Recently get a ticket you’re trying to dismiss? Are you looking to save some money on your car insurance? Has your boss recently required you to take a driver safety course as a condition of employment? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you are clearly in the market for a traffic school course, but what’s the best way to get traffic school marked off your to-do list?
As with most anything else in our lives, the answer to that last question is “to-do” it online. Sure, you could go to a classroom, and classroom courses can be fun. However, an internet course is probably the best option if you lead the same busy life that most of us do.
If you’ve already started shopping for a course, you might be overwhelmed at this point. We don’t blame you at all; Arizona has a lot of traffic school providers. How do you know where to begin?
We’d like to give you a hand here. We’re going to discuss eligibility requirements for Arizona driver safety courses and give a quick review of the five Arizona providers that we think are the best. And, if you don’t agree with us, we’ll also provide a list of all the current providers in the state. Get ready to do some scrolling; it’s a pretty long list.
Who Is Eligible to Attend Traffic School?
The answer to that question depends on why you are taking the course. If you were taking it for a job requirement or an insurance discount, there are no restrictions on whether or not you can take a course. On the other hand, if ticket dismissal is your goal, the Arizona Supreme Court has some rules you must follow.
BTW—If this is your first time taking a driver safety course, you may notice that sometimes I say defensive driving, and other times I say traffic school. In Arizona, the Supreme Court calls driver safety courses defensive driving but it seems most providers call it traffic school. Don’t worry, whatever it’s called, either one will get the job done.
The Arizona Supreme Court lays out some basic conditions for ticket dismissal. To be eligible, a driver must meet the following criteria:
- A candidate cannot have attended a defensive driving course for a citation issued within the past 12 months.
- The current violation must be on the list of eligible violations.
- Candidates receiving multiple violations are only eligible to dismiss one of them.
- Candidates involved in serious injury or fatality accidents are not eligible for dismissal.
- Candidates who are holders of Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDLs) are eligible only if:
- They were driving a vehicle requiring a Class D or a Class M license at the time of the citation.
- The vehicle was not being used for commercial purposes.
- The driver meets the other eligibility requirements for non-commercial driver’s license holders.
Did you tick all the boxes? Then let’s find you a course.
Our Recommendations for Arizona Defensive Driving
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Let’s Break ‘Em Down
Traffic School by My Improv
My Improv started in the driving business over 30 years ago and was founded in partnership with the World-Famous Improv Comedy Club. Their course was written by professional Hollywood writers and the curriculum, while addressing a serious subject, does so in a humorous and light-hearted way. As an added bonus, they will throw in four tickets to your nearest Improv comedy Club if you choose their course.
- Actual student reviews
- Guillermo G. says, “I really recommend this online driving school…”
- Saurabh G. says, “The entire process is simple, with a nice interface!”
- Casey W. says, “As blissful as traffic school can get.”
- Advantages of MyImprov
- Short (as little as two-question) unit quizzes
Go To Traffic School
GoToTrafficSchool entered the driver safety industry in 1999. They have served over 4,000,000 satisfied customers since then, so they must be doing something right! Another unique offering is that they offer a money-back guarantee. If you are disappointed in their course in any way, you don’t pay, even if you get all the way to the final exam.
- Actual student reviews
- Wendy says, “Very thorough study of the traffic laws…”
- Bob says, “Easy questions, easy school.”
- Curtis says, “Very easy site to navigate through.”
- Advantages of Go To Traffic School
- Animations and videos keep things moving
- Same-day certificate processing
- Money-back guarantee
Traffic School To Go
Established in 1997, Traffic School To Go is a well-established branch of the American Safety Council. Their course will qualify you for point removal, ticket dismissal, and no insurance premium increases. In addition, if you get stuck at any point during your course, they offer live chat 24/7.
- Actual student reviews
- Gilbert P. says, “Comprehensive, clearly presented, well organized, interesting and informative.”
- Leonardo P. says, “It is a good experience.”
- Kurella M. says, “Good web interface.”
- Advantages of Traffic School To Go
- Backed by the American Safety Council
- 100% Online Diversion and Court-Ordered Courses
- 24/7, U.S. Based, Live Chat Support
If None of These “, Float Your Boat”
Arizona has more (a LOT more) online defensive driving/traffic school choices. Here’s a list of all the ones we know of.
If you have more questions about Arizona traffic tickets, we have more answers.
Complete List of Arizona Supreme Court Approved Traffic Schools
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