Point Reduction in Nevada
Nevada motorists usually attend a Nevada DMV-approved traffic safety school for one of the following reasons:
- As part of a plea bargain agreement with a Nevada court.
- To remove 3 points from their driving record.
If your enrollment is based on a plea bargain agreement, points will not be removed from your driving record.
For more information about your enrollment options and course completion requirements, please visit our Traffic Schools in Nevada page.
Point removal is only available if you have between 3 points and 11 points on your driving record and you decide to enroll on your own. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Driver License Review Section will send you a notification when your driving record point total reaches 3 points.
Depending on your preference, you may enroll in an online traffic safety school or one with a traditional classroom setting. The benefit of taking an online driver safety course is convenience. If you have a tight schedule, this might be the best way to go.
If you aren't eligible to remove driving record points by taking a defensive driving course, completing one may still be beneficial to reduce your risk of violating traffic laws and receiving citations in the future.
To receive credit on your driving record, your traffic school course must be Nevada DMV-approved. If you have doubts about the program you're considering, contact the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a list of approved NV traffic safety schools.
Keep in mind you have the option to take a state-approved online traffic school course. This will give you the flexibility to complete the course from your home computer when your schedule allows.Other Topics in This Section