Online Traffic School for Delaware
Many companies provide defense driving programs or traffic school courses
in Delaware. Drivers convicted of aggressive driving or those who
accumulate 12 points on their state driving record are required to take a
driver improvement course. Drivers may also voluntarily take a driver
improvement class to remove a point on their record or lower their car
Driver Improvement Course Required
If the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) convicts you of multiple
traffic violations or labels you as an aggressive driver, it may be
necessary for you to enroll in a behavioral modification driving course or
a driver improvement course. The course must approved by the DMV.
A driver improvement course will be required if you commit three or more
violations that illustrate you may be an aggressive driver. Violations
include failing to yield, running traffic lights and signs, following too
closely, passing on the shoulder and speeding.
The required behavioral modification class must be completed within 90 days
of being convicted of aggressive driving. Classroom and online courses are
accepted. If you fail to comply, your driver's license can be suspended.
More about license suspension can be accessed on the Delaware DMV site. See
suspended license page
Voluntary Driver Improvement Course
Drivers may choose to enroll in a classroom or online driver improvement
program in order to dismiss a traffic citation. Your eligibility to do so
will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the ruling court. Call the
Delaware court managing your ticket for more details.
In order to earn a discount on your auto insurance, every driver of your
vehicle must complete a defensive driving course online or in the
classroom. This will result in a 10 percent discount for three years. If a
refresher course is taken within 90 days before the end of that three-year
period, you can earn a 15 percent discount.
For a complete list of approved defensive driving courses and traffic
schools, please visit the
Delaware Department of Insurance
These driving courses can help you obtain safer driving skills to avoid
tickets, accidents, and points on your driving record.
Driver Improvement Course Details
Both classroom and online driving courses will teach safe driving habits,
better attitudes and behaviors, state traffic laws and violations, and how
to curb aggressive driving. Classes will also cover alcohol an drug abuse,
violations and awareness.
Course length varies depending on the reason for taking the defensive
driving class. If you are convicted of aggressive driving, your course will
last at least eight hours. If you want to reduce points on your record or
your auto insurance, your course lasts about six hours. The defensive
driving refresher class last about 3 hours. Passing a final exam is
required in all cases, resulting in a certificate of completion.
Approved driver improvement programs charge about $100.