Frequently asked questions and answers about A1 Defensive Driving School of VA and our driver improvement courses. If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us.


Q: Who is A1 Defensive Driving School for?

  • Court directed individuals
  • DMV directed individuals
  • Volunteers
  • Corporate employees
  • DMV suspended

Q: What’s the result if I take the defensive driving course?

  • Education and updated information to help you drive defensively
  • + 5 driving points for DMV directed & volunteer students
  • Court directed students get a reduction or dismissal of the ticket
  • Potential auto insurance discounts may be awarded
  • Reinstatement of your driving privileges

Q: What’s the cost for A1 driver improvement class?
A: Please see the registration page for prices.

Q: What form of payments are accepted?
A: We accept credit card payment via online class registration.

Q: What dates are the defensive driving courses offered?
A: Courses are offered each month on a Saturday. See our class schedule.

Q: How do I sign up?
A: Register online for our driver improvement course.

Q: Must a parent attend?
A: No, but if you need some extra driver safety points on your driving record then what better way to spend time with your child?

Q: How reputable is your company?
A: We are the first established defensive driving school in Charlottesville. We are DMV certified and have processed over 10,000 students since 1994.

Q: Do the classes ever fill up?
A: Yes. Classes fill quickly. So register now to reserve a place in class.

Q: Do you ever cancel classes?
A: We’ve been in business since 1994 and only canceled 3 classes due to snow. If weather’s an issue, please call our 24 hour information hotline at (434) 293-5377 the day before class or check the website for updates.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Valid photo ID, payment, and a good attitude!

Q: What time does class start. Do we get a lunch break?
A: Class starts at 8:00 am, ends at 4:30 pm, and lunch break is at noon.

Q: What is the best way to get in touch with the owner?
A: Use our contact form. If you need urgent attention, please send a TEXT ONLY to (252) 256-1928. We’ll reply ASAP.

Approved and Certified by Virginia DMV