Point Reduction in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers driver compliance or defensive driving courses for point reduction. This option can usually only be used once every couple of years.
If you're in no hurry, the state also removes points for safe driving. Drive without committing any traffic violations and the Department of Public Safety will remove points from your OK driving record.
Even if you find you are not eligible to take traffic school to earn a driving record point reduction, completing a course can still be a smart choice. Defensive driving courses can help to refresh your knowledge of Oklahoma traffic laws and help you gain new knowledge of defensive driving techniques. Successfully completing a program may even reduce your chances of committing traffic violations down the road.
For more information about your defensive driving course enrollment options, curriculum details, and completion requirements, please visit our Defensive Driving in Oklahoma page.
NOTE: Driving record points will generally not be removed if your attendance is court-ordered for committing a serious violation.
The defensive driving course you take must be approved by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS). A completion certificate from a school not sanctioned by the state will not be accepted. If you have any doubts about the program, double-check with the Oklahoma DPS.
You have the option between a traditional classroom course (usually between 6 and 8 hours) or an online defensive driving program. Online defensive driving courses give you the luxury of completing the program at your own pace on your own schedule.
To complete the course you'll usually need to pass a final exam, which will likely cover topics, such as:
- Oklahoma traffic laws.
- Alcohol/drug violations and penalties.
- Defensive driving tips.
- Accident avoidance techniques.
Once you pass the exam, you should receive a completion certificate.Other Topics in This Section