Indiana's BMV Safety Program for Driver's License Point Credits
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Jun 27, 2018 in Car Accidents
The driver safety program in Indiana is an active and connected experience available in-person and online. Approved by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), the course provides the ability to dismiss tickets, reinstate the participant’s driver’s license, or receive discounts on car insurance each month. It also offers several benefits which improve driving skills, helping residents return to the roads with safety in mind.
If you have been in a car accident and require assistance with understanding how to reinstate your license or need to dismiss a ticket, contact our highly skilled car accident lawyers at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak for support. We can answer your questions about the safety program and explain how to implement the program’s directives so that you can get back on the road.
Earning Credits to Your Driver’s License
The program is designed to be flexible for Indiana drivers and offers the following:
- Flexible course schedules
- Online courses through any internet-connected computer or mobile device
- Live customer support
- Money-back guarantee
Drivers who want to take advantage of the safety program may need to pay a fee, but earning credits is important for drivers who have accumulated points against their driver’s license. Some courts require the completion of a course as part of their sentence. Individuals may be required to complete the course if they have acquired two or more convictions in a 12-month period in Indiana. Without the program, the driver will face a license suspension.
Other important benefits of the program include:
- 4-point credits toward Safe Driver status
- Removal of some violations from the driving record
- Prevention of license suspension
- Opportunity to take the program every three years
- Proof that you are dedicated to safe driving
When drivers make mistakes and add points against their license, it is possible to earn point credits through the program. Most courses cost no more than $55, and the completion results are normally available within seven to 10 business days.
The driver safety program has classroom, DVD and online formats for greater convenience and easier access. By taking advantage of the course, the driver may earn credits and prevent suspension of his or her license when facing a DUI or a more serious traffic violation.
Benefits of Learning Defensive Driving
Defensive driving is a way of driving in which motorists are more aware of their surroundings and react more proactively to avoid collisions. Defensive driving can help motorists become better drivers and can ultimately result in lower insurance premiums from longer stretches without tickets. Learning techniques to drive defensively often increases the chances of avoiding collisions and tickets.
Individuals with a better driving record can more easily rent a car if it is necessary. When applying for jobs, the driving record will come back clean when the driver incurs fewer tickets and traffic violations. By driving defensively, the individual may avoid many of the most common traffic offenses in Indiana such as the following:
- Committing multiple traffic violations in a 10-year period
- Driving recklessly
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a substance
- Driving without a license or without insurance
Learning to drive defensively helps to keep violations off a person’s driving record. When an individual incurs traffic violations or multiple infractions in a short period, the BMV often suspends the person’s driver’s license. The more offenses stack up, the longer the suspension. The driver may eventually have his or her license revoked.
Some of the best benefits of learning defensive driving in Indiana include:
- Collision avoidance
- Lower insurance premiums with eligible providers
- Less property damage and fewer physical injuries
Contact a Lawyer
Contact our capable legal team at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak to learn how to put the safety driving program to good use and learn what to do after an accident. We are dedicated to helping accident victims pursue maximum compensation for the damages that they have sustained.
Take advantage of our free, no obligation consultation to discuss the legal options available for your claim. We charge no upfront fees, so there is no risk to you in contacting us for more information.
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