By checking this box you acknowledge that you have received a letter from the KY Transportation Cabinet, Division of Driver Licensing referring you to complete this program. If you have not received a letter, do not proceed further with this enrollment process.
Please note: You must complete the course (1) prior to the date indicated in your letter from the state and (2) within 30 days of enrolling in the course. If you need further instructions about your eligibility, contact us at (800) 775-5233 or through live chat.
This course is used by individual Kentucky 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.
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Defensive Driving by Improv was created over 20 years ago...
Founded in partnership with the World Famous Improv Comedy Club.
Our KY defensive driving course was created in California in partnership with the World Famous Improv Comedy Club to make it Fun, Fast, and Effective. Improv Traffic School's unique edutainment courses have won copious accolades from students and the media, resulting in our being named Best Traffic School year after year.
Only 6 Short Chapters
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6 simple chapters on an easy to navigate page. If you are not ready to pay, you can start the course now with no obligations just pay at any time before you complete to get full credit.
Defensive Driving can be fun and exciting. We do our best to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
And you are DONE
Just complete 6 easy chapters.
Our Kentucky 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 Kentucky.
I was very nervous at first. I’m the type that needs to be in class to get it but you guys made it much more fun and easy to learn and read through – loved the class and will recommend this online course!!
Carmen M., KY
I recommend this to anyone that has to take an online traffic school… They are the best, and the support people are really great too!
Elvira R., KY
I liked this course because I could complete it in sections. I thought it covered everything well.
Howard T., KY
This was a very straight forward and easy to use site. Also very fun and informative.
Kenneth H., KY
Interesting facts, I liked the safety section and the DUI information.
Andrea A., KY
I really enjoyed the presentation of this course over that of similar online defensive driving courses.
Angela P., KY
It was easy to enroll. The info was clear and precise….very easy to understand. I liked that I could set my own pace, on my own time.
Christina H., KY
It was awesome to get updated about the laws of driving. You don’t realize how much you don’t know or have forgotten until you take a class. My recommendation is that we all at some point refresh ourselves with do’s and don’ts of driving!!
Christopher W., KY
This was very informative and presented in a way that held my attention throughout. Thank You.
Shirley B., KY
Not like any other driving course I’ve ever taken or heard of. Kept me interested, was very informative, and I didn’t get bored.
Christopher H., KY
The comedy made the class more interesting. Improv did a good job making the class fun while very informative.
Erica S., KY
Loved being able to do the course in the comfort of my own home.
Constance C., KY
This was a really good experience. I immediately began applying the things I learned before I had even completed the totality of the course. The comedy was a great part of it all, it made me look forward to finishing each chapter so that I could see what was next!
Christopher B., KY
I am already noticing that I have started to apply these skills in my every day driving! Made me laugh but at the same time had very, very useful information and I will probably consider taking a love course in the future just to get more information!
Rachel S., KY
This is an excellent course that would be excellent for all driver to take every two years or more often. I will be a better driver for taking it.
Anthony P., KY
Never had any issues with completing the course, very easy and hassle free.
Machaila K., KY
Great way of doing this on my own time, very helpful refresher course.
Nazanin V., KY
Great course! It was very informative and entertaining!!
Patricia S., KY
It was very educational and fun. Edutainment indeed! Thank You IMPROV!
Edna S., KY
I enjoyed the internet based course and would recommend it to others. I especially like the convenience of self pacing.
Joanne R., KY
Improv Traffic school sessions are easy to understand, very useful, informative, and fun. All the sessions are explained in comic style with lots of examples and videos which helps to remember easily and apply them in real time driving scenarios. I would definitely recommend IMPROV to my friends in the future.
Srimannarayana Y., KY
Very informative. I learned some new stuff. Overall a very good experience and would recommend it to anyone.
Evelyn L., KY
Enjoyable, educational and pretty funny!
Deborah R., KY
I really enjoyed the class. It was very convenient and user friendly.
Kelly C., KY
More information to help you make the right choice.
Q: Why should I take KY Traffic School?
A: You are most likely taking our course because:
You received a traffic ticket and want to get the points removed from your driving record and/or
You do not want your traffic violation reported to your insurance company, and don’t want an increase in your auto rates.
