How it Works – 8 Hour Traffic School in Florida
It’s no joke – the process of enrolling, completing, and processing traffic school can be confusing. Thankfully, we’ve compiled an exhaustive list of processes for navigating the Florida traffic school system into handy guides based on your specific type of course.
This covers the Florida 8-hour traffic school course. Take this course if you’ve received two or more traffic tickets in a period of 12 months, and the court has referred you to complete a driver improvement course. Some counties may also allow you to take this course if you have already completed the 4-hour BDI course.
How to Fulfill a Court-Mandated Traffic School Requirement
1. Receive notification from the court of your traffic school requirement.
Habitual traffic offenders will be notified that they must attend an advanced driver improvement course above the 4-hour BDI course. You may be required to appear in court by the date on your citation, or you may receive instructions by mail.
2. Enroll in and complete your I Drive Safely Florida 8-hour traffic school course.
3. Submit your completion certificate to the court within the deadline specified.
Each court will give directions on how they wish your certificate to be submitted (fax, mail, in person, etc.), and each will give you a time frame after you’ve finished your course within which to submit your certificate.
4. Check your driving record to verify your point reduction.
Make sure the DHSMV has received your completion certificate and has given you credit for your traffic school course. Though the violation will remain on your record, the points associated with it should be removed.