In the state of Illinois, traffic schools are often referred to as ‘Rules of the Road Review Course’. There are various reasons why people enroll in the Rules of the Road Review courses:
- After a traffic violation, the court will orders the driver to take a course at a traffic/driving school to improve their safe-driving skills.
- To receive insurance discounts.
- To receive safe driving points.
- For student drivers to get a driving license.
- Super seniors may undergo a Super Seniors Program when renewing their license that includes a vision test and classroom instructions on road rules.
This program is designed to help you to learn defensive driving techniques that will make you a safer driver. The Rules of the Road review course is available various locations in Illinois. If the course has been court-ordered, please ensure that the court will accept a certificate of completion from your provider, before enrolling in a program.
Any driver can enroll in a Rules of the Road Review Course at any time to receive the following benefits:
- Insurance Benefits - some insurance companies may offer premium discounts. Please check with your insurance representative to see if you qualify for this discount.
- Safe Driving Points.
Note: If you take a Rules of the Road review course for the insurance benefits you may not qualify for the safe driving points. Also, if the course has been court ordered you may not be eligible for the insurance premium discount.
WHEN IS IT MANDATORY?
Either the court or the Secretary of State (when notified by the courts) may order you to successfully complete a driver improvement program when you have been convicted of a moving or traffic violation. It is under the court’s discretion as to whether or not you will be mandated to take one of these courses. You will have to finish the course and if it is NOT completed successfully you will not get the benefits. If under 21 years old then you must complete a traffic school program if you have received a traffic violation ticket. If you are a student driver, you will have to actually drive on the streets for a six hour period along with a driving education instructor who is certified. If you are under 18 years old and if your license is suspended for DUI or for violating drug laws, you will have to complete a driver remedial education so that your driving privileges may become valid again. School bus drivers may have to complete an annual refresher course.
Depending on the location, the course fee can vary; some free courses are also available. Please contact individual providers for more details on individual pricing.
- If you are looking for information on how to get your license or permit, see Driver’s Education.
- Please click on defensive driving schools for details about other safe driving courses.
- When studying for your driver’s license/permit, use the driver’s manual to help you learn about safe driving techniques and traffic laws.
- For more licensing and safe-driving information for beginning drivers, see learner’s permits.
- Read more about The Rules of the Road review course and the Super Seniors Program.
- For details on free courses in your area call (217) 782-8893.