Traffic Schools in New MexicoPage Overview
New Mexico's Traffic Safety Bureau regulates the numerous driving and traffic schools offered within the state. Contact your local Motor Vehicle Division field office for a complete list of approved courses.
These schools provide improvement programs for the general public, teens, and those convicted of traffic violations. They also offer benefits like improved driver skills, reduced points, and lowered insurance premiums.
Many insurance companies offer discounts on your auto insurance premiums for attending driver safety school. Check with your own agent to learn if you are eligible for a discount―your age or driving record could be a determining factor.
If you get a traffic ticket, think twice before just paying the fine. If you agree to go to court with the ticket, the judge can order you to attend a traffic school. The judge will provide you with a list of approved local courses.
After successful completion of the course, the ticket may stay off your permanent driving record.
Attending one of the approved traffic schools may qualify you for a reduction of points on your driving record, depending on the violations causing those points. Call (888) 683-4636 to see if you are eligible for a reduction.
If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), you'll face hefty fines, suspended driving privileges, costly reinstatement fees, and a variety of treatment and training programs―including traffic school.
New Mexico offers a separate course specifically for DWI offenders, so ask about these when you call one of the schools.
New Mexico approves the following three courses available for drivers 50 years old and older:Local Traffic Schools
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