Traffic Schools in Arizona
Arizona Traffic Schools
If you have committed a serious traffic violation or accumulated too many driving record points, you’ll need to complete an Arizona traffic survival school (TSS).
Traffic survival school, which is administered by the Arizona Chapter National Safety Council (ACNSC), is designed to help you:
- Learn safe driving habits.
- Understand Arizona traffic laws.
- Prevent future traffic accidents.
- Avoid committing traffic violations.
Traffic school is NOT the same as an Arizona defensive driving course, which can be used to dismiss traffic tickets for minor violations. For more information, please visit our Defensive Driving in Arizona page.
Traffic survival school is often used to prevent a driver’s license suspension. It may also be a requirement of your traffic offense sentence.
In Arizona, you will be required to complete traffic school if you:
- Accumulate 8 points on your driving record within 12 months.
- Run a red/flashing red light.
- Are convicted of reckless or aggressive driving.
- Are convicted of a moving violation/accident involving a death or serious injury.
- Are younger than 18 years old and are convicted of any moving violation.
Failing to complete a traffic survival school program may result in a suspended driver’s license. For more information, please visit our Suspended License in Arizona page.
For a complete list of traffic schools near you, please visit the Arizona Chapter National Safety Council website, or contact your Arizona court or the AZ Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
Traffic survival courses in Arizona are designed to teach you safe driving habits if you’re a serious traffic offender or young/at-risk driver. Your course will include information about:
- Defensive driving techniques.
- Arizona traffic laws and violations.
- Sharing the road.
- Being a responsible driver.
- Improving driving attitudes and behaviors.
Upon completion of your course, you will need to inform the Arizona traffic court handling your case.
Arizona Driving Record Points
Remember, traffic survival school and defensive driving courses are not the same thing in Arizona.
Defensive driving is used to dismiss traffic tickets and avoid accumulating additional driving record points. For more information, please visit our Defensive Driving in Arizona page.
Defensive driving cannot be used to remove points that are already on your driving record.
If you need to check your points, you should order your Arizona driving record. For more information, please visit our Driving Records in Arizona page.Local Traffic Schools
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