Reasons for Attending Basic Driver Improvement...
You must complete a Basic Driver Improvement Course (Traffic Collision Avoidance Course) if you want to retain your driver license in the following circumstance:
- You were a driver in a crash and are found at fault.
- Someone was transported to the hospital.
- You had two crashes in a two-year period, which resulted in property damage greater than $50.
If you receive a ticket for a non-criminal moving violation, you may elect to attend a basic driver improvement course in lieu of points on your driving record.
In some cases, you may choose to attend a basic driver improvement course to receive insurance discounts. This discount is solely at the discretion of your insurance company.
Electing to Attend Traffic School
If, as a result of a moving violation, you elect to attend and complete a basic driver improvement course, you will receive the following benefits:
- No Insurance Rate Increase - Your insurance rates cannot go up and your policy cannot be cancelled because of this violation, unless this involved a crash where you were at fault.
- No Points Added to you License - Points may not be added to your driver license record, adjudication of guilt is withheld, safe driver status is maintained if applicable, and the fine is reduced up to 18%. You may not make an election under this subsection if you have made this election in the preceding 12 months. A person may make no more than five elections in their lifetime.
- Keep you Safe Driver Status - If your driver license indicated a safe driver status before you received your ticket, then you will be able to retain this status on your license.
- Increased Knowledge and Awareness of Defensive Driving - By taking our basic driver improvement course on the Internet, you will receive the benefit of increased knowledge and awareness of defensive driving strategies that could prevent you from being involved in a traffic crash!
Within 30 days from the date your received the traffic citation and prior to attending class, you must:
- Inform the Clerk of Court in the county where you received the citation that you want to go to traffic school.
- Pay an election fee to the Clerk of Court in the county where you received the citation.