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Defensive Driving School
Hoover Municipal Court offers several National Safety Council Level I four-hour, Alive at 25 and Level II eight-hour Defensive Driving Courses at our office located at:
2020 Valleydale Rd.
Hoover, AL 35244

Driving school may be offered for defendants charged with moving violations, excluding defendants who possess a Commercial Drivers License. Any defendant wishing to take driving school must apply for and register in person. Upon completion of the class, the defendant’s charge will be dismissed.

Taking the Program

If interested in driving school, please check with a court magistrate before entering a plea on your citation. If you plead guilty, it will be too late to take driving school. If your ticket is with Hoover, standard fees are currently $125 for the four-hour class and Alive at 25 and $150 plus court costs for the eight-hour class. The fee for Defensive Driving School is due in full at the time of registration.

If your ticket was issued by an agency other than the City of Hoover, and you have been approved by the court to attend Defensive Driving School, you must register for class in person and you must pay for the defensive driving class at the time of registration. The costs for referral cases are $25.00 for the Level I 4 hour class and Alive at 25, and $50 for the Level II 8 hour class.

Currently, we only accept cash as payment for all Defensive Driving classes. Check out the calendar for next class times.

Eligibility Requirements
If you have a Commercial Drivers License or a prior conviction of D.U.I. you do not qualify for Defensive Driving School

Effective November 9, 2012, defendants will not be allowed to schedule a defensive driving class or reschedule a class 24 hours prior to the start of the class.

4 Hour & Alive At 25 Defensive Driving School
The four hour Defensive Driving Class is available to a defendant with no minor moving traffic violations within the past five years and if the defendant has not previously attended a Defensive Driving Class.

Ages 16 through 25 that are eligible should attend the Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Class, those over 25 years of age should attend a DDS 4-hour class.

8 Hour Defensive Driving School
A defendant has attended a 4-hour class previously and received no more than one moving violation since. A defendant is charged with Passing a School Bus or Reckless Driving. (These offenses are not eligible for the four-hour course).

Prior DUI Convictions
Defensive driving courses are not available for anyone with a prior DUI conviction on their driving record.