When you choose to attend a Florida traffic school, the options can be nearly limitless. Here’s a short guide to help you pick the best traffic school in Florida.
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) in Florida will have a list of all the approved schools they have licensed. They will not endorse any specific school, but this list can be a great starting point. You can find a complete list of DHSMV approved courses at http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/bdis.html.
Types of Classes
There are many different types of classes available through traffic school in Florida. You can choose a traditional in-class course, a comedy-themed course (to make the day go by faster) or correspondence and online courses for those with busy lifestyles. You will also need to look at why you are taking the course. Some courses may offer a simple 4 hour class, while others may take as long as 16 hours. If you’ve been court ordered to attend traffic school, you will need to find a class that meets the requirements.
Places such as the American Safety Institute offer courses that will fulfill your obligations in Florida, and may also offer courses for other states as well. Additionally, they offer courses such as anger management, which is becoming more commonly court ordered. If you have to take more than one course, try looking at one of these companies that offers multiple course listings to get all the courses done at one time.
It’s a good idea to enroll in a course that will offer a written certificate at the completion of the course. This will allow you to retain proof that a driver improvement or defensive driving course was taken. This can often get you discounts later on with regards to your vehicle insurance premiums.