- Location: Massachusetts
Defensive Driving in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) provides a lengthy list of public driving schools throughout the state; most are located in high schools. It also provides a list of professional driving schools; these are businesses operating for the general public.
Whether online traffic courses are available is up to the administrator of the programs; it's best to check ahead if you're interested in online courses.
For further enrollment information, including costs and other considerations, contact the specific course in which you're interested.
Unfortunately, Massachusetts doesn't allow drivers to have tickets dismissed just because they've enrolled in a traffic school.
If you are taking the course to voluntarily reduce auto insurance rates, be sure to check with your own insurance company about its specific policies regarding traffic schools; it may offer different discounts for different ages, or it may have particular requirements for you to meet before you can receive the discount.
Compare the amount of the discount to the cost of the class and weigh the difference―sometimes the costs are more than the discount unless the course is valid for more than one year.
Massachusetts offers drivers a number of specialized courses, some of which are mandatory due to traffic violations or your driving stage, i.e. teen drivers.
See our Massachusetts Traffic Schools section for details about such courses.Articles