The 4 hour Defensive Driving School (DDS) course is the most common Traffic School taken by Florida drivers who have received a ticket (speeding and other moving violations). Officially named the Basic Driver Improvement (BDI) course, it is for individuals who want:
- 0 Points added to your Florida Drivers Record (An Election);
- No insurance increases due to this traffic ticket (if no accident). Any Points on your record will typically cause you rates to increase between 10% to 15% annually for 3 years;
- To satisfy a Court Order to attend the 4 hour DDS / DDC / driving course;
- Satisfy a DMV order under F.S. 322.0261(4) (Running a Red Light, Passing a Stopped School Bus, Racing on a Highway (Participant or Spectator), or Reckless Driving).
- Satisfy a DMV or Court order to attend a TCAC class (Traffic Collision Avoidance Course).
Completion Certificates Provided on Class Day
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Available 24/7 on the Internet.
No Test. Certificate Provided on Class Day.
Certified for Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, and all 67 Florida counties.
Our 4 hour traffic school course is offered two ways; as an Online Class and as a Traditional In Person Classroom course. Whichever method you choose, be assured your course has been approved in Florida and your Completion Certificate is accepted in all 67 Florida Counties. (If you have a CDL, you can only take the 4 hour driving class if it is Court or DMV Ordered. (See the CDL Notice below).
Classroom Course and Locations
The 4 Hour traffic school course is available in a Traditional Live Classroom in our Tampa Center, in Orlando near UCF/ Research Park, and in Kissimmee off I-4 near Disney. Classes are offered weekdays (Wednesdays or Thursdays), weekends and evenings (Mondays or Tuesdays in Tampa. Still recognized as the best method to attend a course, our In Person Course features a seminar style session with lots of interaction between the instructor and the student.
Monday and Tuesday Night Special
Need a little price break? Are you a Senior (50 years or older), a Military Veteran, Active Duty Military, Public Service Employees or a College Student? Your tuition is just $25.00 for the 4 hour traffic school on a Monday or Tuesday evening class and includes your Certificate at the end of the course. To qualify for this price, you must enroll yourself directly from our Web Site using our convenient form. (ID is Required on Class Day.)
Classroom courses are provided in a relaxed seminar style format. This allows you to have direct contact with a certified instructor and have a forum to discuss topics with other students. The seminar style courses offers a highly social class with plenty of interaction among participants.
The course is divided into multiple sessions and topics. Sessions are 50 minutes in length with a 10 minute break once an hour. While there is no test required to complete the class, students are encouraged and expected to actively participate in the seminar discussions in order to receive their Completion Certificate. Topic include:
- Major causes of traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities.
- Defensive Driving Techniques, common distractions and the 3 second rule.
- How to safely react to various situations, driving conditions and when the posted Speed Limit is to fast.
- Traffic Laws and Florida's Implied Consent Law.
- Effects of alcohol and drugs when mixed with driving.
- Legal and financial consequences of a DUI conviction.
We believe in educating our students. Our Instructors keep your attention and will arm you with information about traffic law and other important factors to help you stop receiving Traffic Tickets. Sorry, if you are looking for boring Videos, students will not get those here! One thing is guaranteed, students leave our in person driver improvement classes with a different perspective about the driving environment, plus positive thoughts and techniques to avoid additional traffic violations.
The total tuition for the Traditional Classroom Course is $30.00. The tuition includes the course, classroom materials, all State of Florida fees, certificate processing and your certificate. Your original Completion Certificate (for the Court) and a copy is provided immediately at the end of the class.
Students need to pre-register using the Online Enrollment Page. Once we receive your Enrollment Request, we verify your requirement, check appropriate DMV / Court Records and will send a "confirmation" email to you. Students should register as early as possible to guarantee a space for the date of your choice.
There are Never any Hidden Fees at Nations Traffic Safety School!
Course Completion Certificates are printed and provided to students at the end of the class. You will receive two copies before you leave class.
- A Signed original with a unique Certificate Number. This copy is for the Clerk of the Courts and needs to be delivered to satisfy your Court Orders and Elections to avoid Points.
- A second copy is provided as a receipt for your records. We suggest students file this as a backup copy with your other important documents.
The 4 hour BDI course can also be taken voluntarily for Insurance Discount Purposes (F.S. 627.06501). If you are 50 or older, taking the class will qualify you for up to a 10% discount on your auto insurance. Do you Qualify?
The 4 hour driving course may not be taken as an "Election" for point reduction/removal by operators that have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). You may only take a defensive driving course for point reduction if it is Court Ordered by a judge. Call us or the Court for more information.
- Effective July 1,2005 the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will assess points to all individuals with a Florida CDL whether or not the violation occurred in a private or commercial vehicle.
- If you possess a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the 4 hour DDS Florida Traffic School course may only be taken for personal fulfillment and edification as an "election". NO POINTS WILL BE REMOVED for the completion of this course by any driver with a Florida CDL unless you have been Court Ordered to take the class!