A1 Defensive Driving School is the number one driver improvement course in Virginia. We offer driver improvement clinics certified and approved by Virginia DMV. Since 1994, we’ve helped over 10,000 students. Our driver improvement course is the state and court required eight hour class.

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This is NOT the 3 fail DMV course to get your license.

Next Class: Saturday 05/15/21

You’ll get IMMEDIATE CREDIT & FAST 24 HOUR PROCESSING.

COURT DIRECTED STUDENTS should bring a copy of court letter to class.


Driver improvement classes are held on scheduled Saturdays in Charlottesville, VA. This is NOT the 3 fail DMV course to get your license. Lunch break is at noon and there are plenty of good restaurants nearby. Due to COVID-19 class sizes are limited. Classes fill up quickly, so register early to reserve a spot. Face masks are required. However, there will be plenty of breaks to have some “mask down time”.

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