Georgia DDS Approved Driver Improvement Program (Zoom or In-Person)

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Georgia DDS Approved on Zoom or In-Person

The Georgia Department of Driver Services ( GA 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 by the Judge $95.00
  • to Reduce pending Traffic Tickets fines and/or points $95.00
    • check with the clerk of court
  • for Point Count Reduction $95.00
    • removes up to 7 points off your GA MVR once every 5 years
  • for Georgia Driver’s License Reinstatement $95.00
    • non alcohol or drug related suspensions
  • for Point Count Accumulation $95.00
    • 15 points in 2 years, suspends your Georgia license over 21
  • a Hit and Run, Leaving The Scene or No Insurance $95.00
  • an Insurance Discount and Personal Education $40.00

Georgia's Point System Explanation, Laws and Point Count Chart

These are classroom only sessions.  No driving is involved.

Attending In-Person:

Sign Up in advance or just walk-in 20 minutes before any class starts.

Attending On Zoom:

Sign Up at least 30 mins. in advance so we can email you the Zoom link for your class.

Schedule Below, Register and Pay below Schedule

DATES are for Zoom and In-PersonARRIVE or LOGIN BYBREAK TIME
Thursday October 6 from 3pm-10pm2:45pm(Dinner Break 6-7)
SATURDAY October 8 from 9am-4pm8:45am(Lunch Break 12-1)
Thursday October 13 from 3pm-10pm2:45pm(Dinner Break 6-7)
SATURDAY October 15 from 9am-4pm8:45am(Lunch Break 12-1)
Thursday October 20 from 3pm-10pm2:45pm(Dinner Break 6-7)
SATURDAY October 22 from 9am-4pm8:45am(Lunch Break 12-1)
Thursday October 27 from 3pm-10pm2:45pm(Dinner Break 6-7)
SATURDAY November 5 from 9am-4pm8:45am(Lunch Break 12-1)
Thursday November 10 from 3pm-10pm2:45pm(Dinner Break 6-7)
SATURDAY November 12 from 9am-4pm8:45am(Lunch Break 12-1)
Thursday November 17 from 3pm-10pm2:45pm(Dinner Break 6-7)
SATURDAY November 19 from 9am-4pm8:45am(Lunch Break 12-1)

FAQ Defensive Driving
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.

 

Points and Points Reduction

Point System

Points are added to your license upon conviction of certain violations.  The Georgia Point System ranges from 2 to 6 points.

How many points will suspend your license?

  • A driver with 15 points in a 24 month period will have their license suspended. Licensed Georgia residents may request that the Georgia Department of Driver Services reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia driver's license.

Points Reduction

  • How do I reduce points on my Georgia driver's license?

    • Up to 7 points can be reduced once every 5 years.  In accordance with rule O.C.G.A §40-5-86.
    • To qualify for a Points Reduction, you must successfully complete a certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course.  Once you complete the Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course:
      • Bring the original certificate of completion to a DDS Customer Service Center
      • or you can request a Points reduction by Mail.  Mail the original certificate of completion to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, P. O. Box 80447, Conyers, Georgia 30013.
    • For a list of certified defensive driving schools visit Certified Driver Improvement Schools

When are points not added?

  • You will not receive points for the following:
    • Speeding convictions less than 15 miles-per-hour over the posted speed limit
    • Convictions of driving "Too Fast for Conditions"
    • If you are a Non-Georgia Resident

Is your license suspended?

GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK REVIEWS

Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore
03:30 30 Sep 22
Mr.Andre is very informative and knowledgeable about the prime for life studies and he also keeps the class alert and the sessions moving at a understandable yet moving pace....thank you B.D.S and Thank you Mr.Andre.
Lindsey Peyton
Lindsey Peyton
21:57 29 Sep 22
Highly recommend Andre at Barbers Driving school. He made the class to easy and fun so that the time went by so fast. Thank you Andre!
Jake Mattingly
Jake Mattingly
21:31 29 Sep 22
Good experience and a great instructor thanks Andre
Roberts Stephen
Roberts Stephen
21:29 29 Sep 22
I really recommend taking if you in need of help. This class help me with withdrawals and how to have a good support team.
John
John
21:25 29 Sep 22
Very very good at breaking things down
TW Barker
TW Barker
01:41 27 Sep 22
I expected DUI school to be long, boring, and drawn-out, but with the instructor I had, I think I learned a hell of a lot more than I would have with any other school. Mrs. Candice was AWESOME, to say the least!!! Makes me wish she was in the D.A.R.E. programs way back when before I got into this mess. But because of her enthusiasm and genuine concern for us, and the information of course, I was truly able to be honest with myself and now have the desire to make real changes, aka low-risk choices. Much appreciated!!
Fury Of Seven
Fury Of Seven
01:34 27 Sep 22
Mrs. Candice is the best teacher ever i thought i was going to struggle with this test and this course she made it easy and made me feel better and less stressed about the test and i aced it i really appreciate barbers driving school. Dont skip out on this opportunity.
Je'Colby Small
Je'Colby Small
01:33 27 Sep 22
5 star teaching . Great class
Davis
Davis
01:33 27 Sep 22
Mrs. Candice was such a sweet lady and great teacher! She made our Zoom class interesting and fun
Raegan Johnson
Raegan Johnson
01:32 27 Sep 22
Ms. Candace made this risk reduction class enjoyable while teaching. I expected pure boredom and it was great..... From Michael
Nick Ballew
Nick Ballew
01:32 27 Sep 22
Really great school, very helpful and to the point. Mrs. Candice is an awesome host. I don’t want to ever do this again, but if I did I’d want Mrs. Candice to be hosting.
Vibe With Tae
Vibe With Tae
01:31 27 Sep 22
Mrs. Candice is a GREAT TEACHER & she made the class wayyyy more entertaining than anyone could possibly make it. I thank her so much & very grateful for her.
Jonathan Walton
Jonathan Walton
19:53 24 Sep 22
Ms.Brooks was the best teacher and explain everything very well and clear.
Zach Stokes
Zach Stokes
01:44 24 Sep 22
Great school the class was awesome learned a lot
Trey Pratt
Trey Pratt
01:43 24 Sep 22
My instructor was great 10/10!!!
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Georgia Department of Driver Services Approved Defensive Driving / Driver Improvement Program. (GA DDS #707)