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Florida Driver Handbook: Basic Driver Improvement Courses

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Florida Driver Handbook: Basic Driver Improvement Courses

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8. Driving Schools

You must complete a basic driver improvement course (Traffic Collision Avoidance Course) if you want to retain your driver license in the following circumstance:

  • You were a driver in a crash and are found at fault and someone was transported to the hospital or
  • You had two crashes in a two-year period, which resulted in property damage greater than $500 or
  • You are convicted of running a red light or
  • You were convicted of passing a school bus when it displays a stopped signal or
  • You were convicted of racing on highway

If you receive a ticket for a non-criminal moving violation, and you do not hold a commercial driver license, you may elect to attend a basic driver improvement course in lieu of points on your driving record.

In some cases, you may choose to attend a basic driver improvement course to receive insurance discounts. This discount is solely at the discretion of your insurance company.