Defensive Driving Program (DDP)

​The DDP is a diversion program that can be completed for dismissal of one eligible charge on your Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint.  If you have a commercial driver license (CDL), please see CDL Holders section below.​


You may attend a DDP class if:

  • You have not attended a DDP for dismissal of a traffic charge received within the past 12 months (violation date to violation date).

  • A violation code on your complaint matches one that is noted as eligible with an asterisk (*) on the fine/sanction schedule.

  • Your charge was not issued as the result of an accident involving death or serious physical injury.

  • Your charge has not already been paid or set for a trial or hearing.​


CDL Holders:

​The completion of a DDP Class by a person that has been issued a CDL (a CDL holder) will not result in a dismissal of a charge.  The charge will be reported to Arizona Motor Vehicle Department, but no points will be assessed.  For more information visit the Arizona Department of Transportation website at:  https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicles/driver-services/commercial-driver-license-cdl

  • Individuals holding a CDL must have been driving a vehicle requiring a Class D or Class M license at the time of citation, the vehicle driven must not have been used for commercial purposes, and the violation date must have been on or after September 1, 2019.


What to do:

  • Register for a DDP class. For a listing of the schools that you can attend, visit the Supreme Court website at: http://www.azdrive.com or call 1-888-334-5565.

  • If you do not live in the State of Arizona, you can attend an online course listed on the Supreme Court website at: http://www.azdrive.com or you may return to the state of Arizona to attend a class in person.

  • Complete the class at least 7 calendar days before your scheduled court appearance. The school will notify the Court of your class completion.

  • For any additional charges written on the Complaint, you must take appropriate action by your scheduled court date. ​

To confirm receipt of any correspondence submitted please contact the Court at 602-262-6421.