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This course is used by individual Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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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From students who took our Defensive Driving Courses in Massachusetts.

  • The fashion this was offered in was great; so you could complete chapters as time allowed. It fit my schedule well and having the option to stop and begin again was nice. The information was well presented and very informative. A great review after taking driver’s education many years ago. Plus it presented all the updated rules and regulations. Overall, it was well done!
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    Carolyn R., MA
  • I found this course to be very informative and it was great doing it on line. I was able to do it at my own pace and on my own time.
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    Donna F., MA
  • It was a very good reminder of some of the things I should be doing and tend to forget about. Thank you.
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    Charlotte F., MA
  • I think the course is well worth taking. It’s presented very well.
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    Kenneth S., MA
  • Great concept. The course being offered on-line made all the difference. Going through the chapters at your own pace, as time permitted for you. Wonderful.
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    Michelle Z., MA
  • Overall a good experience, and I’m happy I made this choice.
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    Erik P., MA
  • This driving course will help me become more safe driver.
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    Sherwin R., MA
  • It gave me time to space out different sections so I could learn them efficiently.
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    Samuel L., MA
  • Excellent method for the busy person to achieve the quality training.
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    Roy S., MA
  • Informative but not boring.
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    Danny S., MA
  • I learned a lot of specific details about a lot of other things aside from driving.
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    Mackenzie R., MA
  • Although I was already a safe driver, this course helped me to really be able to be a better and more aware driver.
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    Andrew M., MA
  • I honestly enjoyed the course. It is both informative and humorous. Will recommend to others. Thank you. I learned a lot and was entertained. Excellent!
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    Diane C., MA
  • Its a really nice course interesting, funny and really teaches you a lot of good skills and makes you a better driver thank you so much for all you do to make us think and a better drivers.
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    Jeffrey A., MA
  • Being able to do it at my own speed and time makes it easier, more enjoyable and more likely that I would complete it (and do it again).
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    Frank J., MA
  • The course was very informative and interesting. A great way to make this information easy to absorb.
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    Christopher D., MA
  • This course was very nice. It taught me a lot of things. I think that other people should try this. Young drivers should do this course.
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    Nevil R., MA
  • I find the course very interesting. I think it will help good drivers and bad drivers to be more careful.
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    Eliana O., MA
  • Very informative, very educational for me to operate as a driver on the road. The ADM teaching is very convenient rather than sitting in a classroom. I am very satisfied that I chose this method. It worked for me.
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    Susan M., MA
  • This course never lost sight of the severity of the topic while using humor to get the message across to the participants. Program also very easy to use.
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    Patricia B., MA
  • There was a lot of interesting information! I think everyone should have to take a course like this at least every two years.
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    Saeed A., MA
  • Loved the jokes and funny stories added in, made me stay interested and want to keep going.
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    Janice P., MA
  • A very enjoyable course, as well as, very informative. As a result, I will be more aware of some of my actions on the road.
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    Robin K., MA
  • This course was very informative and convenient!
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Massachusetts Defensive Driving

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A defensive driving course/driver retraining course is often required of drivers who commit certain types of traffic offenses, drivers who have an excess of driving record points and those who are issued a court order. Others choose to complete a defensive driving course or a traffic school course on their own accord in order to receive a car insurance discount that is typically called a “safe driving discount”.

Those who complete a traffic school course will boost their defensive driving abilities and knowledge base. The result of participation in this course could prevent future driving accidents and traffic offenses.

This page is designed to inform drivers about both mandatory driver retraining programs as well as voluntary defensive driving/traffic school courses.

Massachusetts' Mandatory Defensive Driving

Massachusetts drivers who hold a regular Massachusetts driver's license might be required to complete the driver attitudinal retraining course under certain circumstances. This course is required in the following scenarios:

  • When a driver commits several traffic violations.
  • When a driver accumulates an excess of DMV driving record points.
  • When a driver has been ordered by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) or a court to complete the course.

Those who are required to complete a defensive driving course will receive a mailing from the MA RMV that includes the following information:

  • A specific date by which the course must be completed.
  • The name of the specific defensive driving course that must be completed.
  • A listing of the clearance documents and additional fees that must be submitted.

All drivers who receive the notice from the Massachusetts RMV must complete the defensive driving program within 90 days of receiving the notice.

NOTE: A driver with a suspended license may be subjected to subsequent violation fines as well as reinstatement fees.

Massachusetts Defensive Driving Course Details

The purpose of defensive driving courses in Massachusetts is the following:

  • To provide drivers with the knowledge that is necessary to drive in a safe manner.
  • To lower the odds of drivers being involved in accidents while on the road.
  • To prevent drivers from committing more traffic violations.
  • To improve drivers' driving abilities and habits.

Drivers should be aware that the MA RMV will add points to an individual's driving record when he commits traffic offenses. When an excess of points are accumulated, the driver may be subjected to fines, mandatory traffic school and a suspension of his driver's license.

Drivers can always order a copy of their driving record in order to see how many points they've accumulated.

SCARR for Young Drivers

Those who hold the Junior Operator License, commonly called the JOL, or a learner's permit might be required to complete a SCARR program to prevent road rage. This is typically required of young drivers who've been found guilty of a major traffic offense or if ordered by a court judge.

The SCARR program is meant to educate inexperienced drivers about the ramifications of poor driving habits. It is also designed to boost the driving quality of problem drivers.

Massachusetts' Voluntary Defensive Driving Courses

Those who voluntarily enroll in traffic school might be eligible for a discount on their car insurance premiums.

Plenty of auto insurance companies offer accident prevention and defensive driving discounts to teens as well as senior citizens. Some provide such discounts to drivers of all ages. Check with your auto insurance company to determine if you are eligible for such a discount.

Reach out to your auto insurance provider to obtain a list of available defensive driving courses.

The majority of defensive driving courses that are taken voluntarily last between 4 and 6 hours, depending on the provider. Most of these programs culminate in a final exam that must be passed in order for the participant to receive an auto insurance discount.

Drivers who pass the course's final exam will receive a defensive driving completion certificate. Oftentimes, auto insurers require that this certificate be submitted in order to apply the driver's insurance discount.