Does Your Teen Need To Take A Juvenile Remedial Course? Factors To Consider When Selecting A Course

27 February 2018
 Categories: Insurance, Blog

If your teenage driver has received multiple traffic tickets or has been involved in two or more accidents, they may be required to take a juvenile remedial driving course in order to keep their license or to have their license reinstated if it has been revoked. A juvenile remedial course is a combination of a safe driving and defensive driving class that helps to reiterate safe driving habits to your teen, helping to keep them and other drivers safe. When you go to sign your teen up for one of these courses, it is important to understand that not every course is the same. Here are a few of the factors you need to consider when selecting a course for your teenager. 

Whether the Course Is Certified By Your State's Motor Vehicle Department

The most important factor to look at when you are picking a course is whether the course is certified by your state's motor vehicle department. If the course is not certified by your state's motor vehicle department, it likely does not meet the requirements that are needed in order to help your teen keep their license or get it reinstated. A lot of companies offer remedial driving courses to help teach defensive driving skills. But unless the course is certified by the state's motor vehicle department, it won't help with court-ordered remedial courses. 

All of the Costs Associated With the Course

Another key factor to consider when you are looking to select a juvenile remedial course is all of the costs associated with the course. This may include the cost of the course itself, as well as any costs associated with completion certifications and sending those certifications to the courts or motor vehicle department. Always ask a company what the total amount will be so you can properly compare all of the costs associated with the course. 

The Class Schedule

The last thing you will want to consider when selecting a course is how the schedule is set up. Some companies offer courses that meet a few times for two or three hours a night during the week. Other companies will offer one six or eight hour course on a Saturday. Either way, consider what works best for your teen. If your teen has trouble sitting still or concentrating, a broken-up schedule may be better for them. But if your teen plays sports or has an after-school job, knocking out the entire course on a Saturday may be better for them. Consider their schedule to figure out what course schedule will work best. 

If your teenager has been ordered by the courts to participate in a juvenile remedial driving course, you will want to find a course that is certified by your state's motor vehicle department, that is reasonably priced, and that has a class schedule that fits in with your teenager's school work and extracurricular activities.