Is Your Teen's Driver's License in Jeopardy? 4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Juvenile Remedial Driving Course
If your teen has received multiple moving violations or has been involved in multiple accidents, the courts may require that they take a juvenile remedial driving course. If they have, you need to make sure that they follow through with that requirement. Failure to do so may result in their loss of license until they turn 18 years of age. When choosing a remedial program for your teen, it's important that you choose the right one. Here are four questions you need to ask when choosing a juvenile remedial course for your teen driver.
What Fees Are Included in the Cost of the Course?
When choosing a remedial driving program for your teen, make sure you know what the total cost for the program will be. Have the school provide you with a detailed list of all costs associated with the program. For instance, you'll want to know if the cost of the program includes books and training materials, as well as any behind-the-wheel practice your teen will receive during the course.
Is the Course Certified?
When it comes to choosing a remedial driving program for your teen, you need to make sure that the course is properly certified. Certification ensures that the course will teach the objectives required by your state. Without that certification, you may find that the course is not accepted by your state, which means your teen will need to complete another program. Unfortunately, that will result in additional time and money being spent. Before you sign your teen up for a remedial driving program, ensure there is proper certification.
Are Points Removed from Their Driving Record?
If your teen has amassed multiple tickets and accidents, they probably have quite a few points on their driving record. You may be hoping that those points will be removed once the remedial program is completed. Unfortunately, in most cases, those points will remain on your teen's driving record for several years. However, a certified program may be able to provide documentation so that the points drop off sooner or don't have as much bearing on insurance costs.
Will Your Teen Receive a Certificate of Completion?
If you need to provide documentation to your insurance company or other officials—such as your teen's school or the courts—you'll want to ask about a certificate of completion. A certificate of completion will ensure that you're able to prove that your teen has successfully completed the juvenile remedial driving course.