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    Dismiss a Kansas Traffic Ticket

    Some judges allow you to complete approved traffic schools in order to satisfy, or dismiss, traffic tickets.

    For more information, please visit our Traffic Schools in Kansas page.

    While you must still pay the ticket fine and possibly other related costs (including the cost of traffic school), completing a course will remove the violation from your Kansas driving record.

    Generally, you don’t have to make a court appearance to find out more. Just contact your court using the phone number on your citation and ask if you’re eligible to attend traffic school for ticket dismissal.

    Complete a KS Traffic School

    If you’re eligible for traffic school, your court will send you a list of approved courses. Typically, online defensive driving courses aren’t options. Still, you can choose the course that offers the most convenience and fits in with your schedule. If you decide to take traffic school voluntarily, you may be able to take an online course.

    Each traffic school teaches its own curriculum, but expect to learn basic defensive driving techniques, Kansas traffic laws, and ways to avoid committing traffic violations and causing accidents in the future.

    Just be sure to decide soon after receiving a traffic ticket, because your court likely will give you a deadline by which you must complete the course. If you are taking a defensive driving course voluntarily, your deadline will be determined by your course provider.

    If you are not eligible to take traffic school to dismiss a ticket, reduce your driving record points, or earn an insurance discount, completing a course may still be beneficial. After completing traffic school, you will have likely gained additional safe driving knowledge that can help you avoid accidents and traffic tickets down the road.

    Submit Requirements to the Court

    Once you complete the course, the provider will either give you a completion certificate to present to the court handling your case, or forward the certificate on your behalf.

    Typically, the court will give you a deadline to submit your course completion documents. Some defensive driving course providers may take longer to get you your completion certificate than others. If you are close to your deadline, you should check with your course provider about when you will receive your completion documents.

    Check Your Kansas Driving Record

    After you complete your court-approved course, order your driving record to make sure the court forwarded it on to the Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR). Once you complete traffic school, your driving record should reflect that your driver's license is valid and the violation has been removed, or the associated points have not been added.

    If you don't think the court has notified the Kansas DOR, contact your court. If you believe there is an error on your driving record, please contact the Kansas DOR.

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    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

    Some auto insurance providers offer discounts when their policyholders complete approved traffic schools.

    Once the court gives you the option to attend traffic school for ticket dismissal, contact your insurance agent and find out if the course will be good for a discount, too.

    You may also be eligible to elect to take a defensive driving/traffic school course voluntarily to lower your car insurance rates or earn a discount.

    Contact your car insurance provider for more information.

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