A1 Defensive Driving School is the original #1 rated driver improvement course in Charlottesville, VA. Approved by the Virginia DMV since 1994 we’ve helped over 11,000 students.

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.

Good news! Our open door walk-in policy for the A1 Driver Improvement Class is available again. The walk-in class fee is $80 (CASH ONLY). You can save money by registering early online.

Next Class: Saturday 02/19/22 at 8AM
Register Early for Discount

Get immediate credit & FAST 24-HOUR DMV PROCESSING. All Court Directed Students must present a copy of their court letter to instructor at the beginning of class.

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 and Certified by the 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.