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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 employer to complete a safe driver program.


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Illinois Defensive Driving

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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.