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This course is used by individual Iowa 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 Iowa 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.


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


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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 Iowa Defensive Driver Course has undergone numerous studies and have proven effective in reducing future tickets and accidents.

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Just complete 10 easy chapters.Our Iowa 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 Iowa.

  • Not bad; I liked the humor, and I liked that your program was less visually cluttered than most other traffic school sites I looked at.
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    Candice L., IA
  • A nice way to learn at my own pace.
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    Diane S., IA
  • Liked the course.. being able to complete it on my own time is a big plus. Plus it was very informative and entertaining.
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    Joel I., IA
  • Very grateful for this format – as a single mother with two kids I could do this from the comfort of my home, rather than figuring out what to do with the kids while I sat in a classroom!
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    Barbara P., IA
  • Amazing. Simply amazing. I have never experienced a perfect blend of fun and learning like this before. I had great laughs along the way and learned a handful of vital new things concerning traffic rules and road safety that I was personally unaware of prior to taking this course. Hands down one of the most entertaining and informative programs out there. I am definitely recommending this driving school to everyone.
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    Carl I., IA
  • I really enjoyed the course. It was very informative and I enjoyed the video’s. It was entertaining as well and educational. It kept your interest in the various subject matters.
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    Elizabeth M., IA
  • Very informative. In that driving is a privilege, all drivers today should be required to take this course periodically. This should be made a law. There is no excuse for driving while impaired, road rage, and the breaking the rules. Just think…how many lives would be saved if delinquent drivers were made to take and pass this course having learned to drive the right way.
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    Joseph B., IA
  • Excellent course, enjoyed taking it.
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    Bessalel Y., IA
  • I thank you for making this available for me. The reminders were valuable making me more aware of situations, and events I may have become lax in regarding safety on the road.
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    Joseph E., IA
  • Best class ever. It makes the best out of a bad situation and made the punishment more bearable!
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    Aimee L., IA
  • It was nice to take the course at my own pace. I learned things that were interesting as well as necessary to improve my driving skills.
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    Michael V., IA
  • Traffic school was actually fun!
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    Gina B., IA
  • Unlike many classes that I have taken throughout my career, this one had easy to read material and entertaining videos and comic strips.
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    Alexandria H., IA
  • Really nice course to take. I would advertise this to my family and friends. Very convenient and you can take it at your own pace. I will definitely take this online course again!!!
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    Abdelkadr A., IA
  • I really learned a great deal in this course, I am now trying to be a more defensive driver.
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    Darla S., IA
  • The course was very engaging, I like the pictures and the comics to really emphasize the importance of each point made. Good job!! Definitely recommend to anyone who needs to take this class or should take this class as a refresher.
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    Grace L., IA
  • This is the best online driving school course I have taken. Although I have not taken many, it was the funniest and most entertaining. Believe it or not, but I learned a bit more due to the fact that it was entertaining.
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    Patri P., IA
  • This made traffic school a breeze and was totally worth it!
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    Megan F., IA
  • Great job for people that need to do the course at home and can not get to an all-day classroom.
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    Michael Z., IA
  • I initially did not believe an on-line one could be that effective. After completing it, I am a TRUE believer and a changed driver. I highly recommend this alternative delivery method by Improv!
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    Ramoncito D., IA
  • Great course! Covered pertinent material but in an entertaining way. Thanks!
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    Lea H., IA
  • I am a truck driver and see and do a lot of the different habits out there. I didn’t have time to sit in a course on there given hrs. It worked out just fine for me all the way around.
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    Thomas R., IA
  • Great computer class. I enjoyed it a lot more than in a classroom.
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    Shirley S., IA
  • Good refresher coarse. Everyone should take this every so often to keep themselves sharp.
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    Michael S., IA

Iowa Defensive Driving

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Facts on Iowa Defensive Driving

The Iowa Department of Transportation mandates that if get many moving violations and you are found guilty of those charges, you may be required to enroll in a defensive driving course.

For persons who may undertake a voluntary traffic school course, upon successful completion of the course, you may qualify for a car insurance discount.

Any one may take a defensive driving course which offers those who take the course not only opportunity to improve their driving skills, but also may reduce the possibility of such person getting a traffic ticket in future.

You will learn more about the defensive driving/driver improvement education in addition to understand where to go to gain more information about it.

How to enroll in Iowa Traffic Course

The traffic school /Defensive driving programs of Iowa would help you achieve the following:

  • Receive a discount on auto insurance
  • Comply with Iowa traffic Court judgment
  • Remove the chances of your driver license being suspended
  • Get reinstatement of your suspended license
  • Get a discharge of any pending traffic tickets

It is possible you may have the opportunity to do your defensive driving course either online or in classroom depending on reasons your ticket was issue for.

In case you are required by the DMV of the state of Iowa to take the defensive driving course all the information you need is provided here

  • See if you can take the course online
  • The time frame required to complete the course
  • Check other document and fees required of you when you complete the course

Reasons you may be required to take the Iowa Defensive Driving Course

You may be required to take the Iowa defensive driving course if the following condition applies to you:

  • If you receive 3 moving convictions in a 12 month period
  • OR
  • You are convicted of going over the speed limit by 25 to 29 MPH

Under normal conditions you will be required to take the DMV course at a local community college

Take Note: If you did not comply with the Iowa defensive driving/improvement program, the state will revoke your driver license.

If you have a need for additional information or requirements or if you have any questions, you should direct such inquiries to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Upon completion of the required course, you will still be placed on probation for a period of 1 year. Any other traffic conviction by you during the probation period will lead to a suspension of your driver license.

Your traffic violations will be tracked by the DMV office.

Auto insurance Discounts of Iowa

When you voluntarily take the required defensive driving course, you will get a discount on your auto insurance.

Generally defensive driving/traffic school discount is provided to elderly and teenage drivers, nevertheless other drivers regardless of their ages could also qualify for the discount as well.

If you need additional details please contact your insurance company.

More information on Iowa Defensive Driving Course:

All driver improvement courses will cover the following areas regardless of whether your course is mandatory or voluntary.

  • Violations of any Iowa traffic laws
  • All moving traffic violations including its consequences
  • Drug Abuse/Alcohol violations
  • Road sharing violations
  • Tips to enable you understanding defensive driving

All sessions of the required defensive driving courses whether online or classroom will need from 4-12 hours to complete

The course provider of the traffic school course will determine the duration of the course when taken voluntarily

You will need to take a final exam after you complete the course

If you pass the exam, a defensive driving completion certificate will be provided to you

You may be required to submit your certificate depending on your circumstance to the following:

  • To the traffic court which required you to take the course
  • To the DMV office of the state of Iowa
  • OR
  • Your auto insurance company