Protect Your Driving Record
KEEP POINTS OFF YOUR LICENSE!
In Florida, if you are found guilty of committing a moving violation, points will be assessed on your driving record, and if you receive too many points, your driver license will be suspended. Many people don’t realize that they can prevent this from happening by voluntarily electing to take our 4-hour Basic Driver Improvement (BDI) course, also known as Florida traffic school. Be sure to officially notify the court of your intent to take a BDI course prior to registration. Upon successful course completion all you need to do is turn in the completion certificate to the court or other appropriate authority before any applicable deadlines to keep the points from being assessed on your record.
Other reasons for completing our course include:
- Court or Judge Ordered
- Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Ordered for:
- Reckless Driving
- Racing on a Highway
- Passing a Stopped School Bus
- Red Light Running (failure to obey a traffic control device)
Please read our Florida BDI FAQ’s for full course benefits and restrictions.
Preserve Insurance Rates and Benefits
ASK YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY ABOUT DISCOUNTS
As explained above, electing to take BDI voluntarily for a moving violation will prevent your automobile insurance rate from increasing, provided that you were not at fault in a collision. However, there is an additional insurance benefit for attending BDI that you might be able to take advantage of. If you did NOT commit a moving violation and you voluntarily complete a 4-hour Basic Driver Improvement course, you may be eligible to receive a discount up to 10%. Make sure to check with your insurance company first for details on their discount programs.
Eligibility and Requirements
In order to obtain the benefits associated with attending BDI, you will need to meet the following eligibility requirements:
- You may only elect to take a BDI course once every 12 months.
- You may only elect to take a BDI course five times in your lifetime.
- You must not hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
If you have elected to take the BDI course in the past twelve months, you may still be eligible to take the 8-hour Intermediate Driver Improvement (IDI) course to receive the points-saving benefit. Eligibility for this option will depend on your county, so please contact the court where your citation was received for verification prior to registering.