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Ohio Traffic Violations

Drivers in Ohio who sustain traffic violations will be issues a citation on behalf of the local Ohio county court in the area where they received the violation. If you receive a moving violation in Ohio, your traffic citation will provide you with the contact information for the local Ohio county court handling the violation. If you wish to pay your ticket right away, you can simply mail in your payment to the local Ohio county court address. If you wish to appear in the same Ohio county court in order to dispute the charges or plead guilty, your citation will include your court date as well.

Ohio's 12-Point System

The state of Ohio manages a "points" system for all Ohio drivers and drivers who have received traffic violations in Ohio. If you decide to mail in payment of your traffic violation fine or plead guilty in court to the Ohio traffic violation, the local Ohio county court handling your citation will notify the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles ("BMV"), which will then assess points to your Ohio driving record based on the severity of your offense. The Ohio BMV provides a complete list of point values associated with each moving violation. Some examples of points assigned to your Ohio driving record for certain traffic violations are:

  • Speeding by less than 30mph: 2 points
  • Running a Red Light: 2 points
  • Speeding by over 30mph: 4 points
  • Reckless Driving: 4 points
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident: 6 points
  • Driving with a Suspended License: 6 points

Ohio's point system is somewhat more detailed than the points system in most states, but here are some helpful basics. If you get six points on your Ohio driving record in a 24-month span, the Ohio BMV will mail a written warning to the address on your driver's license detailing to you the repercussions of committing additional traffic violations in Ohio. If your Ohio driving record amasses twelve points in that same two-year timeframe, the Ohio BMV will suspend your Ohio driving privileges for six months, and require you to take some form or traffic school or driver improvement program. Thankfully, your Ohio driving record will not retain points against your Ohio driving privileges indefinitely; the Ohio BMV has stated that points will be removed from your Ohio driving record automatically after a three-year time period. This is especially helpful for purposes of lowering your auto insurance, as car insurance in Ohio is usually interrelated with points against your license. The Ohio BMV commits a page of its website to detailed information about its 12-Point System.

Suspension of Your Ohio Driving Privileges

The Ohio legislature, Ohio BMV and Ohio court system have established several reasons for your Ohio driving privileges to be suspended based on your commission of traffic violations. Under Ohio law, your Ohio driving privileges may be suspended for any of these reasons:

  • A medical condition that would impair your driving ability
  • Convicted of a traffic violation and ordered by court
  • Failure to appear in court on a bond
  • Unresolved out-of-state tickets
  • Accumulating 12 points on your Ohio driving record in a two-year period
  • Being tagged as a "problem driver" in the National Driver Registry
  • Refusing a BAC test when pulled over
  • Testing positive for blood alcohol content (BAC) over the legal limit
  • Driving under the influence as a juvenile
  • First DUI offense
  • Second DUI offense
  • Failing to comply with auto insurance requirements
  • Causing an accident while uninsured

The requirements to have your Ohio driving privileges suspended will vary significantly based on the severity of your traffic violation, the state of your Ohio driving record and the potential penalty or sentence assessed against you by the Ohio county court overseeing your traffic violation. However, all documents and fees you need to have your Ohio driving privileges reinstated must be handled in person at one of the Ohio BMV Regional Service Centers. If your driving privileges are suspended and you are seeking to have them reinstates, you should find out which of the seven BMV field offices are closest to you or the local Ohio county court handling your traffic violation and suspension: Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Jackson, Toledo and Youngstown. In many cases, the Ohio court overseeing your suspension may request that you participate in some form of Ohio traffic school or Ohio driver improvement program in order to get your Ohio driving privileges back. Even if your Ohio driving privileges have not been suspended, you may be able to participate in traffic school or a driver improvement program in order to have the traffic violation against you reduced or dismissed. In order to determine if this is possible, you should appear in court on the date provided on your citation and see if such an opportunity exists. In addition, Ohio state law allows you to take an eight-hour remedial traffic school program in order to increase the total amount of points required before your Ohio driving privileges are suspended, from 12 to 14. You can take this course once every three years.

