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12-Hour Florida Advanced Driver Improvement Course

Earn Back Your License with Our Online ADI Course

Temporarily losing a Florida driver’s license can be a hassle, especially if you have work, school or family obligations that require you to drive. In 2010, in the state of Florida, a total of 1,911,108 licenses were either revoked or suspended, and even today, millions of Florida drivers lose their licenses or have them revoked or suspended for various reasons. If this happens to you, and you need your driver’s license back, then read on.

Depending on your situation, you may be able to reinstate your Florida driver’s license so long as you take the right steps—and make the necessary changes to get it back. A Florida Advanced Driver Improvement (ADI) school may be required in order to retrieve your driver’s license. American Safety Council® offers the nation’s first online 12-Hour Advanced Driver Improvement Course, which is affordable, easy to use, DHSMV-approved and best of all, accessible from anywhere. You don’t have to worry about getting yourself to a driving school, and you can review the material at any time of the day.

Course Details

An industry leader in online driver’s education, American Safety Council’s online ADI course is ranked as the “quickest and easiest” Florida ADI school.

Not only is the ADISchool.com online course Florida State DHSMV-approved, but it is easy to use, accessible, affordable and you don’t have to attend in-class training at a driving school. Here is what you need to know about the American Safety Council’s 12-Hour Advanced Driver Improvement Course:

  • There are six sections, one conclusion and a final exam.
  • After you have studied the material and filled in your quiz answers, you must pass the final exam.
  • Your progress is saved every time you logout so you won’t lose your material.
  • You have unlimited 24/7 customer support.
  • Experts are available at all times by phone or “live chat” at ADISchool.com.
  • It is 100% online so you can access it at any time.
  • The course is available on all devices so you can access it from anywhere.
  • The cost is extremely affordable.
  • Your enrollment verification can be delivered by email or US First Class Mail as soon as you register.
  • Once you pass, American Safety Council will automatically process your certificate of completion either through mail or email—and if you want the certification as soon as possible, choose email.
  • You have up to 90 days from the day of registration to complete the 12-hour course, unless the DHSMV or a court order requires you to finish the course in a shorter time period.
  • Your personal information is protected by a secure online platform.
  • The course is available both in English and Spanish.

If desired, you can also access your verified driving history through ADISchool.com and receive a copy of the up-to-date information by email or mail. Your driving records will show if any of the following exist:

  • Driving infractions
  • Points on your license
  • Driving accidents
  • Suspensions of revocations
  • Restrictions, which could include wearing corrective lenses, driving that car for employment purposes only, driving the car for educational purposes only, hearing aids, only driving during daylight hours, wearing a medical alert bracelet and so forth

Before learning more about the course and how to reinstate your license, you should first learn about suspensions and revocations in Florida and why this course might be beneficial or necessary for you.

Driver’s Licenses Suspended or Revoked in Florida

A driver’s license suspension essentially means that your license is “out of service,” and without a valid driver’s license, you cannot drive. A total of 1,799,416 Florida licenses were suspended in 2010, and 17,710 of those were suspended due to the point system. What does that mean? It means that thousands of Florida drivers accrued one of the following:

  • Twelve points within 12 months, which results in a 30-day suspension
  • Eighteen points within 18 months, which results in a three-month suspension
  • Twenty-four points within 36 months, which results in a one-year suspension

In Florida, you can accumulate points on your license in various ways. The state of Florida assigns different point totals for different violations, and you can view them at the FLHSMV website.

Ways to accumulate points on your license

  • Driving with an open alcohol container, which would accrue three points
  • Littering, which would accrue three points
  • Passing a stopped bus, which would accrue four points
  • Reckless driving, which includes speeding, tailgating, illegal passing and so forth–which would accrue four points
  • Speeding–and the points accumulated will vary. For instance, up to 15 mph over the limit would accrue three points and over 15 mph over the limit would accrue four points
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident with damage over $50, which would accrue six points
  • Collision from a moving violation, which would accrue four points

If the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) suspends or revokes your driver’s license, then you cannot legally drive until a) that suspension is over and b) you do everything required to reinstate the license. You may be required—or received a court order—to enroll in a Florida Advanced Driver Improvement Course, if you received a suspension because of any of the following reasons:

  • Failed to comply with or appear at a traffic summons
  • Failed to pay a fine
  • Acquired a certain number of points on your license (as detailed above)
  • You are a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)

