Defensive Driving & Driver Improvement by State
Traffic School Internet Program Classes
Does Your State Allow Defensive Driving Courses Online for Traffic Ticket Dismissal or Points Deducted from Your Drivers License Driving Record? For Insurance Discount? How about Senior Drivers Discount Course?
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Alabama Yes. Most courts will allow the online Traffic Safety course. Some courts however, the 4 hour and 8 hour defensive driving classes are “in-house” in the municipal courts. These court sponsored defensive driving classes are very expensive. Generally 3-4 times location the price of our online course. Birmingham, for instance, has an 8 hour sit in classroom course and the cost is $150 plus court cost….OUTRAGEOUS!
Alabama Defensive Driving Course
Alaska Defensive Driving Course
Arizona Yes. Arizona allows online defensive driving courses. This will dismiss the citation, and prevent the ticket from being reported to the DMV.
Arizona Defensive Driving Course
Arkansas Yes. Arkansas allows the online defensive driving course of which they call “Driving School“. If you have one (1) moving violation on your driving record within the last three (3) years, a valid driver’s license and no failure to appears, you are most likely eligible for this program. You must come to the court clerk’s office to sign up for this program. There will be a fine and court costs and you will have to take a Defensive Driving School. Once you complete these requirements, the charge is dismissed and will not go on your state driving record.
Arkansas Defensive Driving Course
California Yes. California does allow our online course and refers to their defensive driving as Traffic School. You CANNOT go to traffic school for Equipment offenses, Non-moving offenses (like parking offenses), Misdemeanors Offenses with a mandatory court appearance, Alcohol- or drug-related offenses, Offenses in a commercial vehicle. You are also NOT eligible for traffic school if you have gone to traffic school for another ticket that you got in the last 18 months.
California Traffic School Course
Colorado Yes. Colorado allows a Traffic School course only if the accused has demonstrated a need for remedial training due to an extensive record or other aggravation in the nature of the offense itself. Traffic class is not a negotiation tool for the reduction of points or a dismissal.
Colorado Traffic School Course
Connecticut Yes. In Connecticut, an operator of a motor vehicle retraining program/driver improvement course is asked by the Connecticut DMV is some cases.
- A driver who is 24 years of age or younger and have received 2 moving violations or suspension offenses.
- 25 years old or older and have received 3 moving violations or suspension offenses.
- Convicted of driving over 75 MPH in a highway construction zone.
- A commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder and are convicted of driving over 65 MPH in a highway construction zone.
Connecticut Driver Improvement Course
Delaware Defensive Driving Course
Florida Basic and Advanced ADI Driver Improvement Course
Georgia Defensive Driving Insurance Discount Course
Hawaii Defensive Driving Course
or TSC DOES NOT REMOVE convictions from the driving record in Idaho.
Idaho Defensive Driving Course
Illinois Defensive Driving Course
Indiana Defensive Driving Course
If you are convicted of driving 25 to 29 MPH over the speed limit. Ask the court for approval.
Iowa Driver Improvement Course
Kansas AAA Driving Operator Improvement Course
Kentucky Traffic School Course
Louisiana Defensive Driving Course
Maryland No. When you accumulate 5-7 points on your driver’s license, you will likely be asked to complete a driver improvement course.
Maryland Defensive Driving Course
Michigan Yes. the Secretary of State (Michigan SOS) approves the basic driver improvement (Michigan BDIC) course. The Michigan SOS notifies the driver in writing that he/she qualifies for a Michigan approved driver improvement course to remove drivers license points or to dismiss a traffic ticket. The Michigan law allows this course of action to occur only one time in the drivers lifetime. This law could use a revisit by the Michigan lawmakers, as laws do change and if someone had taken such a driver improvement course 20 years ago, there would have been no mention whatsoever in that course of the risks of texting while driving. Today courses provide a great deal of focus on the dangers of texting and driving. Texting on a cell or smart phone while driving is comparable to drinking and driving and driving under the influence or while intoxicated. A once a year driver improvement course, as it is in most states would be highly beneficial to Michigan drivers.
Michigan Defensive Driving BDIC Basic Driver Improvement Course
Minnesota Insurance Discount and Mature 55 Alive Accident Prevention Driver Improvement Courses
Mississippi Defensive Driving School DDS Course
Missouri Driver Improvement DIP Program Course
Montana Defensive Driving Course
Nebraska Defensive Driving Safety Training Option Program S.T.O.P.
New Jersey Defensive Driving Course
New Mexico Defensive Driving Course
New York Point & Insurance Reduction Program Defensive Driving Course
North Carolina Defensive Driving Course
North Dakota Defensive Driving Course
Ohio Defensive Driving Course
Oklahoma Defensive Driving Course
Oregon Traffic School Course
Rhode Island Defensive Driving Course
South Carolina Defensive Driving Course
South Dakota Defensive Driving Course
Tennessee Defensive Driving Course
Texas Driving Safety Course
Utah Defensive Driving Course
Vermont Defensive Driving Course
Virginia Yes. Any non-commercial CDL driver 20 years old or older can take a driver improvement course either in person or online, but if you’re under 20 years old, you must take the course in a classroom.
Virginia Defensive Driving Course
Washington Yes. You must notify the court before the court appearance date listed on the traffic citation and request the defensive driving deferral.
Washington Defensive Driving Course
West Virginia Yes. In West Virginia, you can complete online course for a traffic offense or to have points removed from your driving record. You can have up to 3 points reduced from your existing record each time you complete a course. However, you can take a defensive driving course only once every 12 months for point reduction. For more information, contact the WV DMV. If you’re a problem driver and have accumulated 14 points or more on your driving record, you will not be eligible to use the defensive driving course to remove a driver’s license suspension.
West Virginia Defensive Driving Course
Wisconsin Yes. Two variations are allowed which are both online. One is all offenses except Failure to Yield right of way, and the other is for tickets.
Wisconsin Defensive Driving Course
Wyoming Yes. In Wyoming, you may be court-ordered to complete defensive driving if you’ve received a traffic ticket. If you’re not referred by the court, you should take sign-up and complete a defensive driving course to dismiss a traffic ticket and cut the fine cost and points.
Wyoming Defensive Driving Course
A benefit in taking the low cost online defensive driving courses are that not only will you dismissed the ticket or get points deducted from you drivers license record, you can usually get an auto insurance discount as well!
Many states and city or circuit courts offer an option to take defensive driving, known also as a driver improvement program and accident prevention course for dismissing a traffic ticket involving a moving violation. Speeding tickets are the most often common offenses which result in traffic fines or driving safety deferrals. A deferred adjudication or deferred judgement is a probation because a judge or court official authorizes the deferral of the fine. If a defendant remains on probation, usually 6 months to a year without getting a second charge, the case is dismissed. Many courts will ask the violator to take a defensive driving or driver improvement course in lieu of the fine and instead of a conviction record on the drivers license.
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