A-1 Defensive Driving School is the original #1 rated driver improvement course in Charlottesville, VA. Approved by Virginia DMV since 1994 we’ve helped thousands of students improve VA driving records.

Our driver improvement course is the state and court required eight hour class. Improve your Virginia DMV driving record to avoid license suspension or get auto insurance discounts.

Next class is 08/20/22 – Get immediate credit with our FAST 24 hour DMV processing! Register online for only $75 (or walk-in on class day and pay $85 cash)

DMV approved driver improvement class held once a month (8am-4:30pm) on Saturdays in Charlottesville, VA. See class schedule. Lunch break at noon & many good restaurants nearby!

Course content includes topics such as:

  • laws of the road
  • emergency braking and steering
  • alcohol and drugs
  • night driving
  • adverse weather
  • communication

Through the use of videos, workbook exercises, lecture and general discussion, our goal is to provide drivers with the necessary information and updated driving techniques to improve their awareness, skill, and decision making while driving.

The end result for each student participant varies; examples include:

Approved by Virginia DMV

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations (refunds) may be requested up until 48 hours before the class date. The cancellation fee is $5.00 and there will be no refunds within 48 hours of your registered class date.