traffic School may complete this course to dismiss their ticket.

This state-approved, online version of Traffic School brings a unique, engaging approach to every topic required by the state for Traffic School.

Using a mixture of video, illustrations, and slides, the class gives students all the basic tools they need to be safer drivers and avoid any future tickets, crashes, or traffic-related financial losses.

The Traffic School contains the following, and much more:

  • Principles of Defensive Driving
  • Preparing Yourself and Your Vehicle to Drive
  • Techniques to Tame Emotions and Driving Behavior
  • Driving Conditions
  • Sharing the Road
  • Safe Driving Habits
  • How to Avoid a Crash
  • How to Respond to an Emergency
  • Distracted Driving Situations and Responses
  • Relevant Traffic Laws

Once you complete the course, you must submit your certificate of competion to the court so they can dismiss your ticket as if it never happened.

This course does not fulfill the requirement to take an eight-hour Driver Improvement Course, which must be completed in a classroom to avoid license suspension. It is specifically geared towards those who are approved to take their court-ordered eight-hour Traffic School online.

    • Lesson 1 Intro & Principles of Defensive Driving; Preparation-1 Vehicle Maintenance; Vehicle Safety Mechanisms [5 Activities]
      • 01. 8-Hour Tennessee Traffic School Online Class
      • 02. How the Class Is Organized
      • 03. Principles of Defensive Driving
      • 04. Defensive Driving Tool #1 Preparation
      • 05. Occupant Safety & Vehicle Safety Mechanisms
    • Lesson 2 Preparation-2 Stress & Anger, DUI, Novice & Older Drivers [5 Activities]
      • 01. The Choices We Make
      • 02. Psychological Preparation
      • 03. Consequences of a DUI
      • 04. Techniques for Avoiding Drinking and Driving
      • 05. Challenges for Novice Drivers and Older Drivers
    • Lesson 3 (Anticipation) Traffic Signals & Signs, Multi-Lane Roads, Space Cushion, Stopping Distance [3 Activities]
      • 01. Anticipation
      • 02. Defensive Driving Tool #2 Anticipation, Part 1
      • 03. Defensive Driving Tool #2 Anticipation, Part 2
    • Lesson 4 (Anticipation) Scanning, Road Conditions, Who’s on the Road & Sharing the Road [6 Activities]
      • 01. Defensive Driving Tool #2 Anticipation, Part 3
      • 02. Whos on the Road?
      • 03. Anticipation When Driving Conditions Are Beyond Your Control (Weather, Traffic, and Road Conditions)
      • 04. Driving Responsibly
      • 05. Sharing the Road
      • 06. Review of Material and a Look Ahead
    • Lesson 5 (Response) Safe Driving Habits, Right-of-Way, Speeding & Tailgating [5 Activities]
      • 01. Defensive Driving Tool #3 Response
      • 02. Safe Driving Habits
      • 03. What is Right-of-Way?
      • 04. Right-of-Way, Speeding, and Tailgating
      • 05. Good Driving Habits
    • Lesson 6 (Response) Blind Spots, Emergencies, Distracted & Drowsy Driving, What to Do If You’re Pulled Over [4 Activities]
      • 01. Blind Spots
      • 02. Defensive Driving Tool #3 Response, Part 2
      • 03. Defensive Driving Tool #3 Response, Part 3
      • 04. Guidelines for Best Behavior During Traffic Stops
    • Lesson 7 Defensive Driving in the Real World, Aggressive Driving/Road Rage, Speed & Force of Impact, How to Avoid a Crash & Deadly Choices vs Healthy Habits [7 Activities]
      • 01. Defensive Driving in the Real World
      • 02. Applied Defensive Driving
      • 03. What Happens in a Crash, Part 1
      • 04. Applied Defensive Driving Crash Dynamics
      • 05. What Happens in a Crash, Part 2
      • 06. Applied Defensive Driving What Happens in a Crash (Crash Dynamics)
      • 07. Deadly Choices & Healthy Habits
    • Lesson 8 Know Your Traffic Laws [5 Activities]
      • 01. Know Your Traffic Laws
      • 02. Know Your Traffic Laws, Part 1
      • 03. The Move Over Law
      • 04. Know Your Traffic Laws, Part 3
      • 05. Conclusion to the Class
    • TN 8 Hour Traffic School Final (50 questions)
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio

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Rob Robison is the Subject Matter Expert for At Your Pace Online’s Driver Safety courses. He has a Bachelors degree from Master’s College and spent 37 years in the oil industry, traveling throughout the West. He has driven, in his words, “a million miles” on all types of roads, from dirt tracks to L.A. freeways. It was during these years that he developed a true respect for the privilege of driving and came to understand the need and value for safe driving education. Being exposed to highway conditions both on a motorcycle and in autos and other vehicles gave him valuable lessons in traffic safety. Rob holds a teaching certificate from the state of Arizona for Driver Safety, as well as multiple state course presentations for At your Pace Online Driver Safety.