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1-hour Illinois Defensive Driving Course

Most drivers use the 1-hour version to get their defensive driving disount.


4-hour Illinois Defensive Driving Course

Choose the 4-hour course to meet specific insurance or court requirements.


6-hour Illinois Defensive Driving Course

Choose the 6-hour course to meet specific insurance or court requirements.

No Hidden Fees

Our online traffic school gives you defensive driving techniques, live customer service, and a certificate of completion at one affordable price.

No Course Timers

Cruise through our Illinois defensive driving course with no course timers to slow you down.


Certificate of Completion

Your certificate of completion is emailed immediately after you successfully complete the course.

Mobile Friendly

Whichever device you prefer, you can enjoy our easy-to-view full-screen video.

Our Illinois Defensive Driving Courses Feature:

  • 24/7 online access for flexible and convenient learning
  • Interactive exercises for an engaging experience
  • No course timers so you control the pace
  • Smart bookmarking that picks up exactly where you left off
  • 100% mobile-friendly delivery
  • Helpful live chat customer support
  • Easy to complete exam with 99% passing rate on first attempt
  • Only $24.95 with NO hidden fees

Complete Our Online Course in the Shortest Time Allowed

We offer 1-hr, 4-hr, and 6-hr defensive diving courses to meet Illinois court and insurance requirements. Check with your court or insurance agent to find out which option is best for you and to make sure you qualify.

With the DriveSafe Online Illinois driver safety course, you control the gas pedal and the brakes. Whether you want to speed straight through or take the scenic route with lots of pit stops, our defensive driver course makes it easy for you. Our simple bookmarking feature will bring you right back where you left off whenever you’re ready – you’ll never have to repeat any content.

And we go where you go! Start the course on your home computer and finish it on your phone as you ride the L to Navy Pier. You can switch between devices whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.

Our defensive driving courses include just the information you need to earn your safe driver completion certificate. That’s why 99% pass the final exam on their first attempt. We provide the most efficient solution for your defensive driving needs.

Immerse Yourself in an Engaging Learning Approach

DriveSafe Online courses take a fresh approach to driver safety. We use engaging full-screen videos, helpful drone footage, lively animated graphics, and enjoyable interactive scenarios to bring your learning to life.

Plus, our real-world scenarios are interactive to immerse you in the experience. See how you’d respond in hazardous situations without any danger to you or others. Our award-winning, innovative design has redefined the driver improvement course experience.

Our courses are designed with you in mind. You’ll have a new perspective on safe driving and have fun while you learn.

Did you know?

DriveSafe Online offers a money-back guarantee. If your court doesn’t accept our certificate we will refund your money.

Earn an Insurance Discount

Illinois drivers who take the DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving course could be eligible for a discount on auto insurance premiums.

Before registering for a course, contact your insurance company to discuss your potential discount and any course requirements. Discounts vary among insurers, so it’s best to confirm this information with your agent prior to taking the course.

After completing the Illinois Defensive Driving course, you will receive a completion certificate that can be emailed to your insurance agent as proof that you passed the course. You can also have the certificate emailed directly to them or print a hard copy of your completion certificate. Your agent will use the certificate to confirm your eligibility for an insurance discount.

If you complete our course for a defensive driving discount and are unable to receive one from your insurance provider, you’ll get a full refund of your course fee. Always check with your agent beforehand to make sure your car insurance company offers a defensive driving discount and that you are eligible for savings.

Ticket Dismissal

Some Illinois courts allow drivers to take an Illinois traffic school course to help dismiss a traffic ticket. The program is limited to certain traffic violations and is approved on a court-by-court basis based on your situation.

You must check with your court to learn if you qualify for ticket dismissal prior to taking the course. If you are approved for ticket dismissal following completion of a defensive driving class, verify our DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving Course satisfies court requirements.

Enjoy Key DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving Course Benefits:

  • Become a safer driver
  • Lowest price available
  • Stay safe from home —100% online
  • One price means no hidden fees
  • May be completed in multiple sessions
  • Easy Pause/Stop/Start controls
  • Certificate emailed immediately upon completion



Frequently Asked Questions About the DriveSafe Online Illinois Defensive Driving Course


How long does an online defensive driving course in Illinois take?