In 2010, 20,780 Florida driver’s licenses were revoked because of habitual offenders. If you have been convicted of 15 convictions for moving traffic offenses within a five-year period or if you have been convicted three times within a five-year period of any of the following, you may be considered a Habitual Traffic Offender:

  • Committed voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, which resulted from your vehicle
  • Drove a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked driver’s license
  • Failed to stop and offer aid as required under Florida laws in the event of a motor vehicle crash, which results in the death or personal injury of a person
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Any felony in the commission of which motor vehicles are used

In addition, Florida has a “Three Crashes in Three Years” law, which was put into effective on January 1, 2010. This means that if you are convicted of or plead nolo contendere—in which you do not accept or deny the charges, but accept punishment—to your third traffic offense that caused a crash within 36 months, then you are required to:

  • Complete behind-the-wheel training
  • Pass a road test with a driver’s license examiner
  • Complete a Florida ADI class, which American Safety Council offers

Can’t Wait for Your Driver’s License?

If your license is suspended or revoked and you feel you need your license, then you can apply for a Florida hardship license, if any of these occurred:

  • Accumulated too many points on your driving record
  • Received a violation resulting in death or serious bodily injury
  • Are a Habitual Traffic Offender—in which case, you can apply after one year from the date of your revocation

However, if your license was taken away for another reason, you will likely not qualify for a hardship license. In the case of a DUI, you will need to prove, in addition to the other requirements, that you are enrolled in a DUI school. In order to obtain the hardship license, you must do all of the following:

Apply

Fill out an application.

Submit

Get a course verification (by email or mail), proving your enrollment in a Florida Advanced Driver Improvement course, and submit it to the DMV.

Pay

Pay the required fees.

The enrollment letter is very important, especially if you can’t afford to not drive—for example, if you must drive far for work, to school or for a medical reason—then obtaining a hardship license is essential. If you are approved for one by the FLHSMV (who may require additional information), then you can legally drive with the hardship license until your actual license is reinstated.

What You Should Know:

Your license will not be reinstated simply when your suspension ends. Many Florida drivers may not realize this and unfortunately, if you begin driving without completing the state’s requirements, then you are driving without a valid driver’s license and this could lead to more trouble. To retrieve your driver’s license, you must go to your local Florida Bureau of Administrative Review office and complete the process to reinstating it, which likely includes the requirement of taking an Advanced Driver Improvement course, which can be done in a school classroom or online.

Signing up for ADISchool.com’s Online Course

Now that you understand why you might need to take the Florida Advanced Driver Improvement course, you can start fulfilling the state’s requirements by enrolling in a 12-hour traffic school course today. Up until 2006, these courses had to be taken in person, but that is no longer true. You can now sign up for an online 12-Hour Advanced Driver Improvement Course and learn everything you need to know from the comfort of home.

American Safety Council, the provider of ADISchool.com’s course, ensures that registration is quick and easy. To sign up, all you have to do is input your personal information, create your login details, pay for the course and you can begin right away.

You’ve Completed Florida’s Advanced Driver Improvement Course—What’s Next?

Once you’ve finished Florida ADI school and passed the final exam, you can take the next steps to reinstating your license, but it depends on why it was suspended.

For instance, if your Florida driver’s license was suspended because you accumulated too many points, then you will need to go to your local Florida Bureau of Administrative Review office and present the following:

  • Take the required exam, which is included in the ADISchool.com course.
  • Pay suspension and any other fees.
  • Submit the course certificate.

After all of the above is completed, you must simply wait for the suspension to expire and then you can request a full license reinstatement at the same Bureau of Administrative Review office.

If your license was suspended for being an HTO, then it will be suspended for five years and you will not be able to get it reinstated until the suspension is up. However, you can go the local Bureau of Administration Review and request a hardship driver’s license after one year of suspension.

The Florida Advanced Driver Improvement course is meant for drivers with multiple traffic offenses and/or high-risk drivers, but if you feel you could really benefit from it, you can take it as well. If you are required to take this course or if you feel this course is best for you, get started today, and sign up at ADISchool.com.

Sources:

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: http://www.flhsmv.gov/html/FactsFigures/0911.pdf

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/licensing-requirements-teens-graduated-driver-license-laws-driving-curfews/

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/forms/hsmv78015-2.html