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You can get points off your license in Ohio by taking an approved driving course. Ohio allows drivers who fit certain eligibility requirements to complete a driving course in order to remove two points. Driving courses that reduce your license points might also be called traffic school or defensive driving classes.
Ohio Point-Reduction Course Eligibility Requirements
- Can enroll once you have 2 points on your record
- Not eligible after getting 12 points
- Course can be taken as many as five times in your life (although not more than once in any three-year period)
Car insurance companies generally check your driving record to determine your risk as a customer. However, your premium has more to do with the violations on your record than the exact number of points on your license. As a result, you can keep your premium from increasing if you take a driving course that prevents a moving violation from going on your record.
Some insurers also give discounts for completing an approved defensive driving class even if it does not affect your license points or driving record. For more information, check out WalletHub’s guide to traffic school.
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