Defensive Driving Schools
The MS Code allows individuals charged with certain traffic violations to attend defensive driving schools to keep the ticket off of their driving record. Driving schools are offered for both Juvenile and Adult offenders.
Juvenile Driving School
MS Code 63-1-55 authorized the Municipal Court Judge to use a defensive driving program as an alternative to a conviction for a traffic violation against a minor. The option to attend the driving school is solely at the discretion of the Judge.
Holders of a Commercial Driver’s License
MS Code 63-9-11 does not allow a holder of a Commercial Driver License to attend a driving school regardless whether the violation occurred while operating a commercial motor vehicle or some other vehicle.
Adult Driving School
MS Code 63-9-11 authorized an individual, not covered under MS Code 63-11-55, the option to participate in not less than four (4) hours of a traffic violator course and thereby have no record of the violation. The individual must meet the following requirements.