Deferred Disposition or Defensive DrivingMarch 10, 2020 | in Defensive Driving Tips
When you receive a moving violation there’s several remedies to resolve your ticket. The top options, if you’re eligible, come down to either deferred disposition or a defensive driving course. While many people opt to pay the higher fee of deferred disposition, they should consider the extra benefits that they’re missing out on by choosing that option.
Triple Benefits of Defensive Driving over Deferred Disposition:
– Ticket Dismissed & Removed From Your Record –
– Lowest Cost –
– Up to 10% Monthly Auto Insurance Discount Included –
It’s difficult to overstate the 3rd benefit there. Once you complete your course, you’ll receive two copies of your Certificate of Completion. One for the court to dismiss the ticket, and a separate copy for your auto insurance provider. Your monthly premium will actually decrease as a benefit of taking an approved defensive driving course, and the ticket will never appear on your record. This discount will last up to 3 years, and will save you much more than the ticket even cost you originally.
There’s also an element of anxiety that comes with choosing the deferred disposition option. For the following 90 days you’ll be on a probation of sorts. Any other violation can result in harsh fines or license suspensions.
While it may seem easier to pay the larger fine, we urge drivers to consider how much there is to gain by taking defensive driving. The material you learn during the course can help save lives in addition to money. We hope that when you’re presented with the opportunity to save both you will choose wisely.