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Completing traffic school in Kentucky can help you meet 3 goals:
We've provided you with a guide for each of these different scenarios, to help you determine the steps you'll need to take before you begin your Kentucky traffic school course.
Point reduction in Kentucky requires a referral by the Division of Driver Licensing (DDL), so even if you haven't recently received a traffic ticket, you'll need to contact the DDL to request permission. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
The DDL will inform you of how many points you may reduce from your license. You must wait to receive a letter from the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing before you may enroll in your point reduction course.
The state of Kentucky requires you to complete your course within 30 days and submit your proof of completion within that time frame as well. We will report your course completion to the state after you finish your final exam, but it's also a good idea to have a copy of your Completion Certificate for your own records, in case the DDL requires you to submit a hard copy.
Wait 2-3 weeks for the court to process your course completion, and then check your driving record. You should see a reduction of the determined amount of points.
Please note that a ticket dismissal WILL NOT prevent the violation from appearing on your 5-year driving record; it will only be dismissed from your 3-year public record. However, the points associated with the ticket WILL be dismissed altogether.
For ticket dismissal, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
If you hold a commercial driver's license, you MAY take traffic school to prevent points from being assessed to your CDL; however, the violation will still appear on both of your driving records (3- and 5-year).
You may not enroll in your traffic school course until you have received an approval letter from the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing.
You have 30 days to complete your course and submit your certificate to your court, per the requirements of the state.
I Drive Safely will mail your proof of completion to your home via whichever shipping method you choose. Standard USPS mail takes 5-8 business days to arrive, so be sure you choose a delivery option which gives you enough time to submit your Completion Certificate to your court within the 30 days allotted.
The state will process your course completion and post the ticket dismissal to your 3-year driving record. You will still see your violation on your 5-year history; however, no points will be assessed to either of your records.
Each provider is different, but most offer a premium reduction of up to 10% for completing a driver safety course. Ask them if you are eligible for such a discount, how much your reduction would be, and how long it would remain in effect.
Typically, you can mail, fax, or hand-deliver your Certificate of Completion to your insurance agent to process. Since you're taking this course voluntarily, you do not need to worry about the state-mandated 30-day completion window which applies for point reduction and ticket dismissal. Take your time!