Traffic Schools in Alabama
Alabama Traffic School
Traffic school, or defensive driving, is available to Alabama drivers who want to remove a traffic ticket or get an auto insurance discount.
Alabama approves both classroom and online traffic schools, which allows drivers to receive to attend the course in a format that best suits their schedules.
Defensive driving course can provide Alabama drivers with the tools and knowledge necessary to reduce their future traffic violations and accidents.
On this page you’ll find information about Alabama traffic school and what you need to do once you complete your course.
In Alabama, drivers can take a traffic school/defensive driving course to:
- Dismiss a traffic ticket through the Alabama court system.
- Receive a discount on car insurance.
The driver’s traffic court or insurance provider must approve each of the situations above.
For more information, Alabama drivers should contact:
- The court handling their traffic ticket.
- Their auto insurance company.
- The Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) for general information.
Dismiss a Traffic Ticket
Depending on the traffic violation, traffic school may be used to dismiss a traffic ticket.
A driver’s eligibility for traffic school will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the presiding judge.
The court should provide specific information about the driver’s:
- Timeframe for completing the course.
- Next steps after traffic school.
- Other fines/documents necessary to dismiss the traffic ticket.
The Alabama Traffic Service Center website provides information about defensive driving courses for each county. Drivers should visit the website, choose their county, and click the general information tab for more information.
NOTE: Traffic schools cannot be used to remove existing points from a driver’s Alabama driving record. Drivers who are convicted of traffic violations should check their driving record to make sure they are not in danger of a driver’s license suspension.
While existing driving record points can’t be removed by attending traffic school, they will no longer count towards a driver’s license suspension after 2 years.
For more information, Alabama drivers can visit:
Car Insurance Discounts
Traffic schools may also be used by drivers to earn a discount on Alabama auto insurance.
Insurance companies will generally determine this discount eligibility on a case-by-case basis.
Driver should contact their insurance company before enrolling in traffic school.
Both classroom and online traffic schools in Alabama may last around 8 hours and will cover topics including:
- Defensive driving techniques.
- Rules of the road.
- Alabama traffic laws.
Drivers will need to pass a final exam to successfully complete traffic school and have their traffic ticket dismissed or earn a car insurance discount.
The appropriate Alabama traffic court should provide drivers with a deadline to complete the course.
Drivers taking traffic school voluntarily should check with the course provider for details course time limits.Local Traffic Schools
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