The state of Florida allows for residents or visitors of the state that may have received a traffic violation, an opportunity to have the citation dismissed. The program is available upon approval and acknowledgement from the county clerk of where the citation was issued. In other words, to be certain the person can take the course it is strongly advised they contact the county clerk first within 30 days of receiving the citation.
Mostly anyone is available to complete the 4 Hour Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDI), and when the driver falls under the guidelines below the person is said to take the course for “Elected Purposes or “Student Elected.” The other two reasons for taking the course are Traffic Collision Avoidance Course (TCAC) and Court Ordered.
Lastly individuals that are ordered to take the course by a county are simply “Court Ordered.” These individuals simply need to take the course because the county is demanding they complete the course.
After a person completes the course they must submit the information back to the county or the FLHSMV within the given deadline imposed upon the driver. The time may vary with each county and the, but it usually falls between 60 to 90 days.
If the driver or motorists fails to complete the course within the time given, they will likely have to pay additional fines and risks getting their driver’s license suspended. It is very important that a person that opts to take a traffic course completes it as intended.