Your time is valuable. You have places to be and people to see, which shouldn’t get in the way of learning how to become a safer driver.

DriveSafe Online offers 1-hour, 4-hour, and 6-hour course options to fit nearly every Illinois driver’s need. Do you want to earn an auto insurance discount to lower your premium? Check. Do you want help dismissing a speeding ticket to clean up your driving record? Check. Do you need to satisfy court requirements to avoid losing your driving privileges? Check. Choose the appropriate course length that meets your needs. Then get out on the highway and be in those places and see those people.

Can I do traffic school for a speeding ticket in Illinois?

Maybe you thought the speed limit was 40 mph when it was only 30 mph. Maybe your new sports car accelerates a bit faster than your old minivan. No one’s perfect all the time. DriveSafe Online could be your ticket to dismissing your ticket.

If you receive a speeding ticket in Illinois, you might be eligible to get it dismissed before the conviction appears on your driving record. Many courts allow drivers to complete an online traffic school to dismiss their ticket. Of course, this applies to certain violations and driving record history, and acceptance may vary from court to court. Be sure to ask your court if you are eligible to take a DriveSafe Online Defensive Driving course to satisfy their requirements for dismissing a traffic ticket.

How much does traffic school in Illinois cost?

Unfortunately, not everyone has a great uncle who knows everything about everything who can offer sound advice before you make a purchase. It’s up to you to research the best value for the price.

DriveSafe Online offers the best content, best features, and best customer support for the best online traffic school value available. Some online driving courses promote a low introductory price only to charge extra for access to course audio, the final exam, and even the completion certificate.  Those additional fees can really add up.

At DriveSafe Online, we offer full access to all course features including full screen narrated video, interactive scenarios, practice quizzes, final exam questions, as well as the completion certificate for one affordable price, just $24.95.

If you don’t have a know-it-all uncle to help with buying decisions, we have the next best thing. Read the outstanding reviews from our many satisfied customers.

Can I get an insurance discount with an Illinois defensive driving course?

From school loans to braces for junior to replacements parts for the broken ice maker, money seems to leave your wallet faster than it arrives. The good news is we can help save you money.

When you take a DriveSafe Online defensive driver course, your completion certificate could qualify you to receive a discount on your auto insurance. Some insurance providers offer up to 10% off annual premiums for three years for those who complete an online safe driver course. Depending on your policy, that could mean hundreds of dollars back in your wallet. Check with your insurance agent to find out if your insurance company offers a defensive driver discount and ask how much you could save.


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25 Years of Training Experience

DriveSafe Online® defensive driving courses are developed by the same award-winning eLearning team trusted by top companies around the world to train millions of people. 

Some of our clients and partners include Oracle, Hyatt, Cessna, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo and Georgia-Pacific. We have been creating online courses since 1994. In fact, we helped develop many innovative standards you see in online courses today. 

Simply put, we know what it takes to create online courses that are interesting, fun to take and actually help you learn.

Our work has earned multiple awards for:

  •   Best content
  •   Best advance in technology
  •   Best innovation

Now our team is focused on revolutionizing online driver education.

DriveSafe Online courses merge unique graphics and animations, interactive scenarios with narrated stories and video demonstrations—including in-car and drone footage—to deliver safe driving information like no other online defensive driving course available today.

Our mission is to develop a better way to help you:

  •   Save money on your auto insurance
  •   Meet court-ordered driver improvement plans
  •   Dismiss traffic tickets or reduce points
  •   Reinforce your driver road knowledge
  •   Become a safer driver

The way we see it, we all share the same streets and highways. If we each take the time to do our part to understand driving laws and regulations, improve our driving performance, and be courteous to other drivers, the roads will be safer for everyone to enjoy. 

Drive smart. Drive confident. And always, DriveSafe.

Your Road to Savings

Defensive driver education can reduce your insurance premium up to 10%. Are you ready to save money?