Sarasota County Technical Institute offers courses approved by the Florida DHSMV for use in all 67 Florida counties. We specialize in the following areas:
Sarasota traffic school
This 4-hour learner's permit course is required for all first time drivers before they can get their first Florida license (Class E learner permit). The START course fulfills the State's requirement for attendance of a Traffic Law Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE) program, also sometimes known as a drug and alcohol course.
If your Florida driver license has been suspended or revoked, you are required to enroll in a 12-hour Advanced Driver Improvement course (ADI school) before your license can be reinstated or before you can apply for a hardship license. Completion of ADI school is also required for drivers who have been classified as Habitual Traffic Offenders (HTOs). This course can also be taken by a driver who has been ordered to attend ADI school by a Florida traffic court or judge.
Important Information about Your Florida Traffic Ticket
Your automobile insurance premium can go up hundreds of dollars for just one Florida ticket! Fortunately, if you receive a Florida traffic ticket, you can keep points off your license and keep your insurance from increasing by signing up for traffic school.
This is possible because Florida law states that if you elect to attend Florida traffic school for a moving violation and you did not cause a crash, your insurance company cannot raise your rate, cancel your policy, or refuse to renew it (626.9541, Florida Statutes). Also, by signing up for Florida online traffic school, you will get to keep your safe driver status (if you had this before you got your ticket).
You can elect to attend a Florida traffic school unless:
You have already elected once before within the past calendar year;
You have elected five times within your lifetime;
You hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (please contact us for information);
You received a Florida speeding ticket for driving more than 30 mph over the limit.
Contact the Florida Clerk of the Court
If you decide to go to traffic school, you must notify the clerk of the court in the county where you received your ticket. Each county has its own system for traffic school election. Please check the rules with the county in which you received the citation BEFORE you pay your ticket!
Once you have completed the Florida online traffic school course, you will need to turn your completion certificate in to the court. Although we report student completions to the court in many cases, it is ultimately YOUR responsibility to make sure the court has received your completion certificate. If the court does not receive proof of course completion, your driver license may be suspended by DHSMV.
Looking for a Classroom Course?
Sarasota County Technical Institute is proud to serve Sarasota County, Manatee County, and the surrounding areas by offering Florida's finest traffic school and driver improvement programs. This endeavor is part of our educational mission to train Florida's driving population using the latest technology and the most current safety information available. The primary goal of our traffic school program is to actively reduce the number of traffic crash fatalities and injuries that occur on Florida's highways each year. We hope that you will join us in this enterprise by obeying Florida's traffic laws and remembering to buckle up each time you get into your vehicle.
If you are in the Sarasota / Venice / North Port area, you may like to take a live class for $25 with one of our highly qualified teachers at the Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI).
Please call (941) 924-1365 ext 62277 for information and to reserve your seat in one of our convenient classes. You can walk away from the class with your completion certificate in hand.
Florida Online 4-Hour Traffic School | Florida Learners Permit Course
Florida Online 8-Hour Traffic School | Florida Online Advanced Driver Improvement
Curso de 4 Horas de Mejoraminto de Conduccin Basica Voluntario (BDI)
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