A Sense of Humor Driving

A Sense of Humor Defensive Driving Course Review

Very few companies have a longer history in Texas defensive driving than A Sense of Humor Driving. They have been helping drivers dismiss tickets and save on insurance since before slapping a “.com” on the end of your company name was a thing.

A Sense of Humor Driving first opened its doors in 1992. They offered a
classroom version of defensive driving featuring lots of games and improv elements that proved extremely popular with the lead-footed public. Word got out that it was possible to actually enjoy yourself in a defensive driving classroom and the company began to grow. In no time at all, A Sense of Humor grew to five classroom locations in Dallas and Tarrant counties, each offering 20+ classes a month.

Then A Sense of Humor Driving Boldly Went Where Few Others Had

In 1997, your humble reviewer joined the A Sense of Humor family. Having taken a number of defensive driving classes in the past for my own ticket dismissal purposes, I was shocked that a company had the nerve to give itself such a name. “A Sense of Humor?!?” I thought. “Ridiculous, because—DEFENSIVE DRIVING!”

Looking for a way to supplement the income from my day job, I gave them a call to determine if, a, were they really funny and, b, were they hiring? I found out a very short time later that the answer to both questions was yes, but not necessarily in that order.

Things were great for about five years, then a little sumpin’ sumpin’ happened. Maybe you’ve heard of it? It was called the internet.

6 hour driving course Texas wasn't easy in the early days thanks to slow internet

Talk began to circulate about how defensive driving might one day be offered online. I just couldn’t see it. Who in their right mind would sit in front of a computer that long? Unfortunately, technological progress marched on and left me behind. Within six months, all the classrooms were gone and I was literally replaced by a computer as A Sense of Humor Defensive Driving morphed into ASenseOfHumorDriving.com.

It’s Always a Plus to be at the Front of the Line

The ASenseOfHumorDriving.com site was a huge success, not because the course was especially good, but because there were so few choices for online defensive driving. If you had signed up then, you would have had to fight through six hours of pages that looked like this:

A Sense of Humor Defensive Driving, the early days
Not that we can really blame them. If you can remember back that far, the whole internet looked pretty much like this.

Sadly, despite their initial success, ASenseofHumorDriving.com lost a great deal of market share as the years went on. Why? Because the site still looked like this well into 2018. While the course contained lots of topical humor when it was written, jokes about celebrities and other public figures who had been been dead, disgraced or otherwise dropped from view for more than a decade just didn’t pack the comedic punch they once did.

New Owners + New Look = Good Defensive Driving News for You!

ASenseOfHumorDriving.com was acquired in April of 2016 and the new owners were anxious to revive the brand. The facelift was slow in coming, but it’s finally here. Who wins? Why you, my “Sorry, officer, I was just trying to make it to work on time” friend.

A Sense of Humor online defensive driving is new and improved
So the mascot’s still a little squirrelly,  but at least his new home is easier on the eyes.

The ASenseOfHumorDriving.com course has always benefited from having an excellent classroom defensive driving course as a part of its DNA. Where it suffered, however, was in translating the spirit of that course into the technology of the online space. Beyond the off-putting appearance of the site, there was a host of functionality issues that really took away from user experience. Fortunately, these issues were all addressed in the rebuild. The site works, it looks better and pop culture references actually refer to current pop culture. Students find that taking the course since the reboot provides a much more pleasant experience overall.

Here’s what some folks are saying:

“The course was great. The content was easy to read making the completion of the course much easier.”

Sebastian S.

“I enjoyed the course. The entire process was seamless.”

Jessica W.

“Very comprehensive and thorough, very well put together, and I am extremely pleased with the experience.”

Naomi V.

Another benefit A Sense of Humor has always offered is exceptional customer service. There is someone available to offer help or answer questions by phone, email or online chat from 9 AM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday and from 9 AM to 7 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Certificate processing has always been fast but, thanks to another upgrade, it’s gotten even faster. In the past, A Sense of Humor was great about getting certificates in the mail the same day that a course was completed. Today you don’t have to worry about the mailman spoiling that prompt customer service as you can opt to have your certificate emailed to you directly—immediately upon course completion.

To Put a Nice Bow on it…

A pioneer in online Texas defensive driving, A Sense of Humor Driving is working hard to regain its leadership position in the market. With a fresh new interface, great customer service and the ability to get your completion certificate immediately, ASenseOfHumorDriving.com is a solid choice for fulfilling your defensive driving requirement.

ASenseofHumorDriving.com - Ratings and Reviews
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Open Road (Pros)
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Only good for Texas ticket dismissal
4.8
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Why pick this one?
These guys have been at this for a long, long time. They've dismissed hundreds of thousands of tickets over the last quarter century—they may as well help you with yours!
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