Eligible Violations for Arizona Defensive Driving Course [Infographic]

Eligible Violations for Arizona Defensive Driving CourseIn Arizona, defensive driving courses can be taken either online or in a classroom for drivers — both in-state and out-of-state — who commit an Arizona traffic violation. Successful completion of a defensive driving course can be used to:

  • Avoid an insurance rate increase
  • Avoid additional points on a driving record
  • Dismiss a traffic ticket

Traffic violations that are eligible for dismissal through a defensive driving course, include (but are not limited to):

  • Red light violations
  • Driving over the speed limit/failing to control speed
  • School zone violations
  • Stop sign violations
  • Railroad crossing violations

However, drivers are only eligible to have a traffic ticket dismissed if:

  • They are only dismissing a single violation
  • The car accident did not result in someone's serious injury or death
  • This is the first time within the past 12 months that the course is used to dismiss an Arizona traffic ticket
  • The course will be completed at least one week prior to a scheduled court date
  • The driver is not a commercial driver's license (CDL) holder

Talk to an Arizona traffic lawyer if you have questions regarding your eligibility to take an Arizona defensive driving course for civil or criminal violations.

Source:

https://www.dmv.org/az-arizona/defensive-driving.php