PHOENIX, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Defensive driving courses are generally taken to remove driving points from a driver's record. Usually, only minor violations can be eliminated with a defensive driving course. A minor violation results in three additional points to your driving record, and thus, a defensive driving course eliminates three points. If your driving record is pristine, drivers can take defensive driving courses to earn an insurance discount. First, however, check with your insurance company to see if they offer the discount (some don't).
"Defensive driving school is typically useful for individuals with a decent driving record or a minor traffic violation," said David Hastings, founder of Hastings and Hastings.
Students of a defensive driving course can expect to sink around four and a half hours into the course. After completing the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion which is then mailed to the insurance company to reap a discount. The Arizona State Traffic Court will also be notified of your successful completion, and your minor traffic violation will be eliminated.
Those who are not Arizona residents should coordinate with their local defensive driving provider to find an out of state option. For those looking to find an Arizona state authorized defensive driving course, courses can be found here.
Indeed, defensive driving courses offer more than a mulligan on your driving record. Drivers who have taken the defensive driving course tend to be safer, more aware drivers.
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