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This course is used by individual Illinois 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.

Select this course if you were referred by your insurance company for Policy Discount / Mature Driver Program.


Select this course if you were referred by your employer to complete a safe driver program.


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From students who took our Defensive Driving Courses in Illinois.

  • I loved this course very informative and useful!
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    Kingshuk M., IL
  • The comical parts made it fun. Yes- I said fun. I have told several people about this course and they will be taking it also. Being able to do this on the computer has made it super easy because it’s at my convenience.
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    Sueann R., IL
  • The Improv Online Traffic School was informative in an entertaining way. It was a fun and well thought out presentation. I really liked the convenience of taking this class online. It enabled me to do take the course, which I had needed to renew, without taking a day off of work.
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    Eileen H., IL
  • I wish I had done this sooner. It was very informative and even remembered a lot of facts that I passed on to my daughters. I really enjoyed this wonderful online defensive driving class.
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    Kathryn M., IL
  • I enjoyed the course – it was interesting and entertaining.
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    Carla P., IL
  • I would highly recommend this class compared with others I have taken. Thanks for the improved experience.
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    Keaton H., IL
  • This course for nice and relaxing to take having the comedy breaks really helped keep me focused and motivated to breeze through more chapters. Thank You for turning a chore into a pleasure.
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    Melinda G., IL
  • Awesome online driving school. Kept me interested and laughing.
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    Araceli R., IL
  • I enjoyed the experience, particularly liked the appeal of being able to structure the class around my schedule. it was entertaining.
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    Stacy B., IL
  • Very entertaining! Way better than sitting in a classroom.
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    Patrick R., IL
  • Great course, very easy to understand and very informative.
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    Nizamudeen M., IL
  • This course was very informational and engaging.
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    Miguel T., IL
  • It was a very interesting and very easy to use online course. I would recommend it to others interested in a defensive driving course.
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    Robyn B., IL
  • I really liked the course and I will definitely recommend it to friends.
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    Jose A., IL
  • There were some facts and points that I now consider. One is the damage one can sustain from s slow speed crash. Another is how pointless it is to speed when it really doesn’t make a difference in the long run.
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    Ivan E., IL
  • Fantastic course, good comedy breaks in the middle really helped out a lot! hopefully I’ll never have to do traffic school again, but if I do, I’m coming back to this site for sure!
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    Ian A., IL
  • Your course is very instructive and interesting. At first I thought I’d breeze over some information but I ended up reading the chapters because I was learning things that I know will help me be a better and more safer driver.
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    Steven O., IL
  • I love it, I should have taken this course this course many years ago. I have seen many aggressive driver break the law. I think its important that all drivers should take this course.
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    Robert L., IL
  • I enjoyed and learned a lot during this course.
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    Donna T., IL
  • This defensive driving course has already made me a better driver. Thank you!
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    Michael H., IL
  • Wonderful experience and now I will be a more aware and better driver.
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    Tyler B., IL
  • Surprisingly the test was actually somewhat entertaining. I expected long passages of boring texts, but an assortment of comical lines makes reading much less of a chore.
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    Alexander J., IL
  • Great course! The website was easy to use, the material was well presented, and enjoyable to read through/watch!
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    Alaina S., IL
  • The course was interesting and helped improve my knowledge of the road.
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Illinois Defensive Driving

More information to help you make the right choice.

A defensive driving course and a traffic school need to be legitimate and recognized by the Illinois SOS. You can be eligible to take a class on defensive driving in Illinois if:

  • You have committed a traffic violation.
  • Your driver's license is suspended.
  • You want to reduce your car insurance premium.

You may be forced to take the course due to court orders, or you may take it voluntarily for your own benefits. Either way, you'll come away with a greater store of knowledge on how to avoid an accident or traffic violation later on.

Even if you can't get a discount on your auto insurance or can't get your ticket dropped, you will still get the rewards of driving defensively.

In this article, you will find out about the instances that may require taking a course on defensive driving in Illinois, and you will also learn about who to contact to learn more about these programs.

Illinois Defensive Driving Course: When to Take It

You are qualified to take a defensive driving course if you:

  • Want a traffic violation dropped.
  • Don't want increased insurance rates.
  • Want to keep your license from getting suspended.
  • Want to lower you car insurance premiums.

Moreover, court orders may require that you complete a defensive driving course in order to get your driver's license reinstated.

Your qualification status for taking a course will be decided by the IL SOS, your insurance provider, or your local traffic court. Your eligibility will be based on your past driving record.

If you qualify, you have the option to either take your course in a classroom or online.

When having to take a defensive driving course to satisfy course requirements, you will receive information such as:

  • A deadline for finishing your defensive driving course.
  • The type of course required for you to take.
  • Other documents and fees required.

If you are voluntarily taking a course for defensive driving in Illinois, the deadline will be decided by the organization providing your course.

For further details, contact:

  • An Illinois DMV.
  • Your traffic court.
  • Your insurance provider.

Don't forget that when you commit a traffic offense, you are subject to fines, points against your license, and a possible license suspension.

Illinois Traffic School and Car Insurance Discounts

Depending on who your insurance provider is, you may qualify for taking a course on defensive driving in Illinois to earn a safe driver discount.

For further details and to see if you qualify, talk to your auto insurance provider.

Illinois Defensive Driving Course Specifics

The topics in both the online and classroom versions of the course will generally be the same. These topics include:

  • Techniques for defensive driving.
  • Habits of safe driving.
  • Illinois traffic laws.
  • Cooperating with all those who share the road.

These courses will generally take about 4-12 hours of your time. If you would like to complete the course at your own pace and at your convenience, consider taking it online.

You will need to successfully pass a final exam at the end of your course, and most courses give you multiple retakes.

You will get your certificate of completion after passing your final exam.

Whatever your reason may be for taking one of these courses, you will likely have to submit your certificate to:

  • The Illinois DMV.
  • Your local traffic court.
  • Your auto insurance provider.