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001st +5 Plus Point 08 Hour Driver Improvement

11822 Canon Boulevard

1st Floor Conference Room

Newport News, VA 23606

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Virginia DMV Driver Improvement Class

Driver Improvement Class in Virginia serves to help drivers improve their driving skills. Depending on your situation, you may be required to take Virginia DMV Approved Defensive Driving Courses, or you may voluntarily choose to attend a Virginia DMV Approved Online Traffic School. There are various Virginia Driver Improvement Class options. Read below to find the one that is right for you:

Virginia DMV Driver Improvement Classes are available to drivers in Virginia who wish to fulfill state requirements. Additionally, Online driving courses can be used to maximize convenience, earn safe driving points and fulfill court and DMV requirements. To enroll in a Virginia DMV Approve Traffic School, keep in mind the following requirements:

  • You can enroll in a driver improvement clinic to fulfill court and/or DMV requirement.
  • By completing a safe driving course, you will qualify for up to +5 safe driving points.
  • The shortest course allowed by law is 8 hours.
  • You must be at least 20 years of age to complete an online course, unless you have been given a court order by a judge to enroll.

AcciDon't Driver Training Solutions is a trusted provider of Virginia DMV Driver Improvement Classes approved by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Depending on your selected course, your recognized certificate of completion will be sent directly to the DMV or to you, in which case you must submit the document. After enrolling in our AAA Certified & DMV approved classroom or online courses, you will be able to enjoy all of the advantages of traditional driving school on your own schedule and on any computer or mobile device.

2. Traditional In-Person Courses:

If you cannot enroll in a digital driving course, traditional traffic in person classes with a live instructor is also available through various in-person locations. However, these driving classes are only offered at approved locations within Virginia. Furthermore, scheduling for in-person traffic school is flexible.

Virginia Defensive Driving Courses are referred to as Driver Improvement Clinics. These traffic school clinics teach defensive driving techniques that will help drivers avoid car crashes. Drivers who enroll in safety driving courses may become eligible to earn safe driving points on their VA driving record, to dismiss a traffic ticket, or to receive a car insurance discount. Each adult driving course can be taken either online or in person at various locations throughout the state.

Benefits of Driver Improvement Courses in Virginia

By completing driver safety training classes in Virginia, drivers can benefit in the following ways:

  • Fulfill a court or DMV requirement.
  • Dismiss a VA traffic ticket.
  • Earn safe driving points on your VA driving record.
  • Receive an auto insurance premium reduction.
  • Reinstate your suspended driver’s license.

Enroll in a state-approved online course today!

What defensive driving courses are offered in Virginia?

Completing a driving safety course will earn you up to +5 safe driving points on your DMV driving record, every 2 years, each time you enroll voluntarily. The Virginia DMV has two different defensive driving courses, depending on the institution that requires drivers to enroll:

  • Driver improvement courses required by the court:
  • Driver improvement classes required by the DMV:

Traffic schools or and defensive driving courses are available in various locations throughout the state. Virginia driving classes are offered either online through an approved provider or in person at commercial driving schools. Reasons to take a VA traffic school course include earning safe driving points on your driving record, dismissing a traffic ticket or getting lower insurance rates.

Why do I need traffic school?

Attending any Virginia traffic school can help lower your auto insurance premiums and prevent points from accumulating on your driving record. Drivers who complete defensive driving classes may receive an insurance coverage discount from their car insurance company, but the DMV cannot issue reductions.

Did you know? If you have previously been convicted of a traffic violation in Virginia, you may be required by the court to complete a defensive driving course.

Who can take a defensive driving course in Virginia?

Virginia residents may enroll in DMV driving classes if they have received a citation or accumulated too many demerit points on their driving records. Resident drivers can take traffic classes in Virginia to earn safe driving points and to dismiss traffic tickets from their records. DMV traffic school students may also complete defensive driving courses to help lower their car insurance premiums.

Dismissing Traffic Tickets

Drivers may complete a defensive driving course in Virginia in order to dismiss a traffic ticket. However, contact the court that handles your case before enrolling in a safety driving course in order to find out whether it will dismiss your traffic ticket upon completion of the defensive driving class. Drivers may dismiss their traffic tickets if:

  • They have a valid VA driver’s license.
  • They were not operating a commercial vehicle at the moment they received the traffic ticket.
  • They have not been enrolled in a defensive driving school in a certain period of time.

Earning Safe Driving Points

Drivers can take DMV driver improvement classes in order to earn safe driving points and to reduce the number of accumulated demerit points on their driver records. Moreover, you can attend traffic school in order to accumulate safe driving points faster. Once you accumulate five safe driving points, you can begin neutralizing demerit points.

Drivers will not be eligible to earn safe driving points if they take a driver improvement course for getting discount in the car insurance.

Driver Improvement Insurance Discounts

Enrolling in a driver improvement program makes you eligible to receive a car insurance discount through your vehicle insurance company. The VA DMV does not have the authority to issue you any discounts or rate reductions. Therefore, before enrolling in a defensive driving course, contact your insurance company to see if you would be eligible for a discount.

How to Enroll in a Driver Improvement Course

DMV defensive driving courses in Virginia vary in their enrollment methods, depending on whether you choose to attend an online driving school or an in-person institution.

Enroll in a state-approved online course today!

Online Virginia Driver Improvement Courses vs. in Person

Virginia defensive driving courses can be completed either in a classroom setting or online. The VA driver improvement clinic is an eight-hour course offered in various locations throughout the state. Choosing to take a classroom driver improvement course in person will give you the opportunity to be taught directly by a qualified instructor. However, if you take the online driving course, you can stop your session and resume at your convenience.

Cost of Driver Improvement in Virginia

Virginia traffic school cost varies depending on which school you enroll in and whether you choose to take in-classroom or online driving courses. To get the best driving school prices, compare the costs of various different programs before deciding. The eight-hour classroom driving course will not cost you more than $100.

Driver Improvement School and Point Reduction

Does a Virginia defensive driving school course remove a ticket?

Attending a Virginia driver improvement course or clinic may dismiss a traffic ticket that you have received and avoid points from being added to your driving record.

How many times can I take a defensive driving course in Virginia?

The amount of times you are eligible to take a traffic safety course in Virginia may depend on the reason why you are enrolling in one. You might enroll in a safety driving course for earning safe driving points or for dismissing a traffic ticket. Other situations that might affect how many times you may be eligible to take a driver improvement class include if you would like to earn a car insurance discount or if you fulfill a DMV or court requirement.

Does a ticket still have to be paid after taking a defensive driving course?

Completing a defensive driving course with the VA DMV may or may not require you to pay a traffic ticket depending on your traffic violation.

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001st +5 Plus Point 08 Hour Driver Improvement

11822 Canon Boulevard

1st Floor Conference Room

Newport News, VA 23606

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