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Oklahoma Defensive Driving Courses
In the state of Oklahoma, traffic school is referred to as a defensive driving course. The OK Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the administrative authority when it comes to regulating defensive driving courses, so when you choose a course, be sure it has been approved by the state.
There are many reasons to complete a defensive driving course in Oklahoma, including to dismiss a traffic ticket, lower your insurance rates, and improving your driving skills.
In Oklahoma, a defensive driving course can be taken in person at a commercial driver's training school OR you can opt for a course offered by an approved online provider. If you attend a driver's training school in person, you will complete your course in a classroom setting, and you will be taught by a certified instructor. This type of course is typically offered on a Saturday or during the evening following school and work hours.
The online option for defensive driving courses is becoming a popular option due to the fact that you can schedule your own hours and complete the course in the comfort of your own home. The required amount of hours must still be completed, but you can start and stop the course whenever a break is needed.
If you opt for the online option in Oklahoma, you will be required to complete the course by a specific date. Usually, if you do not successfully complete your course within the required time, you’ll fail the course and will not be eligible for a refund.
Check with your course provider for more information about:
- Deadline for completion.
- Options to retake the final exam (if you fail).
OK defensive driving courses are divided into separate chapters on different topics that teach the safe driving habits of being a responsible and more defensive driver.
Topics covered will include:
- Crash prevention and the cost of traffic accidents.
- Contributing factors to vehicle crashes.
- Regulations, traffic laws, and highway environmental factors.
Completing a defensive driving course in Oklahoma can allow you to remove points from your driving record.
The Oklahoma DPS point system is designed to keep track of a person’s driving history and keep unsafe drivers off the road. You start with a clean record, meaning no points, then each time you are convicted of a traffic violation, you are assessed 1 point or more on your driver’s history. If you accumulate 10 points or more within 5 years, your OK driver’s license will be suspended.
Once you've successfully completed traffic school, 2 points will be deducted from your driving record. Please note, you can only receive this point reduction once every 2 years and you can not go below 0 points on your record.
To be eligible for a point reduction or dismiss a traffic ticket in OK, you may need meet the following requirements:
- You were not driving a commercial vehicle when you committed the violation.
- You have a valid Oklahoma driver's license.
- You were not ticketed for multiple violations.
Your court may send you a notice indicating whether you are eligible to take a defensive driving course to dismiss your traffic ticket. This may also be indicated on your traffic ticket.Other Topics in This Section