Attending Ohio Traffic School and Online Defensive Driving Programs

If you are either ordered to participate in a traffic school, driver improvement program or defensive driving program, or if a court has allowed you to participate in a traffic school, driver improvement program or defensive driving program, you likely have the option of participating in an Ohio online traffic school or Ohio online defensive driving program. Some Ohio courts will also consider mitigating or dismissing your traffic ticket by attending an online Ohio traffic school or driver improvement program, depending on the nature of your traffic violation and the state of your Ohio driving record. Again, because the local Ohio county court handling your traffic violation has authority over your moving violation, you should either appear in the local Ohio county court handling your ticket to make such a request, or contact the local Ohio county court to see if this is a common opportunity among traffic law offenders and request a list of pre-approved Ohio online traffic schools and defensive driving programs. In addition, the Ohio Department of Public Safety may be able to help you. You can contact them at (614) 466-2550.

The Benefits of a Clean Ohio Driving Record

Ohio online traffic school and online Ohio driver improvement programs are created to help you hone your driving abilities and instill good defensive driving habits so you can help keep Ohio roads safe. Learning these skills from an online Ohio traffic school or driver improvement program will also help you avoid traffic tickets and keep your Ohio driving record as clear as possible.

An Ohio driving record that is clear of traffic violations and points is beneficial to you in many ways. Foremost, a clean Ohio driving record means no costly fines. Further, your clean Ohio driving record, or a driving record that shows you have attended an Ohio online traffic school or driver improvement program will help prevent you from losing your Ohio driving privileges should you have to appear in Ohio court for a severe traffic violation or series of infractions later on.

Just as important, an Ohio driving record that includes Ohio online traffic school or an Ohio online defensive driving program helps keep your auto insurance costs down. The less points against your record and the better your Ohio driving record looks, the less reasons auto insurance companies will have to raise your insurance premiums. This is especially true for mature and younger drivers

Ohio Mature Driver Insurance Discounts

The Ohio BMV provides specific opportunities for Ohio Mature Drivers, those drivers ages 60 and up. While you should contact your Ohio auto insurance provider to make certain you qualify, many drivers can receive an auto insurance discount for successfully completing a state-approved mature driver course.

In addition, the Ohio BMV is considering changes to its Senior Driver Program. These changes may provide additional opportunities for mature drivers to improve their Ohio driving record. If you would like to know more about these new Mature Driver initiatives, you can call the Ohio Traffic Safety Office at (614) 466-3250.

Ohio Juvenile Driver Insurance Discounts

If you are an Ohio Juvenile Driver under the age of 18, you may also have an opportunity to receive an insurance discount by participating in an Ohio online traffic school or driver improvement program. The Ohio BMV offers classes, unique to teens, that can increase defensive driving skills and possibly reduce their auto insurance premiums. The Ohio BMV has offered a list of these schools here.

Ohio Classroom Traffic Schools

If you would like to consider attending the eight-hour remedial Ohio traffic safety course, or attend traffic school in a more traditional classroom setting, here is a list of Ohio BMV-approved course providers by county.

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I just recently moved and haven’t yet opened a checking account. Can I use a money order to pay for the GoToTrafficSchool.com online traffic school course?
Certainly! GoToTrafficSchool.com also allows payment by credit card if you have one, or you can choose the “pay later” option. With “pay later” you can defer payment for the Ohio traffic school course until the final exam. However, you must make your payment before taking the exam.
Is there any Saturday delivery offered for my Ohio certificate of completion if I select FedEx at registration?
Yes.  If you complete your online Ohio traffic school course on a Friday, we offer FedEx Saturday Delivery (by or before 12PM on Saturday).  Also, if you select FedEx, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight certificate completion delivery (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight certificate of completion delivery (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day delivery (by or before 5PM on the second business day), or Express Delivery (by or before 5PM on the third business day.
Does GoToTrafficSchool.com protect the security of personal information?

Absolutely. GoToTrafficSchool.com offers customers a guarantee of security through our website’s SSL encryption. When registering for any of our Ohio online traffic school or Ohio online defensive driving courses you don’t have to worry about your sensitive information being compromised. Our ability to protect your information is essential to our reputation as one of the nation’s most sought-after providers of Ohio online defensive driving courses.

The GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online driver safety course would be the ideal ticket dismissal option for me. What’s the catch?
No catch! The GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online driver safety course is truly the best option for people seeking ticket dismissal who can’t stomach the thought of sitting in a classroom. However, it is still recommended that you check with your Ohio court judge to find out whether the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio
Will I be getting value for my money with the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online defensive driving course?
Of course! Unlike other providers of Ohio online driver safety courses play games by sneaking in various hidden fees that raise the overall cost for their customers of their Ohio online defensive driving school programs, we at GoToTrafficSchool.com engage in honest dealings with our customers. Please note that the price that you pay for the Ohio defensive driving course depends on the format (online, streaming video, DVD, or workbook) that you select at registration. For the standard Ohio online defensive driving course, prices may also vary depending on the state, county, and court in which you received your traffic ticket.  However, the current Ohio online defensive driving course price is .
What will I need in order to complete the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online defensive driving course?
The GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online defensive driving course was created for the purpose of providing an easy to use, alternative path to Ohio ticket dismissal or Ohio insurance reduction. The only things you need to provide are a computer with internet access and a willingness to commit to reading the chapters.  The course contains several chapters of reading, with a multiple choice quiz at the end of each chapter. One advantage our Ohio online course has over a classroom course is that it allows you to start and stop as often as you need in order to make the course work with your schedule. When it’s all over, we mail you a Ohio certificate of completion according to the shipping method you chose at registration.
Who can tell me whether I am entitled to a Ohio insurance premium discount if I were to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online insurance reduction course?
Your Ohio insurance agent can tell you more about your Ohio insurance company’s policy regarding Ohio insurance reduction. A “safe driver” discount is available to some policyholders upon successful completion of the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online traffic school course, but not every insurer offers this.
I’ve got a busy schedule, but I need to complete the Ohio online driver improvement course within five days. Will I be able to alternate taking the Ohio online defensive driving course on my laptop computer during my lunch hour for a few days, and then finish the Ohio online traffic school course on my desktop computer at home?
Yes, if you would like to begin the Ohio online driver improvement course on your laptop and work on the course for a few days, you will still be able to finish the Ohio online defensive driving course on your desktop computer at home, provided both computers have internet access and have the appropriate flash and browser requirements installed.
I’m worried that I won’t be able to make the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online traffic school course fit with my busy schedule.
Don’t worry! You have 180 days from the time of registration to finish the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio internet traffic school course. Within that timeframe, you’re free to stop and start again as often as your schedule demands.
Will my Ohio court end up being sent my Ohio certificate of completion, or will the Ohio certificate be sent directly to me?
It really depends on the rules of your court in Ohio. To find out whether your Ohio certificate of completion will be sent to you or the court after completion of the Ohio online defensive driving course, please continue with the registration process and you will get more detailed information about the particular court that has jurisdiction over your ticket.
Does GoToTrafficSchool.com offer refunds of Ohio online traffic school course fees?

Yes we do. GoToTrafficSchool.com will honor refund requests that are made prior to the Ohio driver improvement certificate being shipped. We will refund your fee for the Ohio online traffic school course at any time prior to completing the Ohio online defensive driving school course.

Is the Ohio online defensive driving course accessible to those who have trouble reading large amounts of text?

The "read along" option we use in our Ohio online traffic school course ensures accessibility for students who have difficulty reading large amounts of text. It works by reading the Ohio defensive driving course text aloud as you follow along with the online text.

