Point Reduction in Kansas
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.
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.Other Topics in This Section