Defensive Driving School


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Eligibility


If you have been cited for a moving violation that is listed on our schedule of fines, you may be eligible for Driving School. Following the guidelines in place by the Judge, a Magistrate may register a person for Driving School, prior to their court date.  Requirements are as follows:

  • You must be going less than 25 miles over the posted speed limit
  • You must have a valid driver's license with no commercial endorsement*
  • You have not attended a driving course anywhere in the past 12 months
  • You were traveling at a speed less than 80 mph.
Note: These guidelines are for Magistrates only. If you appear in court, the Judge will determine your eligibility.
* In accordance with Federal Law, any person who possesses a commercial driver license will be prohibited from attending any Defensive Driving Course. 

 ​Cost
The cost of Driving School is $100.00.  Acceptable forms of payment are cash or money order.  This amount must be paid at the time of registration.

Driving School Schedule


Driving School is held on a Monday night from 6:00-10:00 pm.  The date will depend on what is available at the time of your registration.  


                                            No online classes will be accepted.
You must appear in court and be granted permission from the Judge to take any class not offered by Athens Municipal Court.