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Eligibility & Court Requirements 

How do I know if I am eligible to take defensive driving class for ticket dismissal?

  • You have not attended a defensive driving class for an eligible traffic citation issued within the past 12 months.  

    • Your eligibility to attend a defensive driving class is based on the date of your current violation not on the date you last attended a defensive driving class.

  • If eligible, you can attend to have only one violation dismissed.

  • You were cited for a civil traffic moving violation that did not involve a serious injury or fatality.​

  • You must complete this class at least 7 days before your court date.​​​​

  • Your violation must be on the list of eligible violations or see below.  

  • You may take the class in person or online. If you were specifically ordered by a judge to attend the class in person, you must register for a classroom course.

What are eligibility requirements for Commercial Driver Licensees (CDL)?

Effective 9/1/2019, commercial driver license holders are eligible for defensive driving school in order to dismiss a civil traffic moving violation issued pursuant to chapter 3, article 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15 of Title 28, provided that:

  • Meets the other defensive driving eligibility requirement for non-commercial driver license holders (listed above).

  • The defensive driving class date is on or after 9/1/2019.

  • The individual was driving a vehicle requiring a Class D or a Class M license.

  • The vehicle was not being used for commercial purposes.

Which violations are eligible? 

  • Violations marked “CM” on the following list are eligible ONLY with the express permission of the presiding judge of the court that holds jurisdiction over your citation.

  • Any additional coding to the violations such as a number or numbers, or “SO” or “PE” are used only for local jurisdiction tracking.

  • The number(s) coding denotes the speed over the posted limit you were alleged to be traveling, or a Sheriff Office-issued citation, or Photo Enforcement citation. This additional coding is NOT used in determining eligibility for the state diversion program. ​

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