Defensive Driving Course or Driver Improvement
The Defensive Driving Course is a 6-hour course broken into two 3 hour sessions. This class can be court ordered or taken optional to help reduce points for your license and obtain insurance discounts. Insurance discounts are usually good for 3 years upon completion. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm exact information. The sessions are as follows:
Session 1 – Wednesday 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Session 2 – Thursday 6:00PM – 9:00PM
The total course fee is $95.00
Note: Defensive Driving is typically a course held bi-weekly. Please refer to the upcoming course schedule to see what dates the defensive driving course is available.
There are many reasons an individual might elect or be required to take the 6-hour Defensive Driving Class:
Many Courts in Georgia will dismiss a ticket for a traffic violation if the offender completes the 6-hour Defensive Driving Program prior to going to Court. If dismissed, there will be no points placed on your driving record and your insurance will not increase.
You may complete the 6-hour Defensive Driving Program once every 5 years to remove up to 7 points from your record to prevent your license from being revoked.
License Suspension under 18 years old
You must complete the 6-hour Defensive Driving Program before your license will be reinstated, if you are under 18 years of age and are cited for one or MORE tickets that accumulate four or more points on your license in a 12-month period.
License Suspension under 21 years old
You must complete the 6-hour Defensive Driving Program before your license will be reinstated, if you are under 21 years of age and are cited for ONE ticket that accumulates 4 or more points on your license in a 12 month period.
If your license has been suspended, you must complete the 6-hour Defensive Driving Program before your license is reinstated.
The 6-hour Defensive Driving Program may be taken for a 20% reduction of the traffic fine and may result in the court not adding points to your record.
If you have a clean driving record for 3 years, you may take the 6-hour Defensive Driving Program to receive a 10% -15% discount on your auto insurance premium. The insurance discount percentage is determined by your insurance company.