This course is used by individual South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota Defensive Driving Course anywhere, anytime from any device. We just ask that you don't do it while driving.
Defensive Driving by Improv was created over 20 years ago...
Founded in partnership with the World Famous Improv Comedy Club.
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 South Dakota 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.
YOU ARE DONE
Just complete 10 easy chapters.Our South Dakota 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.
Defensive Driving are fun and exciting – not really, but we do our best to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
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From students who took our Defensive Driving Courses in South Dakota.
Great! Entertaining! Valuable! I LEARNED A LOT!!!
Have already told several people to take the course. It made me more aware again…and more cautious and courteous.
Excellent teaching and learning experience.
Being a single parent it made it much easier to take this online.
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I really enjoy the course, it will help me to be cautious on the road and watch for everything.
This course was easy, extremely informative and very convenient.
As I was doing this course and going to and from work, I found myself already incorporating the things I was learning.
I appreciated the option of doing this at home. I actually will use some of the de-stressing methods because I do drive aggressively at times. I do believe I’ll be a MUCH better driver as a result of this online defensive driving class.
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I appreciated the ability to complete the course over time in the comfort of my home office. It was great to be able to complete as much as I had time for in spurts over a one week period. A few laughs here and there were nice too.
Loved this course. Even though I feel I am a safe driver this course just validated my way of thinking about driving and the road.
I think this course is excellent and the information and the way you engage the viewer is well done.
Good job Improv! I realized I needed these reminders and the bits of humor really helped move it along.
I have tried other online courses and could not get through them. I could through this one in a couple days. Very easy and entertaining!
Although I hate to admit that this is my second interaction with this program, both times I have found it interesting and fun!
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Very user-friendly format, and fun to take. I’ll use some of the jokes myself.
Excellent method and presentation. I truly enjoyed the material and learned a lot. Great refresher course and will definitely improve my driving.
South Dakota Defensive Driving
More information to help you make the right choice.
South Dakota Defensive Driving & Traffic School
Upon completion of a South Dakota defensive driving course, you usually will not be able to deduct points from your South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS) driving record or remove a traffic violation.
Nonetheless, if you’re able to finish defensive driving/traffic school, you may be eligible for an insurance discount.
Traffic school and defensive driving courses carry value even if you don’t qualify for a car insurance discount. They will teach you ways to improve your driving ability and protect yourself on the road.
Upon completion of traffic school, you’ll immediately begin to see improvement when you drive. With your enhanced understanding of driving rules and practices, you’ll be able to better avoid violating traffic laws and causing automobile accidents.
We’ve compiled an overall summary of South Dakota defensive driving instruction, driving record points, and who you can contact to further gather information.
Defensive Driving Course Options in SD
In most cases, taking a defensive driving course will not help to deduct points or remove a traffic ticket from your driving record. However, it may help you receive a discount on auto insurance.
While it depends on the type of traffic violation, the court may demand that you enroll in a defensive driving course as a part of your punishment.
Unless the court specifies otherwise, you have the option of taking your defensive driving course in a traditional classroom setting or an online traffic school.
For South Dakota defensive driving courses in your area:
Check with the South Dakota DPS
Ask your court
Ask your insurance agent
Check the Internet for defensive driving courses, online traffic schools, and driver improvement programs
South Dakota Driving Record Points
When you commit a traffic violation, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS) will tally points on your driving record.
Your driver’s license could be suspended if you receive:
15 points in 12 months
22 points in 24 months
At any time, you’re allowed to view your South Dakota driving record and see how many points you have accumulated against your driver’s license.
If you’re a repeat traffic offender, taking a defensive driving course could improve your driving ability and help you avoid future violations.
Receive a Car Insurance Discount at Traffic School
If you complete a defensive driving course, you may be able to receive a reduced rate on your car insurance premiums.
While all ages may be eligible, most South Dakota insurance providers will allow for defensive driving course discounts for teens and older drivers.
To find out more, please contact your insurance agency.
If you’re insurance company won’t give you a discounted rate upon completion of traffic school, you should consider looking around for a new car insurance policy.
South Dakota Traffic School Details
Your typical defensive driving course will last between 4 and 12 hours, and will provide instruction on:
Traffic laws in South Dakota
Defensive driving tactics
How to be a more responsible driver
Sharing the road with cyclists, trucks, and others
Depending on the type of course you take, there may be a final exam reviewing all the information you’ve learned. Upon finishing the defensive driving course, you should receive a certificate of completion.
To find out more about your individual circumstances and if you could benefit from taking defensive driving courses, please contact:
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety
Your automobile insurance provider
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