Traffic Schools in North Carolina
North Carolina's Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers traffic school programs better known as Driver Improvement Clinics. Successful completion can save you money and points on your driving record.
If you stain your driving record with seven or more points a court or a driver's license hearing officer may assign you to a Driver Improvement Clinic. Despite the less-than-happy sounding name, the clinic works to your advantage. Upon successfully completing, three points will be removed from your record.
- Before attending you must pay a $50 fee at any DMV office. You cannot pay at the clinic.
- You must bring the receipt to class, otherwise you will not be admitted.
- The clinic involves one session, lasting four hours.
- Clinic times and dates vary by city. The schedule for the year is posted in January, giving you plenty of time to plan accordingly.
Other Clinic Options
In order to lower points on your driving record, you are allowed to attend a clinic once every five years. But, before attending you must arrange for a hearing with a driver's license hearing officer.
The Driver Improvement Clinic does not dismiss traffic tickets, nor does it help you lower your NC auto insurance rates.
For questions regarding the state's Driver Improvement Clinic you can mail customer service at:
- NC Division of Motor Vehicles
- Driver License Section
- Information Services Branch
- 3114 Mail Service Center
- Raleigh, NC 27699-3114
Or, you can call (919) 715-7000.Local Traffic Schools
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