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  • Point Reduction in Delaware

    If you have received a traffic ticket in Delaware, then a Delaware State Approved Point Reduction Course is a great way to prevent points from appearing on your driving records. I Drive Safely is a good choice for Delaware Point Reduction online.

    Delaware Defensive Driving & Traffic School

    Delaware allows drivers to enroll in defensive driving courses once every 3 years for:

    • Point reduction or credit. The DE DMV will remove 3 points from your driving record, or credit those points (if you don’t have 3 points to remove) to use if you ever accumulate points.
    • Auto insurance discounts.

    Fortunately, the state approves a variety of both classroom and online driving courses, so you can choose the course that best fits your learning style and schedule. Because of other daily commitments, like work and family, many drivers opt to enroll in online courses they can complete in their own homes.

    For more information, please visit our Defensive Driving in Delaware page.

    Behavioral Modification/Attitudinal Driving Courses

    These courses aren’t for point reduction or ticket dismissal, but note that you might run across one if:

    • You commit an offense the court deems serious enough to require a modification course.
    • You accumulate 12 points or more. Generally, the DMV notifies you in this instance.

    Complete DE Traffic School

    Traffic school in Delaware usually lasts about 6 hours. Generally, online courses don’t require you to stay logged in the time; you can complete a section and log out, returning when you’re ready.

    As you complete the course, not only will you be working toward a point reduction and insurance discount, but you’ll also be:

    • Refreshing your traffic law knowledge.
    • Learning the best defensive driving techniques.
    • Getting tips on how to handle a variety of driving situations, including inclement weather, and high volume traffic.

    Submit Requirements to the Court

    How you (and the DMV) receive notification of your completion depends on the course you take, but most defensive driving courses provide a certificate of completion. Some send a hard copy to you, some electronically notify the DMV, and some do both.

    Typically, the DMV receives the information within 2 weeks.

    Check Your Delaware Driving Record

    Take time to check your driving record after you complete your course; you want to make sure the DMV removed the necessary points from your record (or credited them to your record).

    If you still see the points, or don’t see any indication of credits, contact the DMV.

    Remember, too many driving record points can lead to a driver's license suspension.

    For more information, please visit our pages on the following topics:

    Instant Delaware Driving Record

    Check for tickets, violations, and confirm your drivers license status with a instant self-check driving record. Each record may include suspensions, points, classifications, vital data, endorsements, expiration and driving status.

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    Get an Auto Insurance Discount

    Delaware provides two kinds of auto insurance discounts for taking a defensive driving course:

    • Receive a 10% discount for taking one course within 3 years.
    • Receive a 15% discount for taking a refresher course 90 days before the 3 years ends.

    Contact your insurance provider before enrolling in a course.

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