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Got a ticket? It happens to the best of us. Fortunately, Ticket School’s online Louisiana Defensive Driving Course (aka Louisiana Driver Improvement Course) may be able to help you get that traffic citation dismissed. What’s more, completing the course may enable you to preserve your current insurance rates or even lower your premiums.

Our online driving course runs on Windows, Apple and Android operating systems. You can work on the course at your own pace, whenever you like, on your computer, tablet or smartphone. As with all Ticket School courses, you’ll get top-quality content, with interactive animations, helpful videos and engaging graphics to help you learn what you need to know.

Why take a defensive driving course in Louisiana?

Traffic tickets can translate into higher insurance rates, and if you accumulate too many violations, even minor ones, the state can suspend your driving privileges. In addition, Louisiana participates in the Problem Driver Pointer System, which tracks problem drivers nationally. That’s why it’s always best to address tickets proactively.

If you’ve been cited for a traffic violation in Louisiana, you may be able to get your ticket dismissed by taking our online Louisiana course. Our registration process can automatically confirm eligibility for courts in some parishes, but you may need to check with the individual court in the jurisdiction that issued your ticket. Contact the court specified on your ticket to see whether completing our Louisiana Defensive Driving Course will enable you to keep the ticket off your record and avoid the costly penalties associated with your citation.

Act quickly to avoid penalties

Your traffic ticket will specify how much time you have to respond to it. If the court approves your request to take a defensive driving course in lieu of paying a fine, you’ll need to sign up at TicketSchool and complete the course by the deadline. Once you finish, you’ll immediately get a free, printable completion certificate. You must submit this certificate to the court on or before the due date noted on your ticket.

Benefits of a defensive driving course

Not only can our online course help you get your ticket dismissed, it could also lower your insurance premiums. If you complete our online Louisiana defensive driving course voluntarily, your car insurance carrier may reduce your rates. Ask your insurance agent about available discounts.

You can e-mail a copy of your completion certificate right from your computer to your agent. If you prefer a hard copy of your certificate, you can print it out yourself or call us at 1-800-558-9887 to have it sent to you via U.S. mail.

How does the online driving course work?

During registration, you’ll indicate why you are taking the course. If you are hoping to get a ticket dismissed, you’ll need to select the Parrish and court where the citation was issued. After supplying all the requested information, you’ll get a login code. You’ll also need to answer a few security questions to verify your identity.

Once you are signed up for the course, you can log in and log out whenever you like. We’ll remember your device and save your work for you. It typically takes about six hours to go through all the material in our Louisiana Driver Improvement Course, but you can take as much time as you need.

The course ends with a brief, multiple-choice exam. You can take the test as many times as you need to pass.

Even if you’re not eligible for lower insurance rates or a ticket dismissal right now, taking a Louisiana defensive driving course can help make you make better decisions as a driver and spare you future trouble. Research shows that the Ticket School online defensive driving courses effectively promote road safety and is helpful in reducing the possibility of future crashes or infractions.

To learn more, or for help getting started, call us at 1-800-558-9887.