I want to reduce points from my driving record but I'm not sure if I'm eligible to take a North Carolina online traffic school course. How do I find out?

If you have accumulated 7 or more points on your driving record, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will notify you and require you to complete a traffic safety course to reduce as many as 3 of those points.

If you have not received this notice and have received a traffic ticket, you may contact your court to ask permission to dismiss your ticket or points with one of these courses. Generally, you will be eligible if:

  • You hold a valid non-commercial North Carolina drivers license
  • Your citation is non-alcohol-related
  • You have not taken a traffic safety course within the past 5 years
  • You are between the ages of 15 and 21 (Wake County only)

If you still are unclear as to whether you qualify for traffic school, contact your court and request more information concerning your particular circumstances.

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