Classes canceled for July

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases defensive driving classes for the month of July are canceled. Please check with us at the end of July for our August schedule of classes.

If your due date for your certificate is approaching and you’d like to request an extension you should reach out to the court directly to make that request. The El Paso Municipal Court can be reached at 915-212-0215.

Consider taking an online defensive driving class by clicking here.

Thanks for making us #1 again!

Sunny Day Defensive Driving helped more than 4,400 El Pasoan’s dismiss their traffic ticket during 2019 easily making us El Paso’s #1 Defensive Driving School!

This is the 12th straight year in a row that we’ve been El Paso’s #1 Defensive Driving School.

Our instructors and staff make the difference! If you need to take defensive driving to dismiss your traffic ticket, or you want to take a defensive driving class to lower the cost of your insurance, consider taking your class with us!

The risks of driving when you are sleep deprived

Thanks to Shelby Montgomery of KVIA TV for including us on this news story about driving while being sleep deprived.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a review of crashes resulting in injuries found drivers were 1.3x more likely to be involved in accidents if they missed an hour of sleep and 1.9x more likely if they missed 2 of the 7 hours of daily recommended sleep.

Here are some considerations and tips for driving while you’re tired:

  • Focus on getting enough sleep every night and avoid being chronically fatigued during the day
  • Reduce your speed
  • Increase your following distance
  • Consider avoiding driving on the freeway as driving on the freeway for long stretches can lull you to sleep
  • Drink a cup of coffee or energy drink
  • Roll down the windows
  • On long trips stop every 2 hours, get out of the car, stretch and move around, rest if necessary

Tips for staying safe behind the wheel during wet weather conditions

We are glad to be a part of this KVIA TV news story with Madeline Ottilie. Here are some tips for safe driving in wet weather conditions:

  • Slow down
  • Increase your following distance
  • Turn on your headlights to increase your visibility
  • If your vehicle hydroplanes (the wheels lose contact with the road surface) don’t panic. Let off the gas and avoid slamming on the brakes. Steer your vehicle in the direction you want it to travel
  • Avoid driving all together, or delaying your trip until things clear up

Here’s what to know about fatal car crashes in Texas before the holidays

We were glad to be a part of this article written by Eleanor Dearman of the El Paso Times which discusses fatal car crashes in Texas during the holidays.

Here are some good takeaways from the article:

  • Nov. 7, 2000, was the last day in Texas with no fatal crashes, according to the Texas Department of Transportation
  • On average 10 people die every day in crashes in Texas
  • In El Paso, police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said in an email Tuesday “there have been a total of 61 traffic fatalities” so far in 2019. “November and December have traditionally been the months with the highest numbers of DWI arrests,” he said.
  • In the past, most fatal crashes have occurred between Friday and early Sunday morning from midnight to 3 a.m., he said.

The article, in its entirety, can be found on the El Paso Times website, click here to read it!