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.