Yes! Since we are certified and licensed by the Arizona Supreme Court, this course is approved by all jurisdictions in Arizona.
Here at Highway Defensive Driving, we want you to know that the price you see is the price you pay. Period. We don’t charge any extra fees to download your completion certificate or report your completion to the court.
Highway Defensive Driving is licensed and certified by the Arizona Supreme Court. The best part is: You can study at home or access Highway Defensive Driving from any computer or device with internet connectivity. Our website is available 24/7 for your convenience and is optimized for any mobile device. You can log on and off as often as you please, so you can start and stop your course whenever you like. That way, you take our course at your leisure, instead of spending an entire day sitting in a classroom.
Most courts will grant an extension to complete Arizona traffic school if the request is made before the due date. You will need to write, call, or go to the Clerk of the Court to request an extension. If your court date has past, you made need to make an appearance and speak with a judge to request your extension.
Remember, the Arizona Supreme Court requires that you complete Arizona Defensive Driving course at least 7 days before your court date.
Yes. Our Arizona traffic school course is entirely online. You can access the course from any computer or device that has internet connectivity. You can log on and off as often as you please, so you can start and stop your course whenever you like. That way, you take our course at your leisure, instead of spending an entire day sitting in a classroom.
Nothing! Our system keeps track of your progress and saves it to the server. So even if you lose your internet connection, you can continue right where you left off.
Yes! Highway Defensive Driving uses the highest data security technology to make sure your personal and credit card information is secure! All information transmitted on our website is encrypted via “Hyper Text Transfer Protocol” (HTTP) with “Secure Sockets Layer” (SSL) as it travels to and from our servers. We do not store your credit card information or share your personal information with anybody!
About the Course
The Arizona Supreme Court regulates how often a person can attend an Arizona Defensive Driving to have the violation removed from their driver’s license record. You can attend a Defensive Driving course only once every 12 months, which is calculated from the date of the violation to the date of violation.
We will need a copy of your driver’s license and a copy of your citation before we can grant you access to your Arizona traffic school course. Once we received your documents, we typically approve accounts in minutes, but please allow up to 2 hours for approval.
For faster approval, please provide clear, legible copies of your documents.
The Arizona defensive driving course is mandated by the State to be 4 hours long. There is no working around that.
But, don’t forget, you can start and stop whenever you like – our system will remember where you left off. There’s no need to do the entire course all at once (unless you want to).
No. If you hold a commercial driver’s license you are not eligible for the Defensive Driving course, regardless of whether you were driving a commercial vehicle or your personal vehicle at the time of the violation. In addition, those driving a commercial vehicle requiring a commercial driver’s license are also not eligible.
No. Defensive Driving is administered through the courts and is intended to dismiss a traffic ticket, so points are not added to your driver’s license record.
Traffic Survival School is a Motor Vehicle Division requirement to keep your license valid or to reinstate a suspended license. Traffic Survival School is an 8-hour course that is not allowed to be taken online – you must attend a classroom course.
Check out the ADOT Website of Approved Traffic Survival Schools.
Yes. Arizona law requires that you must complete your course at least 7-days before your court date. If you need more time, you may contact the court listed on your ticket to request an extension.
When you sign back into your account, you will see a blue link: “Already have an Extension? Click Here”. Enter your extension date and your course will be reactivated. You will be able to continue right where you left off.
You can also send us an email or text with your new extension date, and we can update and reactivate your course for you.
It takes just a few minutes to register for our online traffic school. Before you register for online traffic school, ensure that you are eligible to attend an Arizona Defensive Driving course through your court.
The State of Arizona requires that we verify your identity and eligibility before allowing you access to the course. Once you are registered, upload, text, email, fax, or mail a copy of your government-issued driver’s license or identification card and a copy of the original citation or court document to our office. Once we verify your documents, we will grant you access to our easy, self-paced course.
No. Highway Traffic School has designed the course so that you can start and stop whenever you choose. There are no limits as to how many times you can log in and out of the website, so you can set your own pace.
No! The Arizona Supreme Court requires that you complete the Defensive Driving course at least 7 days before your court date.
Contact the court listed on your ticket to request an extension. Once the court has approved your extension, you are able to register. Please use the new extended court/due date as your court date.
The Arizona Supreme Court requires that you complete Arizona Defensive Driving course at least 7 days before your court date. If you need additional time to complete the course, ask the court for an extension. Most courts will grant an extension to complete traffic school if the request is made before the court date.
Pricing & Payment
We have many options for payment. You may either pay in advance with a credit/debit card or bring a money order the day of the class. Please note, we DO NOT take personal checks nor are we able to process credit cards the day of the class.
We will never store your credit card or account information.
You will receive a receipt emailed to the address you provided during registration. Additionally, you can print a receipt at any time under “My Account”.
The State of Arizona requires that all defensive driving providers collect certain fees on behalf of the state.
The fees are as follows:
- Course Fee – $20.00
- State Fee – $24 — Mandatory to dismiss ticket.
- State Surcharge – $45 — Mandatory to dismiss ticket
- Court Diversion Fee – (varies by court) — Mandatory to dismiss ticket
- Processing Fee – $10
Use the Court Fee Calculator here to enter the court listed on your ticket and get your complete price.
If you must cancel your Defensive Driving class, you must do so within three days from the date of registration in order to qualify for a full refund. After the third day, you will only receive a partial refund. If you start the online Defensive Driving class and request a refund, you will only be entitled to a partial refund. Should you decide not to take the online Defensive Driving class, you will be eligible for a live Defensive Driving class at no additional cost. We reserve the right to charge a $10 processing fee when returning funds to the card you use to pay for this program. If after attending a defensive driving class, it is determined that you are ineligible, a refund will not be provided.
If you decide to take an Arizona Defensive Driving course, you do NOT need to pay any fines to the court. The state and court fees we collect during registration are the only fines/fees you need to pay to dismiss your ticket.
The Arizona Supreme Court requires that you complete the Defensive Driving course at least 7 days before your court date. Our system will send you friendly reminders of how much time you have left to complete your course. Note: Our system will suspend your account if you are within 7 days of your court date.
If you are running out of time, you will need to contact the court to obtain an extension. Your court contact information is located on your ticket. Once you have a court approved extension, let us know of your new court/due date to re-activate your account. You will be able to continue right where you left off.
No! Starting November 1st, 2018, all Defensive Driving Courses in Arizona do not require a final exam.
Instead, you will be presented with quiz questions throughout the course. You must answer each question correctly before you can proceed with the course.
Yes! We will notify your court electronically of your completion of the Defensive Driving course. You will not need to appear in court or provide your certificate of completion to the court for the violation you are taking the course for. If you have multiple violations on your ticket, you will need to contact the court and take care of those separately.
Our system will automatically generate a unique Certificate of Completion, which you can download immediately (and for FREE!), and we will electronically send your Certificate of Completion to the court once you pass the final exam.
You can always download, print, or save a copy of your certificate of completion directly from our website, for no additional charge, and it is available immediately once you pass the final exam.
In Arizona, once you complete your course, we recommend you allow 2-3 weeks for the court to process your completion before calling the court to double check if your ticket has been fully dismissed.
Unfortunately, the courts in Arizona currently do not communicate back to us or you once the ticket has been fully dismissed. Please note, the court will not penalize you for processing time. They will always follow the date stamp we report to them when you completed the course.