The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles regulates the approval of traffic school courses for Florida drivers. The most common driving course taken is basic driver improvement - BDI for a speeding tickets and moving violations.
Florida Traffic School Courses
Traffic School for Tickets and Moving Violations
The BDI Course is taken for moving violations - the most common reason drivers take this traffic school course is for speeding tickets to avoid points. Completing Traffic School keeps Safe Driver status and auto insurance rates lower.
DMV Required TLSAE for all new drivers
New drivers (teens and adults) getting their Drivers License for the first time or a Learners Permit in Florida are required to take the TLSAE course.
The Permit Test is a 50 question exam that all drivers getting their first license or learners permit must complete. You must answer 40 questions correctly to pass.
Judge Ordered / Intermediate Traffic School
The 8 hour Traffic School is also known as Intermediate Driver Improvement and Defensive Driving. This course is usually taken because of a judge or court order.
Some Florida counties allow you to take this course for a second traffic ticket if you have already completed the 4 hour Basic Driver Improvement course in the last 12 months. This means you complete both a 4-hour and a 8-hour Traffic School course all within a 12 month period for 2 separate tickets to avoid points. Please check with your county to ensure they allow the 8 hour Intermediate Course.
Insurance Discount for Drivers Over 55
If you are driver with a Florida drivers license that is 55 or older you qualify for a mandatory discount on your auto insurance of 10% a year if you complete the Florida Auto Insurance Discount Course.
Some auto insurance companies honor this course starting at age 50.
We recommend you check with your auto insurance company before completing this six hour course. In some cases you may have been given a seniors discount.
The typical savings for completing the Mature Driver Insurance discount course is $100 a year for three years for a total of $300.
Suspended License / Hardship License
12 Hour Traffic School also know as ADI (Advanced Driver Improvement) is typically taken for excessive points.
Hardship License - as soon as you register and receive an Enrollment Letter you can apply for a Hardship License which allows you to drive to and from work.
Reinstate Suspended License - if your drivers license was suspended for too many points you are required to complete the 12 hour ADI Course to reinstate your license once you complete the suspensions period.
3 Crashes in 3 Years - when convicted of 3 crashes within a 3 year period you may be required to complete the 12 hour Advanced Driver Improvement course.
Related: ADI Traffic School
If you have a Florida drivers license and receive a ticket in another state you do NOT have the option of taking traffic school.
The out of state ticket information will be transmitted to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and you will receive the appropriate points on your Florida drivers license.