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Driver Improvement Program

Driver Improvement Program (DIP)
Point Assessment Reduction on a Missouri Driver’s  License

Missouri Revised Statutes Section 302 Drivers and Commercial Drivers Licenses

 

Details about the Driver  Improvement Program (DIP)

Avoiding Point Assessment on  Your Driver’s License:  If you are charged with a moving violation in a county  that has authorized the Fine Collection Center (FCC) to approve DIP, and you  plead guilty and pay your fine and costs in full to the FCC, you will  automatically be approved to attend an authorized Driver Improvement Program  course to avoid having points assessed on your Missouri driver’s license. However,  this program is not available for a violation committed in a commercial motor  vehicle or for any driver who has a commercial driver’s license (CDL) from  Missouri or any other state. Attendance at DIP is not mandatory. If you choose  to attend DIP, you must complete an approved DIP course within 60 days of your  guilty plea.


CLICK HERE to view Approved Online Programs for (DIP)

CLICK HERE to view Approved Permanent Class Locations for (DIP) 

 

Counties that allow FCC to  approve attendance at Driver Improvement Program:

A     
 F
McDonald
T
Adair
Franklin
Miller
None
Andrew
G
N
U
Atchison
Gasconade
Nodaway
None
Audrain
Greene
O
V
B  
Grundy
Oregon
Vernon
Barton
H
Osage
W
Benton
Harrison
P
Wayne
Bollinger
Henry
Pemiscot
Webster
Boone
Hickory
Perry
Worth
Buchanan
Holt
Pike
Wright
Butler
Howell
Platte
X
C
I
Putnam
None
Callaway
None
Q
Y
Cape Girardeau
J
None
None
Cass
None
R
Z
Cedar
K
Reynolds
None
Clay
None
Ripley
Clinton
L
S
Cole
Lawrence
Saline
Cooper
Lewis
Schuyler
Crawford
Lincoln
Scott
D
Livingston
Shannon
Dade
M
Shelby
Daviess
Macon
St. Clair
E
Madison
Ste. Genevieve
None
Marion
Sullivan

Important Notes: The DIP course or Motorcycle Rider Course you attend  will need to know the following to provide proof of course completion to DOR:

1. Court Originator Number: MOOSCAFCC 2. Court Name: Fine Collection Center 3. Court Case Number: Your traffic citation number found at top  of citation 4. Conviction Date: Can be  obtained on Missouri Case.net by entering your citation number in the case number  search field. When your case comes up on the screen, click on the case number  block. This will bring up the case header screen. Under disposition you will  see “guilty plea” if your guilty plea has been processed. If the disposition is  guilty plea, check the disposition date. This is the conviction date you will  need. If the disposition reads “not disposed” your guilty plea is still  pending. This could be because FCC has not processed your payment yet. It could  also be because FCC has received your payment but has not yet received the  original ticket from the law enforcement agency.  If you  can’t access the Internet or need help call FCC at (877) 866-3926 to obtain the  information you need.

Counties that do not  authorize FCC to approve DIP:  If the county in which you received your  citation is not listed above and you want to attend the Driver Improvement  Program, you must first plead not guilty to the Fine Collection Center.  FCC will then send your citation to the  prosecuting attorney in the county where the citation was issued. After the  prosecutor files the citation with the court, the court will notify you of a  court date. If you plead guilty at the court, the court has the authority to  allow you to attend DIP to avoid point assessment. However, this decision is  made by the court on a case by case basis and there is no guarantee that the  court will allow you to attend DIP to avoid points on your driver’s license.  You should check with the court in the county where the ticket was issued to  learn about local policies concerning DIP.

No points will be assessed to  your Missouri driver’s record if you meet these requirements.  For violations committed while operating a  motorcycle, the rider must attend an approved motorcycle-rider training course  following the rules above to avoid point assessment.

You cannot take a DIP course  before you have the date of your conviction to provide to the course. Remember,  you have 60 days after the conviction date to complete the course.

No person may attend the  Driver Improvement Program to avoid point assessment more than one time in any  36 month period. Course completion documents should be sent directly to the  Missouri Department of Revenue at the following address:

Missouri Department of  Revenue Driver License Bureau
P.O. Box 200
Jefferson City, MO  65105-0200

Documents must be sent  within 15 days of course completion. For violations committed while operating  a motorcycle, the rider must attend an approved motorcycle-rider training  course following the rules above to avoid point assessment.

A moving violation,  under Missouri law, is a “traffic violation where at the time of the violation  the motor vehicle involved is in motion.” You should check with the Missouri  Department of Revenue (DOR) to determine if a particular charge is a moving  violation or for any other information concerning your driving record. You can  reach the DOR help desk at (573) 751-4475.

It is important to remember  this course WILL NOT remove the  traffic ticket from your record.  This  program only allows for the points to be removed from your license.

Out of State Drivers If your driver’s license is from a state other than  Missouri, attendance at the Driver Improvement Program in Missouri will not  guarantee that your home state will not assess points or otherwise enter a  moving violation on your record. You should check with your home state  authorities to determine what rules apply.

CONTACT:
Jim Delap, Senior Program Manager, Transportation Safety Programs
Missouri Safety Center-Highway Safety Instructional Park
1200 South Holden
Warrensburg, MO   64093
Phone: 800-801-3588 or 660-543-4081
Fax: 660-543-4574
jdelap@ucmo.edu

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