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Under 25 Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

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The Under 25 Defensive Driver Course (DDC) is a 4 Hour court ordered class.  Sometimes referred to on court papers as "STOP" or "Arrive Alive", it is used by the court as part of the sentencing process to help young adult students become more responsible and courteous drivers.

The Under 25 Defensive Traffic School course can only be attended as a 'Live' class in Florida.  The class is available as a:

  • Traditional Classroom 'In Person' course at our Orlando and Tampa locations or
  • A Live Virtual Video Class using Microsoft Teams

Our school and course curriculums are Certified by the State of Florida and approved in all 67 counties and 20 Judicial Circuits.  Additionally, our Course Completion Certificates are accepted by courts nationwide including Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and New York.

Under 25 Defensive Driver Class Info

The State of Florida County Courts require students to attend the Under 25 Defensive Driver course in a live, real time, setting.  Typical reasons students are court ordered to take an Under 25 Driver Improvement course include:

  • Received multiple infractions in a short period.
  • Exhibited aggressive or immature driving tendencies.
  • Received major violation(s).

This Youthful Driver Improvement course introduces students to the reality of collision probabilities among 16 to 25 years of age drivers.  It helps young adults to change their past negative driving habits through an understanding of how their attitude toward the driving environment, responsibility and choice, stress, peer pressure and adherence to the traffic laws all play a part in their driving behavior.


We believe in educating our students.  Our Instructors keep your attention and will arm you with information about traffic law and other important information to help you become a better, more courteous driver.  Students will leave this course with a different perspective about the driving environment, plus positive thoughts and techniques to avoid additional traffic violations and possible suspensions.

Classroom Course and Locations

The 4 Hour Under 25 DDC is available as an "in person" class two or three times a month at our Tampa location.  The course is also provided virtually once a month through a "Live" video conference class using Microsoft Teams.

Have You Been Court Ordered to attend an Under 25 Defensive Driver Course by a Judge?
Never take the 4 hour BDI Class as a Substitute -- The Court will not accept that Certificate.

Additional Information

Teen Female Driver

Classroom and Virtual 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.

Teen Female DriverThe 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..  Some specific course objectives include:

  • Students investigate how their attitudes and emotions affect their driving behavior.
  • Students explore their current driving behavior and, where needed, learn ways to become a responsible and courteous driver.
  • Students accept responsibility for their actions and understand its impact on their drivers license record and their life.
  • Students are taught to understand they have a choice in the way they operate a motor vehicle.
  • Students make a personal commitment to change their negative driving habits.

Nations instructor's are committed to 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.  One thing is guaranteed, students leave our classes with a different perspective about the driving environment, plus positive thoughts and techniques to avoid additional traffic violations.

The total tuition for the Under 25 Course is $40.00.  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 after completion of your class.

Students are required to pre-enroll using the Online Enrollment Page (sorry no phone registrations).  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.

In Person Classroom Course


All students need to pre-register NLT 3:00 pm the day prior to a scheduled Wednesday or Weekend class using our convenient online enrollment form.  Information on the registration form is validated and students will receive their Enrollment Confirmation by email.

"Live" Virtual Video Conference Class


All virtual video conference students will need to pre-register no later than 5:00 pm Tuesday of a scheduled Thursday class through our online enrollment form.  Information on the registration form is validated and an electronic invoice will be sent to your email account.  You will also receive a link to download a free copy of Microsoft Teams video conference software.

  1. Payment by Credit or Debit Card is due no later than 12:00 pm the day prior to class.  Your payment link will be provided via email once your information and class has been confirmed.
  2. Your Check-In scheduling link is provided after your payment has been received.
  3. You will need to schedule a Check-In via video conference software (Microsoft Teams application) before 4:00 pm one day prior to class.  The Check in will take about 10 to 15 minutes.  We will make sure your Teams software is connected properly and will confirm student ID and a do final check of your court information (needed to produce your certificate).
There are Never any Hidden Fees at Nations Traffic Safety School!

Course Completion Certificates are provided to students after completion of the class.  You will receive two copies.


  1. A Signed original with a unique Certificate Number.  This copy is for the Clerk of the Courts and needs to be delivered by you to satisfy a Court Order.
  2. 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.

In-person students will receive their completion certificates before leaving class.

Virtual students will receive their completion certificates after class has been completed and rosters have been checked to confirm full attendance with time stamps.  Please allow up to 24 hours for those tech gremlins that seem to always know when people need items yesterday.

Our course is Certified in the State of Florida.  Your Certificate will satisfy all Florida County Court Orders that require you to take the STOP/Under 25 DDC, TOAD, Arrive Alive at 25 or an Under 25 Defensive Driver Course including:

  • Orange County (Orlando)
  • Osceola County (Kissimmee)
  • Seminole County
  • Brevard County (Melbourne)
  • Volusia County (Daytona)
  • Broward County (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Polk County (Lakeland)
  • Pinellas County (Clearwater & St Petersburg)
  • Lee County (Fort Myers)
  • Hillsborough County (Tampa)
  • Dade County (Miami)
  • Palm Beach County
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