If I take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online driver improvement course, will it satisfy the Ohio court requirement?
We recommend that you check with the Ohio court.  Not all courts accept the Ohio online traffic school course, which is why we suggest that you check with the Ohio court judge to be sure that the online driver improvement course at GoToTrafficSchool.com satisfies the court’s demand.
Where can I confirm eligibility for the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online traffic school course?
We recommend that you check with your Ohio court to be sure that you are eligible to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online defensive driving course for ticket dismissal.  Most states only allow defendants to take defensive driving once every 12 to 24 months.
How long are the Ohio online traffic school quizzes for the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online ticket dismissal course?
There are three to five questions in each Ohio online defensive driving quiz for the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online defensive driving course.
Along with getting a ticket dismissed, will the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio driver education course help me avoid the accumulation of additional points on my driving record?
Yes. It’s wise to do whatever you can to avoid the accumulation of points on your Ohio driving record, since too many points can lead to increased premiums and even suspension of your driving privileges. Most states will allow you to use the GoToTrafficSchool.com online defensive driving course to keep points from being applied to your Ohio driving record. However, keep in mind that states generally do not allow the use of Ohio traffic school course for the removal of EXISTING points.
I’d like to take your Ohio GoToTrafficSchool.com online ticket dismissal, Ohio online insurance reduction, or Ohio online point reduction course, but will the Ohio court accept my certificate if I received a ticket in another state?
If you received a ticket in Ohio then you must enroll in our Ohio online traffic school course.  If you take an online defensive driving course for a state or country other than the state or country in which you received your citation, the Ohio court may reject your certificate and you may not get credit for the course.
If I take the GoToTrafficSchool.com’s Ohio online defensive driving course, how soon will I be able to receive my Ohio certification of completion?
Please allow at least 3 to 5 business days after the completion of the Ohio online defensive driving course to have the Ohio certificate of completion processed and sent to the Ohio court of issuance.  If you order expedited shipping through FedEx, you can have the Ohio certificate of completion delivered the next business day after you complete the Ohio online defensive driving course.
Should I get permission from my Ohio court before registering for the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online traffic school course?
Each court has its own rules, so unless the Ohio court specifically referred you to the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online traffic school course, you can’t assume that your court will necessarily accept it. Please consult your Ohio judge to be 100% sure about your court’s rules.
I’m a busy college student and I have previously taken the traditional Ohio classroom program. How do I know if the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online defensive driving course is court approved in my state?
You can make sure that your state or court has authorized the GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online driver improvement course for online ticket dismissal, online driver improvement or online point reduction.  Be sure to contact the court that has jurisdiction over your ticket in order to make sure that your state or court approves of our GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio online driver safety course.
Am I limited to dismissing a single Ohio traffic ticket, or can I dismiss multiple tickets also?
Unfortunately, you are probably limited to a single ticket dismissal per online traffic school course, because that is all most courts will allow. Additionally, in most states you may not take a traffic school, defensive driving, driver improvement or point reduction course more than once every 12, 18 or 24 months. For more information about how often you may take defensive driving in Ohio, select your Ohio court and read the "eligibility details."  If no eligibility details are available, consult your court to make sure that you can enroll in an online traffic school course to dismiss your citation.
Is there any kind of ID verification process for the Ohio online traffic school course?
In most cases, no. Very few courts expect you to verify identity. However, some courts in Ohio may request ID verification (in the form of a proctored final exam, notarized final exam answer sheet or via a limited credit check), simply to verify that you are who you say you are prior to completing the final exam. This is how courts make sure that someone else is not taking the Ohio online defensive driving or point reduction course in your place. If the court that has jurisdiction over your Ohio traffic citation approves you for online defensive driving and online traffic school, we will let you know if identity verification is required.
I want to take a streaming video version of the Ohio online defensive driving course. Can you verify if you offer this?
Yes!  GoToTrafficSchool.com offers internet traffic school, streaming video traffic school and DVD traffic school formats.  Please check with your Ohio court for more information about the availability of certain Ohio online ticket dismissal course formats.
Can you tell me exactly to request my Ohio online driver safety or Ohio online defensive driving course password if I have lost it?
No problem!  If you forget your GoToTrafficSchool.com Ohio internet driver improvement course password, just click "forgot password" on the login screen and GoToTrafficSchool.com will email your Ohio internet traffic school course password to you in a matter of seconds!
How long do I have before my Ohio online traffic school course expires?
Your Ohio internet traffic school course account will be disable exactly 180 days from the date of your registration at GoToTrafficSchool.com. To help you remember, GoToTrafficSchool.com will send you a reminder email whenever your account goes unused for a certain length of time.
I want to know how GoToTrafficSchool.com protects my privacy. Is my personal information shared with any third party when I register for the Ohio online traffic school course?
GoToTrafficSchool.com values and respects the privacy of our customers.  We will not share, sell or distribute your personal information to any third party, unless we are required to do so by a government entity or court in order to process the Ohio online traffic school course, Ohio online point reduction course or Ohio online driver improvement course.  For more detailed information about GoToTrafficSchool.com's privacy policy, please refer to our privacy policy link on the GoToTrafficSchool.com homepage.  
How can I finish the Ohio online driver improvement course if my internet connection fails?
We can help!  If your internet connection fails while you are taking the Ohio internet defensive driving course, don't worry...  If the internet connection fails, and you lose course time, fail a quiz or the final exam, contact the GoToTrafficSchool.com customer service center immediately.  We will do our best to make sure that you are not penalized for something that is beyond your control.  So, rest easy! 

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