Indiana Driver Safety Program

When it comes to driving, we all have a large responsibility to keep the roadways and highways safe. Driver improvement benefitsAccording to the National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 77 percent of fatal crashes are due to driver error and more than 60 percent of drivers consider other drivers a major personal threat to themselves and their family.

In order to help promote safe driving, you are able to take an Indiana driver safety program to learn how to become a better and safer driver. A driver improvement course will also help keep your Indiana auto insurance premiums low and help dismiss an Indiana traffic ticket you might have.

Driving Record Points

When you receive a moving traffic violation, Indiana law allows courts to order the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to suspend the driving privilege of a motorist and/or assign points to their driving record. The amount of points assessed to the driving record of the violator is determined by the seriousness of the offense. Each Indiana traffic ticket ranges from two (2) to eight (8) points and will stay active on the driving record of the violator for two years, starting from the conviction date of the citation.

In addition, if you acquire 18 or more points on your driving record within a two (2) year period, the consequences could be severe. You will be required to attend an administrative hearing held by the Indiana BMV. Here, the presiding officer will determine whether your license will be suspended for 30 days to one year, be placed on probation, and impose additional requirements not listed along with attending an Indiana Driver Safety Program. Some violators may be able to complete the Indiana Driver Safety Program as an alternative to having their driver’s licenses suspended.

Furthermore, if you have received two (2) or more Indiana traffic tickets within a 12-month period, you will be required to take the driver improvement course, per Indiana State law. If you are a driver under the age of 18, you will also be required to take the driver improvement course if you are convicted of two (2) or more violations, involved in two (2) or more collisions, or a combination of these. If you fail to complete the driver safety course by your assigned completion date, you will have your driving privileges suspended. Your Indiana auto insurance rates will also skyrocket.

Below, you will find a list of the most common traffic citations in the State of Indiana and their point value.

indiana point system

In order to keep your Indiana auto insurance at a low rate and keep your license from being suspended, you will need to participate in the Indiana Online Driver Improvement Course. This program is also offered in the form of a booklet or a DVD. If you have questions on how the Indiana driver safety program works, you can visit our Introduction to Indiana Defensive Driving page or Contact Us 24/7.

indiana driver safety program registration button

Indiana BMV Approved

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I take the Indiana Online Driver Improvement course?

    Most drivers take our course to remove traffic ticket points from their driving records. They choose us because we are approved by the Indiana BMV, our course is fast and easy, and we are a reputable company with millions of satisfied customers over the past 16 years. You may have been asked by your employer to reinforce safe driving habits, or just want to enhance your knowledge of traffic laws. Seniors and teens also take the course to improve their safety behind the wheel.

  • Which course should I take?

    Most drivers choose the basic course to remove up to four (4) points from their driving record and to protect themselves from possible auto insurance rate hikes. Mature drivers age 55+ benefit most from the mature driving course. Commercial drivers find the truck driver course works best for them. We recommended that you choose the course that best suits your needs.

  • Can I take the course from a booklet instead of online?

    Yes. Simply register for our course by clicking here and select "Booklet" in the course method box and choose the booklet that you would prefer.

  • How do I receive course credit?

    Upon completion, we will automatically submit your certificate directly to the Indiana BMV on your behalf. We also send you a copy of your certificate via USPS mail so that you may submit it to the court.

  • How quickly can I complete the course?

    Our online defensive driving course will take you four (4) hours to complete. The course is timed so that you spend a minimum amount of time reading each section before moving on to the next section. You will see a timer in the upper right corner of each section. When the timer reaches 0:00, you may proceed to the next section.

  •

Stay Connected

Latest Blog

National Women's History Month: Road Warriors Mar 23

March is National Women's History Month and we've spent the month celebrating some remarkable women ... Read More