Defensive Driving Course / Driver Improvement Program

Now teaching all classes in-person or on zoom (your choice).

GARDE Curriculum

Georgia DDS Certification # 707

The Department of Driver Services (DDS) regulates the Driver Improvement Program also known as the Defensive Driving Program. This is a 6-hour course designed to teach drivers about safe driving attitudes and behaviors.Driver Improvement courses may be taken:

• if court-ordered,
• for points reduction,
• to reinstate driver’s license,
• to reduce insurance premiums or,
• for personal education.

1 DAY DDC Class Schedule

Date and Time

Login or Arrival

Dinner or Lunch Break

Thursday May 26 from 3pm-10pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 2:45pm (Dinner Break 6-7)
SUNDAY May 29 from 9am-4pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 8:45am (Lunch Break 12-1)
Thursday June 2 from 3pm-10pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 2:45pm (Dinner Break 6-7)
SUNDAY June 5 from 9am-4pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 8:45am (Lunch Break 12-1)
(2 NIGHTS) Monday June 6 and Tuesday June 7 from 6pm-9pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 5:45pm (2 NIGHTS)
Thursday June 9 from 3pm-10pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 2:45pm (Dinner Break 6-7)
SUNDAY June 12 from 9am-4pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 8:45am (Lunch Break 12-1)
Thursday June 16 from 3pm-10pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 2:45pm (Dinner Break 6-7)
SATURDAY June 18 from 9am-4pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 8:45am (Lunch Break 12-1)
Thursday June 23 from 3pm-10pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 2:45pm (Dinner Break 6-7)
SUNDAY June 26 from 9am-4pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 8:45am (Lunch Break 12-1)
Thursday June 30 from 3pm-10pm arrive at Barber’s or login on zoom by 2:45pm (Dinner Break 6-7)

If you are attending online, you must sign up in advance so we can send you the zoom link.

FAQ

How often may I take a Driver Improvement course for points reduction?

In accordance with O.C.G.A §40-5-86, licensed Georgia residents may request that DDS reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia Driver’s license. Up to 7 points may be reduced once every 5 years.

I was 5 minutes late arriving for class and the instructor would not allow me to attend the class. Can they do that?

Yes. All schools have strict attendance policies, which are outlined in the paperwork. You sign paperwork when you contract with a school to attend one of its courses. You will be expected to arrive on time and to complete each session. Students that arrive late to any session can expect to be denied entry into class and may be required to start the course over again, at full cost. In addition, students that are absent or leave early from any session may be required to start the course over again, at full cost. It is recommended that you consider the course schedule carefully and take into account any potential scheduling conflicts you may have before signing a contract to attend

I took a Driver Improvement course for license reinstatement. Can I use the same Certificate of Completion for points reduction?

When you submit the Certificate of Completion to a DDS Customer Service Center, you must inform them at that time that you wish to use it for both license reinstatement and points reduction.

What is the cost of a Driver Improvement Course?

For license reinstatement, points reduction, or court purposes, clinics must charge $95. For Driver Improvement classes taken for any other reason, clinics may charge a fee up to $95. Other reasons include insurance premium reduction and educational purposes.

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  • Defensive Driving for Auto Insurance Discount

    $40.00
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  • Georgia Defensive Driving for Reinstatement, Point Reduction, Traffic Tickets

    $95.00
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  • Senior Defensive Driving for Auto Insurance Discount

    $25.00
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