How to Take an Online Defensive Driving Course in New Mexico
In New Mexico, you may attend a defensive driving course for ticket and point dismissal associated with a traffic ticket, or to fulfill a court order if your license is suspended. Additionally, our New Mexico defensive driving course may also be taken voluntarily to earn a discount on your monthly auto insurance rates.
The process for each distinct reason can be unique, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide for each to make things as convenient and clear as possible for you. If you have any further questions, you can always contact our customer support team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How to Dismiss a Traffic Ticket & Points Associated With It
- Contact your court and request permission to attend a defensive driving course.
On an individual basis, a judge may grant you the option to attend a driver improvement course in lieu of a violation conviction. Contact your court by phone or in person before the date listed on your ticket, and inquire as to whether you are eligible for ticket dismissal through a defensive driving program.
- Enroll in and complete your I Drive Safely New Mexico Court-Referred Defensive Driving course.
Your court may or may not give you a time frame within which you must register for and complete your course. Make sure to verify this information before you begin studying so you don’t miss any deadlines! (Although our course is entirely self-paced without any time frame to follow, your court may not be as lenient as we are.)
- Submit your certificate of completion to your court.
We will mail you a copy of your completion certificate, which you must then take to your court to provide proof of course completion. The court will process your ticket and point dismissal.
- Check your driving record.
It’s always a good idea to follow up on your citation to be sure that it has been dismissed from your driving record.
How to Fulfill a Court Requirement for License Suspension
- Enroll in and complete your I Drive Safely New Mexico Point Suspension course.
If you accumulate too many points on your driver’s license, the court will suspend it for a period of 1 year. If, at your court hearing, the judge also orders you to complete a defensive driving course, you may enroll in our state approved Point Suspension course to fulfill this court requirement.
- Submit your certificate of completion to the court.
You will likely have a deadline by which you must complete your point suspension course. As our course is self-paced, you may work through it at your leisure, but make sure to finish it in time to receive your completion certificate before it needs to be delivered to the court.
If you find yourself in a time crunch, you may upgrade to expedited shipping, and we will send your certificate to you as soon as the morning after you finish your course.
- Follow up with your court.
After your course completion has been processed, the court will tell you the next steps to take in order to reinstate your driver’s license. As each person’s driving history and reinstatement requirements are different, these steps cannot be generalized here. It’s best to follow up with your court to find out what you need to do next to get your license back.
How to Earn a Discount on Your Monthly Insurance Rates
- Contact your insurance provider for discount details and eligibility requirements.
Ask whether your insurance company offers a safe driving discount for completing a defensive driving course. If so, make sure to verify:
- What your rate reduction will be
- How long it will be in place
- Whether you have the option for renewal
- When it will go into effect
- Enroll in and complete your New Mexico Defensive Driving course.
- Submit your certificate of completion to your insurance company.
We will send you a completion certificate which you can mail, fax, or hand-deliver to your insurance agent.
- Enjoy your reduced insurance rate!