Traffic Schools in Colorado
Colorado Traffic Schools
Traffic school is an option for Colorado motorists who:
- Received a traffic citation for a moving violation.
- Are at risk of a driver’s license suspension.
- Want to avoid high car insurance rates or earn a safe driver discount.
Traffic schools, or defensive driving courses, can help problem drivers develop defensive driving habits, decrease their risk of being in or causing an accident, and prevent them from committing traffic violations.
For drivers who are not eligible to take traffic school to satisfy requirements of their court, insurance company, or the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), a course may be the difference between a valid and suspended driver’s license in the future.
This page includes information about Colorado traffic schools and the appropriate agencies to contact for more information.
Colorado traffic school is available both online and in the classroom.
A driver’s eligibility to take a course will be determined by his or her traffic court, the CO DMV, or auto insurance provider.
If eligible, Colorado drivers can use traffic school to:
- Dismiss a traffic ticket and avoid receiving driving record points.
- Remove existing points from their Colorado DMV driving record.
- Earn a car insurance discount.
When a traffic court approves a driver for a driver improvement course, drivers will be given details about completion deadlines and any other documents and fees needed to dismiss the traffic ticket.
For drivers taking traffic school to earn an insurance discount, deadlines and fees will be determined by the traffic school provider.
For more information, drivers should contact their:
- Colorado traffic court handling their ticket.
- Car insurance provider.
- Colorado DMV location.
NOTE: Accruing too many driving record points can lead to a suspended driver’s license.
For more information, Colorado drivers can refer to the following pages:
Generally, both classroom and online traffic school in Colorado take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to complete.
Courses will usually include information about:
- Defensive driving techniques.
- Colorado traffic laws.
- Rules of the road.
- Sharing the road.
Drivers will need to complete a final exam at the end of the course. A traffic school completion certificate is usually awarded upon completion.
Courts, car insurance companies, and the Colorado DMV may have specific requirements and steps you must take once you receive your completion certificate. It is always best to contact the appropriate agency both before enrolling and after completing traffic school.Local Traffic Schools
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