Point Reduction in Missouri
If you have received a traffic ticket in Missouri, then a Missouri State Approved Traffic School is a great way to dismiss your traffic ticket and lose the points from your driving records. I Drive Safely is a good choice for Missouri traffic school online.
The successful completion of a course from one of the approved traffic schools may prevent violations from damaging your driving record. While in many cases a course just might get a traffic ticket dismissed, attending traffic school can also enhance your driving knowledge and skill level, and it may increase your overall safety awareness so that you, your family, and other drivers can be safer on the roads.
If you are charged with a moving violation you may be eligible to have points removed from your driving record by completing a driver improvement program (DIP). Before enrolling, you will need approval from either your county court or the Fine Collection Center (FCC).
For more information, please visit our Defensive Driving in Missouri page.
To have points removed from your driving record, you'll need to make sure the the FCC in your Missouri county is sanctioned to authorize your enrollment in a driver improvement program.
The following counties have given the FCC permission to approve DIP enrollment:
Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barton, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan, Butler, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Dade, Daviess, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Hickory, Holt, Howell, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Macon, Madison, Marion, McDonald, Miller, Nodaway, Oregon, Osage, Pemiscot, Perry, Pike, Platte, Putnam, Reynolds, Ripley, Saline, Schuyler, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, St. Clair, Ste. Genevieve, Sullivan, Vernon, Wayne, Worth, Wright.
If your county is listed above, plead guilty by submitting your traffic ticket fine to the Missouri FCC. You'll receive automatic approval when the FCC receives your payment.
You will receive a deadline for completing the course.
If your county is not listed above, you can obtain court approval to attend a DIP by paying your ticket fine to the FCC. The FCC will then notify the prosecuting attorney in the county where you were cited. The presiding court will send you a court date via mail. You then must appear on your court date and plead guilty. The judge may then give you the okay to attend a DIP with the intent of having points removed from your driving record.
Keep in mind, however, that there is no guarantee that the court will grant you the DIP option. Court decisions vary by case, taking into account past violations.
Choosing a Missouri DIP
Be sure to enroll in a state-approved DIP. You will not receive credit if you enroll in a program not recognized by the state. Contact your court or the Missouri DOR if you need help finding a list of approved programs.Other Topics in This Section