Basic Driver Improvement

Student Info

Why Should I Take This Course?

Drivers take this course voluntarily to get a ticket dismissed, keep points off their driving record, and prevent an increase in their insurance premium. Drivers who received a noncriminal moving violation that does not require a mandatory court appearance can also receive a 9% reduction in the cost of their civil penalty for electing to take this course. Drivers also take a BDI course because of a court or DHSMV order.

A traffic school course is also a great refresher for any driver. It will help you brush up on the basics and learn about new Florida driving laws that might have been put into place since you got your driver license.

Eligibility Requirements

If you wish to take a BDI course voluntarily, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You have not elected to take this course within the past 12 months.
  • You do not hold a commercial driver license.
  • You were cited for a moving (driving) violation.
  • You may only elect to take this course a total of 5 times during your lifetime.

How It Works

Get everything done in three easy steps!

  1. Register.
  2. Complete the course.
  3. Get your Certificate of Completion.

Getting Your Certificate

Once you have passed the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. You can print this certificate online. If you took BDI to fulfill a court order or because you received a ticket for a noncriminal moving violation and elected to take a course, you will need to submit this certificate to your court.

If you took BDI because you received notice from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) to do so, Safe2Drive will electronically report your course completion information to the DHSMV.

Please Note: It takes approximately 48 hours for your course completion to be annotated on your record once we report it.

We suggest that you follow up with the DHSMV within 7-10 business days after completing the course to ensure that they have processed everything on their end.

It's as easy as that! Our helpful Customer Care team is here to answer any questions you may have.