Q: Is this an approved course?
A: Yes! We are the only online course approved by the State of Kentucky as well as the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing.
Q: Am I eligible to take a Kentucky Traffic Safety Course?
A: You are eligible to take this course for ticket dismissal if:
You received a traffic citation and your court referred you to take traffic school to dismiss it.
You possess a valid Kentucky driver’s license.
You have not taken a KY traffic school course in the last year.
You are eligible to take this course for point reduction if:
You received a letter from the Division of Driver Licensing (DDL) permitting you to take the course. You most likely will have to call them to request permission.
If you possess a commercial driver’s license, you are eligible if:
You received a traffic citation and you court referred you to take traffic school AND you received permission from the DDL. However, the violation will remain on your 3-year and 5-year driving records.
Q: How long is the course?
A: You are required to spend a minimum of four hours in the course, however! You can log off and on as often as you like, whenever you like! You can complete it at your own pace.
Q: How often can I take the course?
A: You can take the course once every 12 months per state law.
Q: What will I learn in this course?
A: You will learn:
Defensive driving skills
Main road and highway safety tips
Kentucky traffic laws
The Kentucky point system
Other things you didn’t know that will help you become a better driver
Q: Are there any tests? Will I get a grade or score?
A: There are pass-only quizzes at the end of each chapter. If you answer any of the three multiple-choice questions incorrectly, then the program will show you the correct answer(s). You can re-take these quizzes until you answer 3 out of 3 appropriately. The quizzes are designed to help you prepare for the final. You will then be graded on the final. See “final” for further details.
Q: Is there a final?
A: Yes, there is a very easy, 30 multiple-choice questions final quiz. As long as you get 24 correct, or 80% correct, you will pass. Students are allowed three attempts to pass the final. If you happen to fail, you will need to re-register for the course, and take it again.
Q: How will taking this course affect my driving record?
A: Your completion date and time of the course will show up on your 5-year driving record. This record is reviewed by government agencies including law enforcement departments and courts. It does not show up on your 3-year record.
Q: When do I need to complete the course by?
A: You have 30 days to complete the course per Kentucky law. If you do not complete the course in that amount of time you will be forfeiting your eligibility for point reduction. Be sure to mark your calendar and finish on time!
Q: Can I get an extension?
A: You can ask for an extension from your court, however, many courts do not allow this. It will be decided by the judge whether or not to grant you an extension or give you permission to reschedule.
New Kentucky Licence Changes
Q: Why are Kentucky licenses changing?
A: Kentucky is advancing the process of issuing driver's license, permit and personal ID cards in an effort to improve the security of state-issued credentials and comply with federal standards. The 2005 REAL ID Act changes state requirements and procedures for the issuance of identity credentials accepted by select federal agencies, including the Transportation Security Administration. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, Kentucky’s current and new standard credentials will no longer be accepted for U.S. air travel or entering restricted federal facilities, like military bases, nuclear power plants or the White House. A phased, statewide rollout of the new credentials and changes will begin in early 2019 and be complete by spring.
Q: Will current credentials become invalid when the new credentials roll out in early 2019?
A: Current licenses, permits and IDs will remain valid until their expiration date. Once new credentials are available in your county of residence, you do not need to replace your current card with a new version unless:
Your card is within its renewal window (6 months prior to the card’s expiration date)
Your name, address or gender changes
You would like a Voluntary Travel ID and your card's renewal window does not allow you to renew prior to Oct. 1, 2020 when federal enforcement begins
Q: What happens if I want a Voluntary Travel ID but my renewal window doesn't allow me to renew before the Oct. 1, 2020 federal enforcement date?
A: Applicants who desire a Voluntary Travel ID and have a credential with a renewal window that does not allow them to renew prior to Oct. 1, 2020 may apply by presenting their current license, permit or ID at the Circuit Court Clerk office in their county of residence, bringing in the required documentation and sitting for a new photo. The applicant will pay $15 to upgrade to a Voluntary Travel ID credential that maintains their current credential’s expiration date. If an applicant’s current license, permit or ID has a renewal window that allows them to renew prior to Oct. 1, 2020, they should apply during that window.