This course is used by individual Connecticut courts and traffic enforcement agencies for ticket dismissal as part of the traffic ticket adjudication. Complete this course only if you were given permission or ordered by the court or regulatory agency.
Select this course if you were referred by your insurance company for Policy Discount / Mature Driver Program.
Take this DOT-Approved 6 Hours course to get auto insurance discount. The general age requirement for this course in the state of Connecticut is 55+.
Note: For those who are below age 70, the insurance discount expires every 3 years. For those who are 70+, the insurance discount expires every 2 years. You can come back and take the same course again once your insurance discount expires.
Access your Connecticut Defensive Driving Course anywhere, anytime from any device. We just ask that you don't do it while driving.
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Created by the famed Improv Comedy Club, our Improv Defensive Driving Course provides a convenient and cost-effective way to complete your defensive driving class online. Based on a simple notion that a defensive driving course doesn’t have to be dry and boring, our Connecticut Defensive Driver Course has undergone numerous studies and have proven effective in reducing future tickets and accidents.
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10 simple chapters on an easy to navigate page. If you are not ready to pay, you can start the course now with no obligations. You will be directed to the payment page once you complete Chapter 1.
Proceed and complete the course all at once or a little at a time. There are 6 short chapters, 5 question review quizzes (no passing grade required), and a 25 question exit quiz. Continue on any device at any time. We stand behind your satisfaction with a 100% Money Back guarantee.
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Just complete 10 easy chapters.Our Connecticut Defensive Driving Course is completed online, making it quick and easy. Start at work (it will be our little secret), do a little at lunch, Come back another day over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop, and you can always do it at home! Your pace, your time, your place.
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From students who took our Defensive Driving Courses in Connecticut.
The information was presented very well. It was entertaining while still being very informative. Your course is the best presentation meeting the ultimate goal of helping the student to become a safer, more alert, thoughtful, careful, prepared and informed driver.
Susan C., CT
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George R., CT
The way the content was written made it easy to learn!
Gregory K., CT
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Reinaldo L., CT
It was surprising well done and informative. I actually felt like it made it into a learning experience and something that made up for the disappointment of having to pay for a ticket. Thanks!
Jeffrey B., CT
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Lakea J., CT
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Kylie G., CT
This was the best driving school I have ever attended and I have learned a lot and this course have opened my eyes to drive more careful and more safe a respect people on the road
Ronald B., CT
Wonderful course!! I liked it very much. It gave me a lot of tips. Although I am a careful driver, I have to tell all my friends about this course.
Jacob G., CT
My husband and I just finished the course and now our four kids are taking it. It was fun and informative. After 33 years of good driving you really do realize there are some things that you forget about or don’t realize you could do differently.
Nancy C., CT
Great course. Much more convenient than spending hours in a class.
Richard R., CT
I found the course very helpful and informative. I have suggested it to several of my friends and coworkers in an effort to help mankind on the road.
David S., CT
Great and easy experience to be completed at ones leisure.
Lizzette S., CT
Very informative and convenient to do. The test is educational.
Mukul V., CT
I actually learned a few things and I have been driving for over 50 years!!
Diane S., CT
The course was very informative and I really did learn a lot about all the correct rules of driving.
Kelly L., CT
Very good use of comedy! Kept your attention and got the point across!
Deanna J., CT
I really enjoyed taking this course because I learned a lot of facts I did not know before hand. I am only 20 years old and I remembered a lot from my drivers education class, but I learned a lot still by taking this course.
Danielle C., CT
Took course through internet first time ever in my life. It was very easy, relaxing, fun and interesting.
Misuk B., CT
You were recommended to me by a family member and I am very glad I took their recommendation. I really did learn a lot of things I did not know (or forgot) about driving. Also saw how my attitude is a major factor in how I got a ticket, I was in a rush because I left late and blamed everyone else on the road for driving too slow. Yea right, my bad!
Margaret H., CT
The humor definitely made this course palatable! I would recommend this course hands-down to anyone needing to do traffic school.
Nadeen H., CT
I wish I did not have to complete the course, but I had a great time.
Eugene R., CT
I felt it was more convenient to take it at home where you could stop and start as needed. The content kept my interest. The humor aspect made the course much more enjoyable. Would definitely take this course again.
Cheryl B., CT
Connecticut Defensive Driving
More information to help you make the right choice.
If you are found guilty of traffic violations it can affect your driving record by having points added to it by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you obtain too many points your license can be suspended or you will have to take a mandatory operator retraining program.
If you need to have traffic tickets dismissed or to get your car insurance premiums reduced defensive driving courses are an excellent option for you.
If you voluntarily sign up to take a defensive driving course you will learn essential information on becoming a safer driver and how to avoid accidents and future traffic tickets. You may also be eligible for lower insurance rates.
The following information will inform you about Connecticut’s defensive driving courses as well as operator retraining programs.
Operator Retraining Programs in Connecticut
The Connecticut DMV will require you to participate in an operator retraining program or driver improvement course if you are:
Guilty of driving in a construction zone on the highway in excess of 75MPH.
A CDL driver and was guilty of driving in excess of 65 MPH in a highway construction zone.
Guilty of receiving two suspensions or violations and are under 24 years old.
Guilty of receiving three suspensions or violations and are 25 years old or older.
If the Connecticut DMV requires you to complete traffic school they will provide you with a deadline to complete the course.
For more information on your local traffic school or driver improvement programs you should contact one of the following:
National Traffic Safety Institute: (866) 455-6874.
The National Safety Council: (800) 210-6407.
Driver Education Station: (800) 381-8729.
A Better Connecticut Driver: (866) 236-6989.
You can expect to spend 4 hours in your defensive driving course and it will cost you approximately $60 to complete.
NOTE: Online courses are not available at this time through the Connecticut DMV for those needing to complete the operator retraining requirements.
Your driver’s license can be suspended if you do not meet the deadline that the Connecticut DMV has set for you.
Connecticut Defensive Driving Options
Even if the Connecticut DMV hasn’t required you to attend traffic school you can still voluntarily sign up to:
Get traffic tickets dismissed as well as any driving record points.
Acquire a lower insurance rate for your car.
The court that is handling your tickets or your insurance company will determine if you are eligible to benefit from taking defensive driving classes.
Traffic School Can Get Tickets Dismissed
If you recently pleaded not guilty to minor traffic violations your court may give you the option of dismissing your tickets by completing a defensive driving course.
Each individual case is determined by the courts depending on exactly what the offense is.
Earn Car Insurance Discounts in Connecticut
To earn insurance discounts for your car you have the option of voluntarily taking defensive driving courses.
Usually insurance companies only offer discounts to teens or senior citizens over the age of 62. However, many companies offer it regardless of age now, so check with your current company to see if you are eligible.
Details for Defensive Driving Courses in Connecticut
Whether you are required by the courts to take a defensive driving course or sign up voluntarily the classes will include the following subjects:
Traffic laws in Connecticut.
Respecting other drivers on the road.
Good driving attitude and habits.
Safe driving practices.
After you complete a 4 hour course you will be required to take a final exam.
After you pass the final exam, the course provider will send your certificate of completion to the court handling your case. You will also be provided with a copy for your records.
If you are required to take the course due to traffic violation you will have to complete it in a classroom setting. However, if you voluntarily sign up for a defensive driving course you may have the option of taking the course online.
Before you sign up for a course you should check with your court or insurance provider to see if it will benefit you.